LAWDER MOVES TO ALLOW AUSLAN INTERPRETERS INTO ASSEMBLY

Today Member for Brindabella Nicole Lawder will move to make the Legislative Assembly’s proceedings more accessible for Deaf Canberrans. “Today I will move an amendment to the Legislative Assembly’s standing orders which will allow Auslan interpreters onto the floor of the Assembly when it’s in session. Currently special permission needs…

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BARR BACKS CFMEU OVER CHINA FREE TRADE BENEFITS FOR CANBERRA

Andrew Barr has caved in to Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) pressure, backing xenophobia over the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) and its benefits for Canberra, Shadow Minister for Business and Economic Development Brendan Smyth said today. “Yesterday, in my Assembly motion seeking to re-affirm the Canberra-Beijing Sister…

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MORE EFFICIENT SOLAR ACCESS RULES TO COME UNDER CANBERRA LIBERALS

The Barr government should repeal the controversial solar access building rules created through Variation 306 and replace them with a simple building envelope or a significantly increased solar fence, Shadow Minister for Planning Alistair Coe said today. “These ridiculous rules introduced in 2013 mean many new homes cannot be positioned…

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JAIL’S SECURITY ISSUES SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED

Today in the Legislative Assembly, Shadow Minister for Corrections Andrew Wall called on the Barr government to undertake a thorough review of security and management practices at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) to ensure any existing security issues do not continue in an expanded facility. The call was voted down…

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STRENGTHEN SISTER CITY RELATIONSHIP WITH BEIJING: SMYTH

The ACT Legislative Assembly and the Barr government should re-affirm Canberra’s Sister City relationship with Beijing to promote trade, cultural, education and tourism opportunities between the two cities, Shadow Minister for Business and Economic Development Brendan Smyth said today. “It has been 15 years since the Canberra-Beijing Sister City relationship…

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CANBERRA LIBERALS WILL DUPLICATE COTTER ROAD

A Canberra Liberals government will complete the duplication of Cotter Road, removing a major bottleneck for residents in the southern suburbs, Woden, Weston Creek and the developing Molonglo Valley, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today. “The commitment which forms part of the Canberra Liberals comprehensive transport plan will…

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