AIHW – ACT RECORDS WORST ED RESULTS IN AUSTRALIA

The latest data highlighting the lack of performance from the ACT Health system shows we still have the longest emergency department waiting times in the country. The health of Canberrans is still being put at risk by a government addicted to light rail, Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister…

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ASSEMBLY SHOULD EXPLORE FLEXIBILITY FOR BREASTFEEDING MEMBERS

Today Shadow Minister for Women Giulia Jones will call on the Legislative Assembly to look into proxy voting options for breastfeeding MLAs during divisions in the chamber. “Currently the Legislative Assembly allows breastfeeding MLAs to feed their babies in the chamber but I believe the Assembly should consider proxy voting…

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TEACHERS NOT GETTING SUPPORT THEY NEED IN ACT SCHOOLS

Today the report released by Professor Tony Shaddock into students with complex needs and challenging behaviours, paints a worrying picture for Canberra’s schools. Now more than ever, support for teachers should be paramount, Shadow Minister for Education Steve Doszpot said today. “According to the report, nearly 70 percent of teachers…

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WEED MANAGEMENT NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

The Barr government needs to reinstate the weed management funding cuts from the 2015-16 ACT Budget to address the increasing prevalence of weeds in the ACT’s urban, suburban and rural areas, Shadow Minister for Environment Nicole Lawder said today. “African lovegrass, serrated tussock, Madagascan fireweed and other types of weeds…

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BURCH FAILS ACT CLUBS

Gaming Minister Joy Burch has totally failed ACT clubs in the response that she’s tabled today to the largely tripartisan Public Accounts Committee report into the clubs sector, Shadow Minister for Gaming and Racing Brendan Smyth said today. “This was the ideal opportunity for the government to turn its rhetoric…

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MR FLUFFY VARIATION SECRETLY RUSHED THROUGH

ACT Planning Minister Mick Gentleman’s decision last week, to approve changes to the zoning of Mr Fluffy blocks that will allow dual occupancy dwellings on smaller parcels of land, is another deceptive planning decision from the Barr government, Shadow Minister for Planning Alistair Coe said today. “Minister Gentleman approved Draft…

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TAXES BARR PROMISED TO WIPE OUT JUST KEEP GOING UP

The Barr government’s latest Quarterly Consolidated Financial Report shows stamp duty and insurance duties have only increased. Andrew Barr committed to removing these taxes, but the reality is they’re only going up, Shadow Treasurer Brendan Smyth said today. “The take on duties has increased 13 percent from September Quarter Budget…

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