MINISTER AGREES ACT GREYHOUND INDUSTRY HAS A CLEAN RECORD

In response to a Question on Notice seeking evidence of breaches, the Minister responsible for Gaming and Racing has confirmed there is no record of prosecutions for offences in relation to the ACT’s greyhound welfare code. It was also confirmed there have been no breaches of the Racing Act recorded…

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DUNNE HIGHLIGHTS LACK OF AGED CARE BEDS IN ACT

According to the latest Productivity Commission’s annual report on aged care services the ACT is struggling to keep up with demand for aged care beds. The average national waiting time from when a person is assessed and found to be in need of permanent aged care to when a bed…

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ACT LAGGING BEHIND ON EFFECTIVE HOMELESSNESS SERVICES

The ACT has ranked second worst for the proportion of people with an unmet need for accommodation according to the latest Productivity Commission’s annual report on homelessness services. Shadow Minister for Housing, Mark Parton said the results show people in the ACT are struggling to get the support and help…

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RENTS CONTINUE TO RISE IN THE ACT

The latest Domain Rental and House Price Report shows the median weekly rental price for a house in the ACT reached $500 in December 2016, up 7.5 per cent from the previous year. The rental price for an apartment has also jumped over the year by 7.7 per cent to…

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DOSZPOT CALLS FOR COMMUNITY INPUT ON DANGEROUS DOGS

ACT Shadow Minister for Urban Services, Steve Doszpot is calling on the Canberra community to share their experiences or concerns with dangerous dogs. Mr Doszpot said this issue is of serious concern to many Canberra residents and he is urging the community to contact his office with any information or…

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INVESTIGATION INTO HUME PLASTICS-TO-FUEL PLANT WELCOMED

ACT Shadow Minister for the Environment, Elizabeth Lee, has welcomed the ACT Government’s decision to set up a panel of environmental and health experts to investigate the impacts of a proposed plastics-to-fuel plant at Hume. “My Brindabella colleagues and I have been contacted by many concerned Canberrans who don’t feel…

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