UNIONS ALLOWED TO RECRUIT IN ACT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Today Education Minister Yvette Berry refused to acknowledge that unions presenting to students and recruiting for members in ACT public schools is inappropriate, Shadow Minister for Education Andrew Wall said today. “It has been suggested to me that unions have had access to ACT public schools on a regular basis,…

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UP TO 45 WOMEN IN A FACILITY DESIGNED FOR 29 AT THE AMC

The number of women forced to share facilities designed for 29 women at the Alexander Maconochie Centre has increased more than 40 per cent over the past four months, Shadow Minister for Women and Corrections Giulia Jones said today. “In a humiliating display of the government’s short-sightedness, it was revealed…

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JONES SECURES MORE PORTALOOS AT MORE FIRES IN THE ACT

A provision that would see portaloos deployed at fire emergency incidents in and around the ACT is being finalised thanks to strong and persistent lobbying by Shadow Minister for Police and Emergency Services Giulia Jones. Mrs Jones first lobbied the government in March this year to provide portaloos to Staging…

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AUDIT REPORT HIGHLIGHTS FAILURES IN MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health recovery is seriously inhibited by poor policies and systemic failures according to the ACT Auditor-General’s report Mental Health Services Transition from Acute Care, Shadow Minister for Health Vicki Dunne said today. “The overall conclusion of the Auditor-General is that ACT Mental Health lacks an ‘…integrated, comprehensive and contemporary…

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Seselja negotiates extra $57 million for ACT Schools

Liberal Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, has negotiated $57.9 million for the ACT to give local Catholic and Independent schools funding certainty and to assist with the transition to the new model while key reviews are undertaken. This is on top of record Commonwealth funding for ACT non-government schools…

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