Senator Seselja praises local commemorative projects

Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, today announced two Canberra organisations would receive Government funding to support local community projects that honoured Australia’s military history. Senator Seselja congratulated No 37 Squadron (RAAF) Association who received $1,770 and Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme 1939 – 1945 who received $1,769 to install plaques at…

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ACT GOVERNMENT’S $300 MILLION CONTRACT WITHOUT A TENDER

Today in the Estimates Committee hearings, it was revealed by the Chief Minister’s officials that Icon Water gave a contract worth about $300 million without a tender process or expressions of interest, Leader of the Opposition Alistair Coe said today. “Rather than use the government’s own in-house Shared Services provider,…

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ACT GOVERNMENT LAGS ON ESSENTIAL SERVICES

A new report on the maintenance of road infrastructure is a damning indictment on the ACT government’s ability to manage essential and basic services in the ACT, Shadow Minister for Urban Services Steve Doszpot said today. The ACT Auditor-General’s report “Maintenance of selected road infrastructure assets” shows the backlog of…

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BUDGET REPLY: GOVERNMENT INTEGRITY IS KEY

Leader of the Opposition Alistair Coe has announced the Canberra Liberals will push for key government integrity measures as part of his official reply to the ACT Budget. “This week’s Budget was a bad one for families and local businesses, which will be forced to absorb increasing costs as a…

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APOLOGY WELCOMED, BUT STILL WAITING ON RESOLUTION

The Canberra Liberals welcome Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris’ apology to the indigenous community for blaming them for confusion over the Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm. However; questions remain on how the government plans to provide the community with a viable alternative, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs James Milligan said today. Mr…

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ACT BUDGET: MASSIVE HIT TO COST OF LIVING

The money hungry ACT government is slugging households more and more in today’s Budget, while future generations will be forced to pay for the incompetence of Andrew Barr as Treasurer. The bottom line is, this Budget will make it more difficult to live, work and raise a family in Canberra,…

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ACT Budget Update

The money hungry ACT government is slugging households more and more in the Budget, while future generations will be forced to pay for their decisions. Increases to Rates, Fees, Charges & Taxes As per previous years, the ACT Labor Government is increasing a range of fees, fines, taxes and charges…

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GOVERNMENT KEEPS RESIDENTS IN THE DARK OVER POWER OUTAGES

Resolving frequent power outages that have put Gungahlin residents in the dark for the past month should be a matter of urgency for the Chief Minister, member for Yerrabi James Milligan said today. Concerned residents have bombarded Mr Milligan about the ongoing frequency and severity of power outages throughout Gungahlin.…

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New DSS headquarters in Tuggeranong almost complete

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 09:22   Work on the new national office for the Department of Social Services (DSS) in Tuggeranong is only months away from completion. Assistant Minister for Social Services and Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, yesterday toured the building to view the final stages of the…

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QUESTIONS RAISED OVER NEW CHIEF ENGINEER WITHOUT PANEL

The Canberra Liberals have welcomed the government’s announcement to establish the position of the ACT’s first Chief Engineer. However, the announcement raises questions as to whether the position would function effectively by itself and without proper support, Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Nicole Lawder said today. “Ahead of last…

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