ACT new adoption resources a step in the right direction

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja, today welcomed the release of new information resources by the ACT Government, aimed at simplifying the often complex domestic adoption process in the ACT and making it more accessible for everyone.   “I am pleased that the…

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Container Deposit Scheme: another tax grab from ACT Labor

The Canberra Liberals have today voted against legislation aimed at introducing a Container Deposit Scheme to the ACT. The CDS will ultimately lump Canberra consumers and small businesses with significant upfront costs with little reward, Shadow Minister for Local Business Andrew Wall said. “This scheme is a tax on beverages,…

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Canberra Liberals to act on bikie violence

After a string of bikie related violence in Canberra suburbs, the Canberra Liberals will fulfil their commitment to bring in tough anti-gang legislation this week, Shadow Attorney-General Jeremy Hanson said today.  “The most recent attack saw one person shot, bullets fired into a home with children inside, and reports of…

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Little incentive for prisoners to work at AMC

An ongoing problem at the Alexander Maconochie Centre is that inmates can receive double the income from external sources than they can earn from working in the prison, Shadow Minister for Corrections Giulia Jones said today.  Questioning from the Canberra Liberals revealed inmates can receive $150 per week from anyone…

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ACT Government should do more to track youth recidivism

The ACT Government should establish a system to record the number of children who serve a custodial sentence at an adult prison after doing time at Bimberi Youth Detention Centre, Shadow Minister for Families, Youth and Community Services Elizabeth Kikkert said today. Questioning from the Canberra Liberals revealed the ACT…

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