Upgrades start on six ACT ‘black spots’

 Upgrades worth $860,000 start under Australian Government’s Black Spot Program  Works to include improved line markings, speed humps and upgraded signage  All projects due for completion by mid-2018 Works are underway on road safety upgrades at six locations across the ACT under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program. Senator for…

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Extent of weekend flooding may have been avoided

Neglect of Canberra’s essential stormwater assets may have exacerbated the damage caused in yesterday’s flood, Shadow Minister for Urban Services Nicole Lawder said today. Last month, the Canberra Liberals raised concerns with the government’s failure to maintain Canberra’s essential stormwater assets following an Auditor-General’s report on the issue. The report,…

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Judge rules the Labor-Greens government ignored process

Chief Justice Helen Murrell has today delivered a stinging rebuke to the Labor-Greens government in a judgement on the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club’s lease. The judge upheld 80 per cent of the Greyhound Club’s complaints on the lack of process surrounding the government’s delaying of a decision to renew the…

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Dickson land scandal: worse than we thought

Confirmed: * Government paid $3.9 million to the Tradies Club for a building housing the CFMEU HQ * Government rented back the building to the Tradies for $1 per year * Auditor-General said the ACT government “relinquished considerable financial value to the Tradies” * Auditor-General said, “there is also a…

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Adult Mental Health Unit maxed out and understaffed

With the mental health unit at The Canberra Hospital maxed out for the better part of 2016-17, some mental health patients may slip through the cracks, unable to get the treatment they need, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said today. Under questioning from the Opposition, Mental Health Minister Shane Rattenbury…

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