Rates petition should be referred to committee for inquiry

A petition with thousands of signatures calling on the Labor-Greens government to reverse its method for calculating rates paid by unit owners should be referred to the Public Accounts Committee for inquiry, Leader of the Opposition Alistair Coe said today. Mr Coe will today table a petition in the ACT…

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Stranded commuters want Canberra’s bus route restored

Stranded residents and commuters have voiced their concerns with the government’s recent changes to Canberra’s bus routes, frustrated that the changes were made without warning, Member for Kurrajong Elizabeth Lee said today. In October last year, the Labor-Greens government changed Canberra’s bus routes without consulting residents and commuters, with the…

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Ambulance services below minimum crewing levels

ACT Ambulance Services has been grossly under resourced, with more than 40 per cent of ambulance emergency shifts working below the minimum crewing level in 2016-17, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Giulia Jones said today. There are two ambulance shifts per day, which equates to 730 shifts per year. ACTAS…

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Physics in footy and Indigenous astronomy activities amongst National Science Week Grant recipients

Hospitals, art galleries and sports stadiums are amongst the more unusual locations set to come alive with science during this year’s National Science Week, thanks to over $600,000 in Australian Government grants announced today. The 2018 National Science Week Grants will provide funding for science engagement activities, events, and competitions…

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Working Together for the Future – Science Meets Parliament

Our scientists, researchers and innovators are at the forefront of our changing economy – the relationship between scientists and lawmakers is critical to Australia’s future prosperity. The 20th annual Science meets Parliament brings more than 200 scientists, technologists and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals to Parliament House in…

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Alert Level 3: The Canberra Hospital in crisis mode

For three consecutive months the Canberra Hospital was in crisis mode where internal incidents threatened to disrupt the flow of critical services to patients, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said today. In an answer to a Question on Notice, Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris confirmed that The Canberra Hospital was at…

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CRC-P Grants: Strengthening our industries and promoting job creation

The fifth round of Australian Government CRC Project (CRC-P) grants opened today, targeting short-term industry-led collaborative research projects that will develop products, services or processes to deliver tangible outcomes and commercial benefits to participants and their industry sectors. “The CRC Program remains a cornerstone of the Australian Government’s commitment to…

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Business confidence in ACT government policies hits lowest point

Small to medium businesses in the ACT are steadily losing confidence in the Labor-Greens government, with some believing government policies are working against them, according to a SENSIS Business Index survey, Shadow Minister for Business and Employment Andrew Wall said today. The data released today shows support for government policies…

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