Disadvantaged ACT families to receive support

The Federal Coalition Government today announced it will commit up to $600,000 to improve the lifetime outcomes of families and children in the ACT in the areas that need it most. Working in partnership with the ACT Government, the Commonwealth will direct funding to an initiative that will focus on…

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Traffic lights at dangerous intersection welcomed

The Canberra Liberals welcome the ACT government’s budget commitment to install traffic lights at the intersection of Tillyard and Ginninderra Drives. Member for Ginninderra Elizabeth Kikkert MLA first lobbied the government to improve the safety of this dangerous intersection well before she was elected to the Legislative Assembly. Throughout 2015,…

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Tackling the scourge of ice in the ACT

The Coalition Government is delivering on our strategy to tackle the scourge of ice in our communities, with another four Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) being established in the ACT. Under the program, partnerships work together to empower and education communities to prevent and reduce the harms of alcohol and…

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Mental Health patients need specialised care

Mental Health Minister Shane Rattenbury’s ACT Budget announcement to improve Canberra’s mental health facilities is welcomed but does not go far enough to improve mental health services, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. “I am pleased that Minister Shane Rattenbury has conceded the ACT’s mental health facilities need significant improvements.…

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Celebrate Gungahlin festival sacked due to construction work

My Gungahlin has announced that the Celebrate Gungahlin committee has decided to cancel the festival this year due to light rail construction work. This is very disappointing news for Gungahlin and the Canberra community. As a founding member of the Celebrate Gungahlin committee, I know that this decision would not…

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