CPO confirms Canberra Liberals’ fears on bikie gangs

Chief Police Officer Justine Saunders has confirmed the rising threat from Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, restating the need to protect the community with tough laws similar to other jurisdictions, Shadow Attorney-General said. In an interview on ABC Breakfast this morning, Chief Police Officer Saunders said bikie gangs was the one issue…

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Cost blowouts and integrity breaches at Floriade

An external consulting firm has been engaged to investigate possible cost blowouts and integrity breaches in the ACT government’s annual Floriade event, revealed in Estimates today. The stunning admissions also revealed that funding in some areas of the event has been cut to pay for blowouts in other areas. An…

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Taxpayer-funded controversial deal questioned

Paying for a controversial arrangement between the Labor government and Unions ACT with taxpayers’ money is questionable. The 2018-19 ACT Budget confirmed ACT Labor will commit $3.362 million in taxpayers’ money to enforce the controversial Local Jobs Code. The Local Jobs Code gives trade unions unprecedented power over government procurement…

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Woden Next Town Centre to Benefit from Commonwealth Investment

Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, announced Woden is about to receive an economic boost with work on IP Australia’s $40 million building refurbishment commencing this week. The upgrades will provide a modern and efficient working environment for IP Australia, with approximately 1,000 staff at its Discovery…

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Bullying in the health system needs answers

Allegations of bullying, intimidation, harassment and other inappropriate behaviour in the health system cannot go unanswered, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. Mrs Dunne is looking for answers about the toxic work culture in the health system. She will question Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris in Estimates hearings today. “Ms Fitzharris…

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Killing of family pet questioned

Shadow Minister for Urban Services Nicole Lawder has questioned why a beloved family pet of 17 years was euthanised without its owner’s consent or knowledge. Ms Lawder has written to City Services Minister Meegan Fitzharris asking why this sad event was allowed to happen. Kambah resident Drago Gvozdanovic’s said his…

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