Labor negotiates extension of scandalous Dickson deal

The Labor government is negotiating with the CFMEU-backed Tradies to extend a lease included in a scandalous deal that has been widely condemned. The Deal: * Government paid $3.9 million to the Tradies Club for a building housing the CFMEU headquarters * Government rented back the building to the Tradies…

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Government hypocrisy over tree protection

The Labor-Greens government is holding up a vibrant urban renewal proposal because of one tree, even though it uprooted hundreds of native gums for its own development project without hesitation. A proposed development at Manuka is potentially being held up because of a single protected London Plane tree. “The Barr…

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Dangerous directive to GPs due to poor planning

Canberra doctors are being urged not to send patients to the Canberra Hospital emergency department due to “very high levels of service demand and patient acuity”. An “important message” to GPs is asking them to consider treatment pathways and referral options other than the emergency department. They are also asked…

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Government should not turn its back on Epilepsy ACT

The ACT government should not turn its back on people living with epilepsy, Shadow Minister for Disability Elizabeth Lee said. For 36 years, Epilepsy ACT has provided invaluable support to Canberrans living with epilepsy, their families and the community. More than 8,000 people are affected by epilepsy in Canberra and…

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Local Businesses on Show in Paris

From specialising in ballistic plates and digital targeting through to remote weapons systems, local businesses XTEK and EOS Defence Systems will have the chance to make valuable connections in the European market as they showcase their products at the 2018 Eurosatory Tradeshow in Paris. XTEK and EOS Defence Systems will…

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Office for Mental Health was not worth the wait

The long-overdue Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing was not worth the wait, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. “I am completely underwhelmed by Minister Rattenbury’s long-awaited solution to issues in Canberra’s mental health system,” Mrs Dunne said. “It has taken Minister Rattenbury more than 18 months to establish the…

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Helping Australia’s Food Industry Go Digital

An industry-led Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) launched today is helping Australia’s farmers, food producers and food industry businesses embrace digital technologies to improve their productivity, strengthen their branding and create new jobs and export opportunities. Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja launched the Food Agility CRC this…

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Significant Defence Investment in the ACT

The Australian Capital Territory continues to play an important part in the defence of our nation. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Liberal Senator for the Australian Capital Territory, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, welcomed the significant investment that Defence will make in the ACT during 2018-19.…

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$139 million windfall from Commonwealth in 2017–18

The sound economic stewardship of the Coalition Government has also delivered good conditions for the national economy. About 190,000 Canberrans will benefit from the income tax cuts announced in the budget on the back of this good management. Today’s Commonwealth budget also revealed a massive windfall for the ACT Government…

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