Canberra teachers deserve an apology from ACT government

On behalf of the ACT government, Education Minister Yvette Berry should apologise to teachers for failing to keep them safe from violent assaults at work, Shadow Education Minister Elizabeth Lee said. Following a two year investigation into violence against teachers in ACT schools, WorkSafe ACT found that the ACT government…

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GOVERNMENT BACKS MORE CHOICE FOR AUSTRALIANS

Cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms have a proud history in our nation, offering 8 in 10 Australians an alternative model to profit-driven enterprises. Today Senator the Honourable Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance, along with the Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Cooperatives, Senator the Honourable…

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Recycling graves would be troubling for many Canberrans

Recycling the graves of departed loved ones would be quite troubling for many Canberrans. A dignified and respectful approach should be taken when honouring our departed loved ones. This concern should be paramount. How we treat and honour our dead is one of the oldest cultural traditions that make us…

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Welcome backflip on punitive P-plate restrictions

The Canberra Liberals are pleased that the Minister for Road Safety Shane Rattenbury has dropped his proposals for excessive restrictions on young Canberra drivers. When the Minister announced his plan for a harsh curfew which would ban P-platers from driving between midnight and 5am, the Canberra Liberals warned about its…

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Bus backflip a win for Canberra commuters

While many school children will still be left without a dedicated bus service, the Labor-Greens government’s backflip on its radical bus overhaul is a win for many Canberra commuters, Shadow Transport Minister Candice Burch said. “The Canberra Liberals are pleased to see the government change its mind on some the…

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Statement regarding violence against teachers in ACT public schools

Violence against teachers in Canberra schools is unacceptable. The Labor government’s failure to keep our teachers safe is inexcusable and must be condemned. By breaching its legal responsibilities to ensure teachers are safe, the Labor government has shown a remarkable disregard and disrespect for the profession and has essentially allowed…

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Greater access to life-saving equipment needed

More defibrillators should be publicly accessible to help improve the survival rate of people going into cardiac arrest, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. Today on International Restart a Heart Day, Mrs Dunne will join St John Ambulance’s Crowd sourcing HELP initiative to raise awareness and generate support for the…

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