BARR FAILS TO MANAGE ACT BUDGET

The release of the Government’s budget update shows yet again that Andrew Barr cannot manage the Territory’s finances, the ACT Leader of the Opposition, Alistair Coe, said today. “The update shows an estimated fiscal deficit of $591 million in 2016–17. This means the government will need to borrow $591 million…

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RENTS CONTINUE TO RISE IN THE ACT

The latest Domain Rental and House Price Report shows the median weekly rental price for a house in the ACT reached $500 in December 2016, up 7.5 per cent from the previous year. The rental price for an apartment has also jumped over the year by 7.7 per cent to…

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COE TO FOCUS ON ENSURING BARR SPENDS TAXPAYERS’ MONEY WISELY

ACT Leader of the Opposition, Alistair Coe has urged Andrew Barr to spend taxpayers’ money wisely as the best way to address persistent financial deficits. Mr Coe’s call follows warnings from senior economist, Dr Stephen Anthony, and former senior ACT Treasury official, Dr Khalid Ahmed, about the Territory’s finances. “Dr…

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COE CONGRATULATES NEW NSW DEPUTY PREMIER

ACT Opposition Leader, Alistair Coe has extended his congratulations to the State Member for Monaro, John Barilaro MP on being elected as the Deputy Premier of NSW. Mr Barilaro has been a great community representative of his seat of Monaro, just across the ACT border, since his election in 2011,…

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OPPOSITION ANNOUNCES NEW SHADOW PORTFOLIOS

ACT Leader of the Opposition, Alistair Coe has announced the Canberra Liberals Shadow portfolios. The new roles demonstrate the Canberra Liberals commitment to delivering an alternative vision for Canberra, one that will work against a two-tier society and look out for families, youth, seniors and the most vulnerable members of…

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COE WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS TO CANBERRA LIBERALS TEAM

Today on the official swearing in day of the new ACT Legislative Assembly, ACT Leader of the Opposition, Alistair Coe has welcomed four new Members to the Canberra Liberals team. Mr Coe has also paid tribute to former ACT Speaker, Mrs Vicki Dunne and thanked her for four years of…

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STATEMENT FROM THE CANBERRA LIBERALS

The Canberra Liberals are proud to announce that the new Assembly team has elected Alistair Coe as Leader and Nicole Lawder as Deputy Leader. The new team is reflective of the Canberra Liberals and the Canberra community and will work to serve the people of the ACT by continuing our…

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CANBERRA LIBERALS REFER MANIPULATED FOI DOCUMENTS TO POLICE

The Canberra Liberals have made a referral to the Australian Federal Police following revelations in the recent Auditor-General’s report into Certain Land Development Agency Acquisitions that an FOI document was manipulated before being provided to the Opposition, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Alistair Coe said today. “The Auditor-General’s report found…

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ANDREW BARR MUST EXPLAIN COTTER DAM COST COVER-UP

Revelations in today’s Australian that the ACT Labor Government knew about the huge escalation in costs of the Cotter Dam before it formally agreed to the project, is in contradiction to past statements, Shadow Treasurer Alistair Coe said today. “For years, Andrew Barr and ACT Labor have been denying that…

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