STATEMENT From Brendan Smyth MLA

After 21 years of public service and 18 years in the Legislative Assembly, I today announce my resignation as an MLA. I wish to thank the people of Brindabella for their support over the years and the trust they’ve placed in me to represent them. Thank you for that honour.…

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PROGRESS TOWARDS PARLIAMENTARY BUDGET OFFICER

Debate on Canberra Liberals legislation to establish a Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) has resulted in it being referred to an Assembly committee for consideration, Shadow Treasurer Brendan Smyth said today. “Under our proposed legislation, the PBO would be established as an independent officer of the Assembly. They would undertake specified…

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YOU CAN’T TRUST ANDREW BARR WITH YOUR RATES

Rates are tripling under Andrew Barr and his relentless push to squeeze Canberrans with cost of living pressures is a major hallmark of his tenure as Chief Minister, Shadow Treasurer Brendan Smyth said today. “Any suggestion that Andrew Barr will look to ease pressure on rates increases should be viewed…

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BARR DECLARES WAR ON COMMUNITY CLUBS

Andrew Barr’s decision to allow poker machines inside Canberra’s casino is an act of betrayal of the Canberra community and their community based clubs. He has an agreement with clubs to support a community gaming model and it appears he’s turning his back on that, Shadow Minister for Gaming and…

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BARR STILL TAMPERING WITH COMMUNITY CLUB GAMING MODEL

Amidst reports that Andrew Barr and his government are still entertaining a proposal to allow poker machines in the casino, the Chief Minister needs to recognise that he has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with clubs supporting the community gaming model, Shadow Minister for Gaming and Racing Brendan Smyth said…

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BARR REFUSES TO BACK COMMUNITY CLUBS

Andrew Barr refused to support the ACT’s community clubs when quizzed on the community gaming model by the Canberra Liberals in the Legislative Assembly’s question time today, Shadow Minister for Gaming and Racing Brendan Smyth said today. “In question time Mr Barr was asked: WALL: Chief Minister, does your government…

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