STRENGTHEN SISTER CITY RELATIONSHIP WITH BEIJING: SMYTH

The ACT Legislative Assembly and the Barr government should re-affirm Canberra’s Sister City relationship with Beijing to promote trade, cultural, education and tourism opportunities between the two cities, Shadow Minister for Business and Economic Development Brendan Smyth said today. “It has been 15 years since the Canberra-Beijing Sister City relationship…

Read More

LIVE PERFORMANCE TICKET SALES AND REVENUE DOWN IN THE ACT

The latest Ticket Attendance and Revenue Survey report issued by Live Performance Australia this month shows the ACT’s live performance attendance rates have fallen by 29.8 percent with an 8.3 percent downgrade in revenues for the sector, Shadow Minister for Arts Brendan Smyth said today “These results are unacceptable especially…

Read More

Emergency Services management needs overhaul

The Emergency Services Agency (ESA) needs to enhance its capability and improve safeguards for the community. To make this happen, the Canberra Liberals are calling for the ESA to be re-established as a statutory authority, independent of the Justice and Community Safety Directorate (JACS), Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brendan…

Read More

Barr government goes nowhere on Arts policy

The release of the government’s Arts policy framework yesterday shows that three years on from the 2012 policy nothing has changed, with the government telling us more needs to be done in the Arts without detailing what, Shadow Minister for Arts Brendan Smyth said today. “The 2012 Arts policy framework…

Read More