BERRY SHOULD FRONT UP OVER HOUSING CONCERNS IN WESTON CREEK

Housing Minister Yvette Berry should front up to hear Weston Creek residents concerns over proposed public housing developments, after refusing to let the Public Housing Renewal Taskforce face the public at a rescheduled WCCC meeting, Shadow Minister for Housing Mark Parton said today. Last week’s Weston Creek Community Council meeting…

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GREYHOUND RACING TO CONTINUE IN THE ACT

Following repeated questioning from the Canberra Liberals, the Minister responsible for Gaming and Racing in the ACT, today confirmed that greyhound racing will not be banned after July 1 2017. The clarification is welcome for the industry, Shadow Minister for Gaming and Racing Mark Parton said today. “After months of…

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MINISTER AGREES ACT GREYHOUND INDUSTRY HAS A CLEAN RECORD

In response to a Question on Notice seeking evidence of breaches, the Minister responsible for Gaming and Racing has confirmed there is no record of prosecutions for offences in relation to the ACT’s greyhound welfare code. It was also confirmed there have been no breaches of the Racing Act recorded…

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ACT LAGGING BEHIND ON EFFECTIVE HOMELESSNESS SERVICES

The ACT has ranked second worst for the proportion of people with an unmet need for accommodation according to the latest Productivity Commission’s annual report on homelessness services. Shadow Minister for Housing, Mark Parton said the results show people in the ACT are struggling to get the support and help…

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THE ACT GREYHOUND RACING INDUSTRY DESERVES A FAIR GO

The ACT greyhound racing industry has served the Canberra community for 37 years providing a well controlled sporting and leisure activity without an animal welfare breach. The industry claims some 400 participants from the ACT and about 50 people depend directly or indirectly on it for their livelihoods, Shadow Minister…

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