Action needed on safety concerns at Mount Taylor

This week in the Legislative Assembly I will be bringing forward a proposal to address the safety concerns of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians accessing Mount Taylor. We need to improve the safety of the parking area and surrounding amenities, Member for Brindabella Mark Parton said today. “Mt Taylor is an…

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GOVERNMENT URGED TO RELEASE OVERDUE REPORT ON GREYHOUNDS

The greyhound racing industry’s transition report should have been made public more than three weeks ago. The government is urged to publicly release the report immediately, Shadow Minister for Gaming and Racing Mark Parton said today. The ACT government appointed former ACT Health Services Commissioner Mary Durkin to provide a…

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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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