QUESTIONS RAISED OVER NEW CHIEF ENGINEER WITHOUT PANEL

The Canberra Liberals have welcomed the government’s announcement to establish the position of the ACT’s first Chief Engineer. However, the announcement raises questions as to whether the position would function effectively by itself and without proper support, Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Nicole Lawder said today. “Ahead of last…

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LE COUTEUR TOO BUSY TO ADDRESS CONSTITUENT CONCERNS

Caroline Le Couteur has failed her Murrumbidgee constituents by voting against a move that would have sent planning rules affecting proposed public housing developments to an Assembly committee for review, Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Nicole Lawder said today. “Ms Le Couteur failed in her responsibility as an MLA,…

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LAWDER QUESTIONS GOVERNMENT’S COVERT AMENDMENT

A covert and questionable technical amendment has enabled the Barr government to proceed with public housing development in suburban locations where it would otherwise have been prohibited by the Territory Plan, Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Nicole Lawder said today. Documents recently released under Freedom of Information show the…

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GOVERNMENT URGED TO COME CLEAN AFTER FOI REQUEST DENIED

The Barr government is urged to come clean after a Freedom of Information request to investigate the cause of ongoing stench in some Tuggeranong suburbs was denied, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Nicole Lawder said today. The FOI request was to investigate the cause of putrid odour, believed to be…

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