Renewable energy target

“The Canberra Liberals are committed to protecting our environment for future generations of Canberrans. We recognise the need to tackle climate change and will continue the Territory’s renewable energy target of 100 percent renewable energy by 2020.” Nicole Lawder MLA Shadow Minister for Environment The problem The Canberra Liberals recognise…

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Grassroots Plan to Enhance ACT Tourism

Canberra has huge untapped potential as a destination for ecotourism, leisure tourism and business tourism, from both interstate and international visitors. It is a potential that is going untapped. While many proposals have been put forward over the years, they share one common fault – they all come from government…

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Communities@Work Reach Home Program

“The Canberra Liberals want vulnerable families in our community to have access to transitional accommodation and outreach support” Nicole Lawder MLA Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services   The problem The Communities@Work Reach Home Program is one of a number of specialist homelessness services that receive funding under the…

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BERRY HAS SERIOUS QUESTIONS TO ANSWER OVER INANNA COLLAPSE

Yvette Berry had repeated warnings about issues with Inanna Inc months before its eventual collapse this week. The Minister now has serious questions to answer about the government’s apparent lack of oversight, Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services Nicole Lawder said today. “Inanna has been providing valuable services and…

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Community Sector Reform Levy

“Community organisations play a pivotal role in our city and we will show our support by not continuing the 0.34 percent Community Sector Reform Levy” Nicole Lawder MLA Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services The problem The ACT community sector provides valuable support to Canberrans. The ACT Government’s Community…

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HOUSING AFFORDABILITY CONTINUES TO DECLINE IN CANBERRA

The ACT was the only jurisdiction to record a decline in housing affordability and rental affordability over the June quarter, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia and Adelaide Bank’s Housing Affordability Report for the June quarter 2016, Shadow Minister for Housing Nicole Lawder said today. “The proportion of…

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CHILD PROTECTION FAILURES A DISGRACE

The ACT Labor government should be ashamed following an ABC TV program that highlighted abject failures of the ACT’s child protection system, Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services Nicole Lawder said today. “It’s a measure of a state as to how it cares for its vulnerable young people and…

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