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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ANOTHER BLUNDER IN BERRY’S PORTFOLIO

Hot on the heels of Yvette Berry’s Spotless contract scandal, it’s now obvious the Minister hasn’t had adequate oversight of the funding arrangements for housing provider Inanna Inc, which is apparently struggling to fulfil its obligations, Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services Nicole Lawder said today. “When organisations receive…

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SERIOUS QUESTIONS OVER TOTAL FACILITIES MANAGEMENT CONTRACT

The Barr government’s decision to extend the Total Facilities Management (TFM) contract with current provider Spotless for an extra year until mid-2018 raises serious questions about governance issues, Shadow Minister for Housing Nicole Lawder said today. “The contract which provides maintenance for public housing was awarded to Spotless for five…

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