BARR NOT INTERESTED IN FIXING FOUL ODOUR IN TUGGERANONG

Andrew Barr still isn’t showing any interest in fixing the foul odour afflicting Tuggeranong residents, dismissing the seriousness of the issue over summer, Shadow Minister for Environment Nicole Lawder said today. “I raised the odour issue with the Chief Minister and in his response back he suggested that – “landfills…

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CONCERNS OVER ACT ADOPTIONS HIGHLIGHTED IN NATIONAL REPORT

  There were no adoptions in the ACT, in 2014-15, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) today. It again raises questions about the adoption processes locally, Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services Nicole Lawder said today. “The AIHW’s Adoptions Australia 2014–15…

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MANY CANBERRANS NOT GETTING HOMELESSNESS SUPPORT THEY NEED

New data released today from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows there were hundreds of cases of unmet need for homelessness services in the Canberra community last financial year. It should sound alarm bells to the government that more needs to be done to address homelessness, Shadow…

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LAWDER TO OPEN CALWELL’S LIFELINE MINI BOOKFAIR

Member for Brindabella Nicole Lawder will open the Lifeline Canberra Christmas Book Sale at the Calwell Shops tomorrow morning. The sale of books will run tomorrow and Saturday. “This is an excellent opportunity for residents to find Christmas gifts and help one of Canberra’s great organisations at the same time.…

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WEED MANAGEMENT NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

The Barr government needs to reinstate the weed management funding cuts from the 2015-16 ACT Budget to address the increasing prevalence of weeds in the ACT’s urban, suburban and rural areas, Shadow Minister for Environment Nicole Lawder said today. “African lovegrass, serrated tussock, Madagascan fireweed and other types of weeds…

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