Chief Minister must strop the crippling commercial rates regime

Chief Minister Andrew Barr must stop the crippling commercial rates regime which an Assembly committee has found is hurting businesses across Canberra, Leader of the Canberra Liberals Alistair Coe said. A Public Accounts Committee report on commercial rates was handed down in the Legislative Assembly today. The committee identified numerous…

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Liberals demand better support for our police

After years of starving Canberra’s police force of resources and frontline officers, the Labor Government needs to demonstrate greater support for ACT Policing in the upcoming ACT Budget, Shadow Police Minister Giulia Jones said. Today in the ACT Legislative Assembly, Mrs Jones will move a motion calling on the ACT…

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Canberrans benefit from massive Federal Liberal funding

It is clear that Senator Zed Seselja and the Federal Liberals are committed to Canberra as the national capital and to funding vital services such as health, education and public infrastructure. The Federal Liberals’ sound financial management has put our economy in a strong position whilst investing across the country.…

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Standardised testing in schools an important diagnostic tool

Standardised testing in ACT schools is an important diagnostic tool when used appropriately. It should be retained and enhanced, Shadow Education Minister Elizabeth Lee said. The findings of a committee inquiry into standardised testing in ACT schools were handed down in the ACT Legislative Assembly today. The committee found that…

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Unprecedented surge in objections to Labor’s land valuations

Objections to land valuations have skyrocketed as the Labor-Greens Government continues its radical revenue raising regime, Canberra Liberals Leader Alistair Coe said. Under the current trajectory, the number of objections to land valuations will have more than doubled in one year, according to government figures obtained by the Canberra Liberals.…

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Canberra Liberals call for immediate passage of anti-bikie laws

Tomorrow, Jeremy Hanson, Liberal Shadow Attorney-General, will move to pass anti-consorting laws for the ACT immediately, after a woman was shot in another bikie related attack. The move to immediately press ahead with these laws comes after yet another bikie related attack in Richardson, where a woman received a gunshot…

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Light rail safety incidents must be addressed before taking passengers

Transport Minister Meegan Fitzharris should audit all light rail safety incidents and ensure emergency workers are equipped to respond to accidents before opening light rail to passengers, Shadow Transport Minister Candice Burch said. Minister Fitzharris’ announcement that light rail will commence services on 20 April 2019 comes off the back…

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Minister’s Bronto response proof of poor attitude towards firies

The frequent unavailability of Canberra’s only high rise firefighting truck, the Bronto, means firefighters were forced to carry extinguishers and hoses up twelve floors to respond to an apartment fire, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Giulia Jones said. The Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentlemen today confirmed that…

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