Safety packs a win for children and families

The ACT government’s commitment to support the Canberra Liberals’ calls for Canberra parents to be equipped with information on child sexual abuse is a win for children and families, Shadow Minister for Families, Youth and Community Services Elizabeth Kikkert said. “I am very pleased about this outcome,” Mrs Kikkert said.…

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Chief Minister’s threats may be in contempt of Assembly

Threats by Chief Minister Andrew Barr during a fiery committee hearing last year should be examined to determine whether the Chief Minister exerted undue influence on another member in contempt of the Assembly, Opposition Whip Andrew Wall said today. In accordance to standing order 277, Mr Wall is calling on…

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Severe lack of back burning leaves ACT vulnerable

The 2016-17 Bushfire Operations Plan identified 7379 hectares for back burning, while only 504 hectares were burnt in the prescribed time frame, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Giulia Jones said today. Mrs Jones will move a motion in the Legislative Assembly calling on the ACT government to commit to back…

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A win for Warramanga

Following representations from the Waramanga community for a new playground at the local shops, Member for Murrumbidgee Jeremy Hanson and the Canberra Liberals successfully called on the government in the ACT Legislative Assembly to ‘commit to the establishment of a new playground at the Waramanga shops’. “I thank members of…

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Hanson calls for funding for Waramanga playground

As the Barr Labor government spends hundreds of millions of dollars on light rail for the north, Member for Murrumbidgee Jeremy Hanson is calling for a better deal for Waramanga with funding for long-called for playground facilities which have been ignored for years. “The playgrounds in Waramanga really aren’t servicing…

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Burying academic outcomes puts education at risk

Quality education in ACT public schools is put at risk when the Labor-Greens government buries academic indicators and toys with parental choice, Shadow Education Minister Elizabeth Lee has warned. In 2017 the Auditor-General criticised the government’s failure to effectively use NAPLAN data to improve performance in ACT public schools. Instead…

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Bullying culture could deter interstate health staff

A culture of bullying in the Territory’s infamous health system could deter interstate health staff from working in Canberra, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne has warned. Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris wants to attract more medical practitioners and allied health professionals to ease congested waiting lists, both to see specialists and…

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