Labor-Greens policies working against small business in Canberra

Small businesses in Canberra are hurting at the hands of the Labor-Greens Government, Shadow Minister for Business and Employment Andrew Wall said. It follows the latest Sensis Business Index survey which found a significant proportion of Canberra’s small to medium businesses believe Labor-Greens policies are working against them. According to…

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Andrew Barr should apologise for misleading Canberrans

Chief Minister Andrew Barr should apologise for falsely promising Canberrans that his tax reforms would be revenue neutral, Canberra Liberals Leader Alistair Coe said. The Canberra Times today reported that the ACT Government’s rates revenue has increased more than 130 per cent since Andrew Barr’s aggressive tax reform began. “This…

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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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