Fitzharris’ back down on bus services does not go far enough

Transport Minister Meegan Fitzharris’ partial back down on her cuts to dedicated school buses does not go far enough to guarantee children’s safety, Shadow Transport Minister Candice Burch said. “Many school principals, teachers, and parents raised serious concerns about the safety of young school children, but Ms Fitzharris repeatedly dismissed…

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Dog review aligns with Liberals’ animal welfare laws

Recommendations by an independent panel of experts on how to manage dog attacks reflect proposed new animal welfare laws that I will present to the Assembly tomorrow, Shadow Minister for Urban Services Nicole Lawder said. The Independent Review into Management of Dogs in the ACT acknowledges community concern about dog…

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Sports ground closures impact footy finals

Football teams are reportedly being prohibited from booking pre-finals training sessions at local sports grounds due to annual maintenance work, Shadow Sports Minister James Milligan said. Every year the ACT government closes all irrigated sports grounds for two weeks for maintenance. The shutdown period is supposed to allow for repairs…

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Labor-Greens government drives Canberra event across the border

Conditions and red tape imposed by the Labor-Greens government has driven a celebrated Canberra festival across the border indefinitely, Shadow Minister for Business and Employment Andrew Wall said today. “After a 50 year history as an iconic Canberra event the Harmonie German Club decided last year to move the event…

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Liberals propose new animal welfare laws

Proposed animal welfare laws that will help protect domestic animals and their owners from dog attacks will be presented to the Assembly this week by Shadow Minister for Urban Services Nicole Lawder. On Wednesday September 19, Ms Lawder will table an exposure draft of the Domestic Animals (Dangerous Dogs) Legislation…

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Berry should apologise to parents, teachers and students

Education Minister Yvette Berry should offer an unqualified apology to parents, teachers, staff and students for her poor handling of an asbestos contamination at Harrison School. After the presence of non-friable asbestos in garden beds at Harrison School was confirmed, Ms Berry tried to downplay the contamination with inaccurate comments…

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