Decline in ED patients seen is an embarrassment for Labor

In the 17 years that the ACT Labor Party has been in government, there has been a steady decline in the number of emergency department patients seen within the recommended waiting time, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. The AMA’s 2018 Public Hospital Report Card showed only 50 per cent…

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Breaches of the ACT Ministerial Code of Conduct

Chief Minister Andrew Barr may have breached the ACT Ministerial Code of Conduct on at least five instances in the scandalous Dickson deal, Leader of the Opposition Alistair Coe said today. Ethical principles that may have been breached include: 3 (a) integrity Ministers must not use their position or information…

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Seniors encouraged to get connected to boost wellbeing

Older Canberrans are encouraged to get involved in their local community to help combat loneliness and promote general wellbeing, Shadow Minister for Seniors Nicole Lawder said today. Ahead of Seniors Week 2018, Ms Lawder is encouraging all Canberrans over the age of 50 to ensure they are plugged in to…

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Extent of weekend flooding may have been avoided

Neglect of Canberra’s essential stormwater assets may have exacerbated the damage caused in yesterday’s flood, Shadow Minister for Urban Services Nicole Lawder said today. Last month, the Canberra Liberals raised concerns with the government’s failure to maintain Canberra’s essential stormwater assets following an Auditor-General’s report on the issue. The report,…

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Judge rules the Labor-Greens government ignored process

Chief Justice Helen Murrell has today delivered a stinging rebuke to the Labor-Greens government in a judgement on the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club’s lease. The judge upheld 80 per cent of the Greyhound Club’s complaints on the lack of process surrounding the government’s delaying of a decision to renew the…

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Dickson land scandal: worse than we thought

Confirmed: * Government paid $3.9 million to the Tradies Club for a building housing the CFMEU HQ * Government rented back the building to the Tradies for $1 per year * Auditor-General said the ACT government “relinquished considerable financial value to the Tradies” * Auditor-General said, “there is also a…

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