UP TO 45 WOMEN IN A FACILITY DESIGNED FOR 29 AT THE AMC

The number of women forced to share facilities designed for 29 women at the Alexander Maconochie Centre has increased more than 40 per cent over the past four months, Shadow Minister for Women and Corrections Giulia Jones said today. “In a humiliating display of the government’s short-sightedness, it was revealed…

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JONES SECURES MORE PORTALOOS AT MORE FIRES IN THE ACT

A provision that would see portaloos deployed at fire emergency incidents in and around the ACT is being finalised thanks to strong and persistent lobbying by Shadow Minister for Police and Emergency Services Giulia Jones. Mrs Jones first lobbied the government in March this year to provide portaloos to Staging…

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AUDIT REPORT HIGHLIGHTS FAILURES IN MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health recovery is seriously inhibited by poor policies and systemic failures according to the ACT Auditor-General’s report Mental Health Services Transition from Acute Care, Shadow Minister for Health Vicki Dunne said today. “The overall conclusion of the Auditor-General is that ACT Mental Health lacks an ‘…integrated, comprehensive and contemporary…

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Seselja negotiates extra $57 million for ACT Schools

Liberal Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, has negotiated $57.9 million for the ACT to give local Catholic and Independent schools funding certainty and to assist with the transition to the new model while key reviews are undertaken. This is on top of record Commonwealth funding for ACT non-government schools…

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Senator Seselja praises local commemorative projects

Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, today announced two Canberra organisations would receive Government funding to support local community projects that honoured Australia’s military history. Senator Seselja congratulated No 37 Squadron (RAAF) Association who received $1,770 and Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme 1939 – 1945 who received $1,769 to install plaques at…

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ACT GOVERNMENT’S $300 MILLION CONTRACT WITHOUT A TENDER

Today in the Estimates Committee hearings, it was revealed by the Chief Minister’s officials that Icon Water gave a contract worth about $300 million without a tender process or expressions of interest, Leader of the Opposition Alistair Coe said today. “Rather than use the government’s own in-house Shared Services provider,…

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ACT GOVERNMENT LAGS ON ESSENTIAL SERVICES

A new report on the maintenance of road infrastructure is a damning indictment on the ACT government’s ability to manage essential and basic services in the ACT, Shadow Minister for Urban Services Steve Doszpot said today. The ACT Auditor-General’s report “Maintenance of selected road infrastructure assets” shows the backlog of…

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