GOVERNMENT URGED TO COME CLEAN AFTER FOI REQUEST DENIED

The Barr government is urged to come clean after a Freedom of Information request to investigate the cause of ongoing stench in some Tuggeranong suburbs was denied, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Nicole Lawder said today. The FOI request was to investigate the cause of putrid odour, believed to be…

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BARR GOVERNMENT MISSES THE POINT ON GUNGAHLIN TOWN PLAN

The Barr government has demonstrated it’s not interested in parking or road improvements in the Gungahlin Town Centre as it’s failed to mention this critical infrastructure its latest survey on planning for the Centre, Member for Yerrabi James Milligan said today. “Town Centre planning is a key issue for local…

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CONSULTATION RUN TO SUIT GOVERNMENT NOT RESIDENTS

I welcome the ACT Government’s attempt to consult with residents over the proposed plastic to fuel facility in Hume. However, the consultation sessions are at ridiculous times of the day and will preclude many busy and concerned residents from having their say on the contentious issue, Shadow Minister for Environment…

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AMA REPORT CARD ANOTHER EMBARRASSMENT FOR ACT HEALTH

The ACT health system’s failure to provide reliable statistics has been highlighted again today with the release of the AMA Public Hospital Report Card, Shadow Minister for Health Vicki Dunne said today. “For the second time in a month we have seen the release of important national health data where…

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CANBERRA LIBERALS OPTIMISTIC ON ADOPTION FUTURE

The Canberra Liberals are cautiously optimistic that domestic adoptions in the ACT may soon be completed in a timely manner now that a government report, ‘Review of the Domestic Adoption Process in the ACT,’ offers clear recommendations for making this happen, Shadow Minister for Families, Youth and Community Services Elizabeth…

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GREYHOUND RACING TO CONTINUE IN THE ACT

Following repeated questioning from the Canberra Liberals, the Minister responsible for Gaming and Racing in the ACT, today confirmed that greyhound racing will not be banned after July 1 2017. The clarification is welcome for the industry, Shadow Minister for Gaming and Racing Mark Parton said today. “After months of…

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