Liberals Fight On For Autism Services

The Canberra Liberals will again highlight the need for early intervention services for children with autism as a matter of public importance in the Legislative Assembly today. Shadow Minister for Education Steve Doszpot has condemned ACT Labor for refusing to provide a specialised early intervention service for families with autistic…

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Staff Shortfall Puts Police At Risk

ACT Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson has raised concerns about understaffing within City beat police, resulting in a heightened danger for officers on the job. It has been revealed that beat teams were so dangerously understaffed that a specialist preventative alcohol crime taskforce has been secretly disbanded and merged…

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Changes To Bus Network Working Against Light Rail

Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe claims the proposed changes to the bus network, in particular Gungahlin bus services, undermine the ACT Government’s light rail strategy. “Rather than treating Gungahlin Town Centre as a hub, which would be required for light rail, ACTION will now run continuous services to the…

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Coe Takes Up Fight On Calvary Parking

Shadow Minister for Urban Services Alistair Coe has taken up the fight on the lack of parking at Calvary Hospital, following a number of constituents raising concerns about the dire situation.  “Several constituents have come to me angered that they can’t find a proper car park at Calvary Hospital,” Mr…

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Government Must Answer Questions About Cotter Dam Contract

Following the Auditor General’s announcement for a performance audit of the Cotter Dam project, Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Alistair Coe said the ACT Government should demonstrate what time penalties are included in the contract to construct the Cotter Dam. “The cost of the Cotter Dam has blown out…

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Independent Review Finds 40 Areas Of Improvement For ACTEW

An independent review released today into the corporate governance of ACTEW has found 40 opportunities for improvement, said ACT Shadow Treasurer Brendan Smyth. The review follows the under-reporting of managing director Mark Sullivan’s salary by $240,000 earlier this year. “The fact that this review has uncovered 40 opportunities where ACTEW…

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Doszpot Opens Book Week

“Book Week is the longest running children’s festival in Australia.” ACT Shadow Minister for Education & Training Steve Doszpot has opened Children’s Book Week today as a special guest of The Children’s Book Council of Australia. “As Shadow Minister for Education, I have visited just about every school in Canberra…

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