Jones Questions Burch’s Judgement on Fringe Appointment

ACT Shadow Minister for Women Mrs Giulia Jones, is concerned that the Minister for the Arts, who is also the Minister for Women, has shown questionable judgement in directly appointing Jorian Gardner as the director of the upcoming Fringe Festival. “Last year Mr Gardner was suspended from radio for suggesting…

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Where’s The Light Rail?

The National Infrastructure Plan released today by Infrastructure Australia makes no mention whatsoever to the ACT Government’s proposed light rail project, said ACT Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe. The report details many projects across Australia, with the aim being “to provide governments and the community with a clear set of actions to…

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Canberrans Pay More To Prop Up ACTEW

Shadow Treasurer, Brendan Smyth, has today expressed his disappointment that ACT tax payers are being forced to pay more for water, purely to keep ACTEW from becoming insolvent. “It is completely unacceptable that water prices in the ACT are increasing by 5 per cent for this reason,” Mr Smyth said…

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Hanson Congratulates New Liberal Member

ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson has congratulated Nicole Lawder on being elected as the new Brindabella representative for the Canberra Liberals. “The Canberra Liberals were extremely fortunate to have such a high calibre of candidates for the 2012 Election,” Mr Hanson said. “Ms Lawder has been a Canberra resident since…

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Minister Corbell Should Back-up Claims About Light Rail

After questioning from Deputy Opposition Leader Alistair Coe, Simon Corbell has again refused to provide documents relating to the massive light rail project. “Today in Estimates, Simon Corbell refused to release documents he claims to have about light rail, even though he uses the documents to justify the project,” Mr…

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ESA Number In Phone Book Goes to Fax Machine

Shadow Emergency Services Minister, Brendan Smyth, has revealed that the Emergency Services Agency telephone number in the White Pages phone directory goes to a fax machine. “Yesterday’s Estimates hearing identified Government delays in upgrading the ACT’s communications and mobile data systems as a problem. Today’s revelation confirms the Government can’t…

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Tribute To Professor Paul Mees

Statement by Alistair Coe, ACT Shadow Minister for Transport: “On the passing of Professor Paul Mees, the Opposition would like to state our respect for the contribution he made to transport policy across Australia. Prof Mees was a well known contributor to the public debate on transport infrastructure and public…

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Hanson Back Into Sleeping Bag For Vinnies

ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson will join other Canberra leaders and business people taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout this Thursday the 20th of June. Mr Hanson said he is honoured to have the opportunity to help raise funds and awareness for a charity that assists hundreds of Canberrans…

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