Tertiary Education Hardest Hit In Canberra

ACT Shadow Education Minister Steve Doszpot is appalled at the news that the ANU is likely to lose $50 million in budget cuts over the next two years and not the $13 million initially thought. This is a massive hit to Canberra’s higher education sector. “The Federal Government’s decision to…

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Wall Wins Fight for Calwell Master Plan

Member for Brindabella Andrew Wall successfully moved a motion in the ACT Legislative Assembly this afternoon, resulting in the Calwell Group Centre and Tuggeranong Homestead site being placed on the schedule for upcoming master plans. “As a result of years of campaigning and lobbying from the Canberra Liberals, we finally…

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Massive Deficit Still On Cards As ACT Labor Fails To Deliver

The March Quarter 2013 Consolidated Financial Reports tabled in the Assembly today shows that the ACT Budget is still on track for a $362 million deficit this financial year. The combined efforts of the Gillard-Swan Federal Labor Government and the ACT’s Gallagher-Barr Labor Government have contributed to keeping the ACT…

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Wall Fights for Calwell Master Plan

Member for Brindabella Andrew Wall will move a motion in the ACT Legislative Assembly tomorrow, calling on the ACT Government to develop a master plan for the Calwell precinct. Mr Wall said a master plan would provide clear vision for the future use of land around the Calwell group centre…

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Hanson To Introduce Bill To Appoint Sixth Minister

ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson will introduce a Bill tomorrow to allow the Assembly to appoint a sixth Minister. Mr Hanson said the Bill will assist the current Government to share the portfolio workloads from five Ministers to six Ministers and this is one reason why Katy Gallagher has said…

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A Bad Budget For Canberra

Attacks on public service job cuts, superannuation, reductions on family tax payments, scrapping the baby bonus, introducing paid parking in the parliamentary zone, ongoing efficiency dividends, potential wage squeezes, reductions in office space, and university cuts are all going to affect the lives of Canberrans and damage our economy, according…

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ED Waiting Times Flat Line

ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson said today that the emergency department waiting times over the past three months have declined, which again demonstrates that nothing has improved in emergency department waiting times since the data altering scandal last year. “Overall, only 50 per cent of patients were seen on time.…

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True Cost Of Skywhale $300,000

In a Public Accounts Committee hearing today, it was revealed the true costs to the ACT for the Skywhale for the Centenary of Canberra will be $300,000. ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson asked today why again it is only after questioning by the opposition and the media that the full…

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