Rattenbury Loses Credibility Over ACTEW

ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson has slammed the lack of integrity and character of Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury after he refused to support an independent performance audit of ACTEW by the Auditor-General. “Despite his rhetoric in the media at the ‘obscene’ rates of pay at ACTEW, Rattenbury today danced to…

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Doszpot Calls For More Support For Families Affected By ASD

ACT Shadow Minister for Education and Training Steve Doszpot is calling on ACT Labor to provide more support for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Mr Doszpot will move a motion in the ACT Legislative Assembly today highlighting Autism Awareness Month and will call on the ACT Government to…

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Local Shops in Canberra Deteriorating

Newly appointed Canberra Liberal MLA, Giulia Jones, will be addressing the Assembly tomorrow, Wednesday 20 March 2013, to call on the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services to explain why local shopping centres throughout Canberra have been neglected and to move a motion for the Assembly to take action in…

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Labor’s Price Of Government: Light Rail At Any Cost

Today ACT Shadow Treasurer Brendan Smyth will pursue the Labor government’s agenda after exposing the Government’s blind commitment to develop light rail at whatever cost. The following exchange between Mr Smyth and the Treasurer, Andrew Barr, illustrates Mr Barr’s bloody-minded approach that light rail will go ahead regardless of the…

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Potential Blood Disease On Bus Exposes Lack Of Protections

Minister Rattenbury confirmed in Estimates that ACTION has no written procedures for handling contaminations on board buses, said Shadow Transport Minister, Alistair Coe. Yesterday, it was revealed in the media that a person with a blood borne virus alerted ACTION to the fact that he may have bled on board…

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From Bad To Worse: Government’s $82 Million Drop

The ACT 2012-13 Budget Review tabled in the Assembly today shows the government borrowing more funds than previously announced and yet they still struggle to return the budget to surplus said ACT Shadow Treasurer, Brendan Smyth. “The budget outlook is $82 million worse off over the next four years, because…

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Government Avoids Questions About Light Rail

The Government has refused to provide information about plans for light rail in Canberra, said ACT Shadow Transport Minister Alistair Coe. In the Assembly yesterday, the Government deleted all the questions Mr Coe asked in a motion about the delivery of light rail. The information on light rail the Liberals…

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