Corbell Silent On Defibrillators As More Questions Arise

Simon Corbell has more questions to answer on the tender process of the Government’s $3.8 million procurement of 56 new cardiac monitors and defibrillators, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brendan Smyth said today. “Simon Corbell must confirm that the procurement was sound and that rigorous probity principles were applied to…

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Smyth Demands Answers On Defibrillators

The Canberra Liberals are calling for answers from Simon Corbell after at least two Clinical Safety Notices, and one Clinical Safety Alert were issued following problems with lifesaving defibrillators rolled out by the ACT Ambulance Service, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brendan Smyth said today. “I’ve been told that in…

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Water And Sewage Price Determination Now a Fiasco

The Canberra Liberals are calling for answers after ACTEW made an application to the ICRC to review its water and sewerage price determination made on June 26 Shadow Treasurer, Brendan Smyth said today. “This comes off the back of ACTEW’s $80.3 million after-tax profit in the 2012-13 financial year and…

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One In Three Buses Not On Time Under Rattenbury

Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe has highlighted that ACTION’s performance has deteriorated under Shane Rattenbury’s first year in charge, with not one performance indicator showing improvement. “ACT Government annual reports show one in three buses aren’t running on time meaning they’re either more than a minute early or more…

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Canberra Liberals Urge Government Response On ACTTAB Report

ACT Shadow Treasurer Brendan Smyth has urged the Government to respond to questions of uncertainty following the release of an independent report into the viability of ACTTAB. “The review released today recommends that ACTTAB be sold, and therefore raises many issues that the Canberra Liberals will be watching closely,” Mr…

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Wall: Respite Closure May Not Be the Last

Shadow Minister for Disability Andrew Wall says the recent decision to close ACT Government operated respite centres such as Elouera Respite House has created significant distress for the families affected. The closure has also created even more uncertainty as to what government run services may be closed in the lead…

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Barr Must Make Rates Increase Information Available

Shadow Treasurer Brendan Smyth has today called on Treasurer Andrew Barr to abide by the decision of the Assembly last Thursday for him to table: By 31 October 2013, any other analysis of the impacts that the taxation reforms implemented to date are expected to have over time. (Hansard, 19…

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Canberra Liberals Fight On for Local Sport

Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation Steve Doszpot and Member for Brindabella Andrew Wall will tonight host a forum for local sports clubs in Brindabella to discuss concerns about the deteriorating state of local sports grounds as well concerns from clubs about usage fees. “Tonight will be the first meeting…

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