ACT Schools Could Be Hit Hardest By Gonski Review

Today, ACT Shadow Education Minister Steve Doszpot said reports that the ACT’s schools could be the hardest hit by the Gonski Review will send a bolt of fear through the sector. Mr Doszpot is calling on the ACT Labor/Greens alliance not to allow their Federal counterparts to rip millions of…

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Libs Oppose Drug Needle Exchange At Jail

Katy Gallagher’s announcement today that she will establish a needle exchange at the ACT jail gives Canberrans a clear choice at the upcoming election in October. A vote for Labor or the Greens is a vote for a needle exchange at the jail and only a vote for the Canberra…

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ACT Greens Spend Money That Does Not Exist

Today’s waterways announcement from the ACT Greens is based on money that the ACT Government does not have, according to ACT Shadow Nature Conservation and Water Minister Vicki Dunne. “It appears the ACT Greens have committed to spending money that hasn’t been secured,” Mrs Dunne said. “What is certain is…

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Prisoner Found With Alcohol And Knives in ACT Jail

A Freedom of Information document obtained by the Canberra Liberals has revealed a prisoner who attempted to escape the Alexander Maconochie Centre in August last year was intoxicated and was hiding alcohol and knives in his cell. ACT Shadow Corrections Minister Jeremy Hanson said that it is alarming that prisoners…

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Will Meredith Hunter Be Katy’s Education Minister?

“…the Greens have some pretty extreme policies. For instance, withdrawing funding from the non government schools.” – Katy Gallagher, 10th October 2008 With political circles rife with rumours that Katy Gallagher will appoint Meredith Hunter as Education Minister if re-elected, ACT Shadow Education Minister Steve Doszpot is calling on the…

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Libs Announce Public School Infrastructure Audit

With some government schools so poorly maintained they are unusable, ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Education Minister Steve Doszpot today announced that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will conduct a $250,000 audit of public school infrastructure, with a view to developing a blueprint for future infrastructure…

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Doszpot Gets Behind Kanga Cup

Today ACT Shadow Sports Minister Steve Doszpot met with the Kanga Cup’s Chilean team. Mr Doszpot said the Kanga Cup, which is the largest junior soccer tournament in the southern hemisphere, is an integral competition for Canberra’s soccer community. “The tournament attracts more than 3700 junior soccer players from all…

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Report Confirms Libs’ Parkwood Mismanagement Fears

Today’s Performance Audit Report into the ACT’s Management of Recycling Estates and E-waste found serious failings in the management of the Parkwood Road Recycling Estate. ACT Shadow Urban Services Minister Alistair Coe said today that this confirms fears that have already been raised by the Canberra Liberals. “In May 2010…

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Katy Gallagher Stops Releasing Important Documents

In Estimates today, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher said that she does not think internal audit reports should be published. This is contrary to the Federal Government which releases internal audit reports, and also contrary to the dozen audit reports which were released by Jon Stanhope when he was Chief Minister,…

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