GOVERNMENT KEEPS RESIDENTS IN THE DARK OVER POWER OUTAGES

Resolving frequent power outages that have put Gungahlin residents in the dark for the past month should be a matter of urgency for the Chief Minister, member for Yerrabi James Milligan said today. Concerned residents have bombarded Mr Milligan about the ongoing frequency and severity of power outages throughout Gungahlin.…

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New DSS headquarters in Tuggeranong almost complete

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 09:22   Work on the new national office for the Department of Social Services (DSS) in Tuggeranong is only months away from completion. Assistant Minister for Social Services and Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, yesterday toured the building to view the final stages of the…

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QUESTIONS RAISED OVER NEW CHIEF ENGINEER WITHOUT PANEL

The Canberra Liberals have welcomed the government’s announcement to establish the position of the ACT’s first Chief Engineer. However, the announcement raises questions as to whether the position would function effectively by itself and without proper support, Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Nicole Lawder said today. “Ahead of last…

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Celebrating ACT Exporters

A Canberra exporter could become Australia’s exporter of the year. Entries have opened for the 55th Australian Export Awards program which celebrates the success of Australian products and services on the world stage. Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, encouraged local exporters to enter. “The awards highlight the international success…

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GOVERNMENT URGED TO RELEASE OVERDUE REPORT ON GREYHOUNDS

The greyhound racing industry’s transition report should have been made public more than three weeks ago. The government is urged to publicly release the report immediately, Shadow Minister for Gaming and Racing Mark Parton said today. The ACT government appointed former ACT Health Services Commissioner Mary Durkin to provide a…

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Funding boost to mobilise Australia’s citizen scientists

The Australian National University and CSIRO will receive almost $800,000 in grant funding for projects that will team everyday Australians with scientists. Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Senator Arthur Sinodinos and Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja announced the recipients of the Australian Government’s Citizen Science Grants in Canberra…

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CANBERRA LIBERALS INTRODUCE ‘REVENGE PORN’ LAWS

‘Revenge porn’ will be a crime with up to two years imprisonment for the worst offences under proposed new laws to be introduced by the Canberra Liberals, Shadow Attorney-General Jeremy Hanson said today. Revenge porn is the non-consensual sharing of intimate images on social media or other websites. It is…

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New Dicks Creek Road Bridge Opens in the Yass Valley

Friday, 12 May 2017 16:22 Today marks the opening of the new concrete Dicks Creek Road Bridge at Nanima, near Murrumbateman, replacing an almost 60-year-old timber bridge that served the community well but was in desperate need of replacement. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said it was…

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Funding to fix 7 Road Black Spots in the ACT

Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:04 Road safety in the ACT has received a boost with a new round of funding announced under the successful Federal Government Black Spot Programme. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester alongside Senator for the Australian Capital Territory and Chair of the ACT Black Spot…

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