Tough laws needed to protect the public from dangerous dogs

Laws surrounding dangerous dogs need to be toughened up to protect the public from dangerous dogs, Leader of the Opposition Alistair Coe said today. The Canberra Liberals will today table in the ACT Legislative Assembly the Domestic Animals (Dangerous Dogs) Legislation Amendments Bill 2017. The Bill aims to provide clearer…

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Liberals to bring forward vote on financial transparency

The Canberra Liberals’ financial integrity legislation will be brought on for debate and a vote in the ACT Legislative Assembly today, Leader of the Opposition Alistair Coe said today. “This short but important piece of legislation will give taxpayers a better understanding of how their money is being spent,” Mr…

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Dangerous dog legislation in Assembly

Tomorrow, the Canberra Liberals will table in the ACT Legislative Assembly the Domestic Animals (Dangerous Dogs) Legislation Amendments Bill 2017. Spearheaded by Steve Doszpot MLA, the Dangerous Dogs Bill seeks to toughen up the law to protect the public from dangerous dogs. The Bill aims to provide clearer direction on…

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ACT new adoption resources a step in the right direction

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja, today welcomed the release of new information resources by the ACT Government, aimed at simplifying the often complex domestic adoption process in the ACT and making it more accessible for everyone.   “I am pleased that the…

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Container Deposit Scheme: another tax grab from ACT Labor

The Canberra Liberals have today voted against legislation aimed at introducing a Container Deposit Scheme to the ACT. The CDS will ultimately lump Canberra consumers and small businesses with significant upfront costs with little reward, Shadow Minister for Local Business Andrew Wall said. “This scheme is a tax on beverages,…

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Canberra Liberals to act on bikie violence

After a string of bikie related violence in Canberra suburbs, the Canberra Liberals will fulfil their commitment to bring in tough anti-gang legislation this week, Shadow Attorney-General Jeremy Hanson said today.  “The most recent attack saw one person shot, bullets fired into a home with children inside, and reports of…

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Little incentive for prisoners to work at AMC

An ongoing problem at the Alexander Maconochie Centre is that inmates can receive double the income from external sources than they can earn from working in the prison, Shadow Minister for Corrections Giulia Jones said today.  Questioning from the Canberra Liberals revealed inmates can receive $150 per week from anyone…

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