Impact of construction on business should be investigated

The loss of business due to light rail construction should be investigated, Member for Yerrabi James Milligan said. Mr Milligan wants the support of Labor and the Greens to help employees and business owners impacted by light rail construction. “I am inundated with complaints that construction noise, dust and obstructions…

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The 2018 ACT Budget

Today’s ACT budget includes record taxation and increasing debt. Whilst taxes go up and up, services are getting worse and worse. For the first time, the budget papers show total annual ACT Government revenue reaching more than $7,000,000,000 ($7 billion). How your money is being spent: Back in 2012, the Canberra…

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New Food Labels Coming Soon

Food businesses have just one month left before the new country of origin labelling requirements become mandatory on 1 July. Australian consumers have made it known they want clearer and more meaningful food labelling, so they can make more informed choices about the food they buy. They want labels to…

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Disadvantaged ACT families to receive support

The Federal Coalition Government today announced it will commit up to $600,000 to improve the lifetime outcomes of families and children in the ACT in the areas that need it most. Working in partnership with the ACT Government, the Commonwealth will direct funding to an initiative that will focus on…

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Traffic lights at dangerous intersection welcomed

The Canberra Liberals welcome the ACT government’s budget commitment to install traffic lights at the intersection of Tillyard and Ginninderra Drives. Member for Ginninderra Elizabeth Kikkert MLA first lobbied the government to improve the safety of this dangerous intersection well before she was elected to the Legislative Assembly. Throughout 2015,…

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Tackling the scourge of ice in the ACT

The Coalition Government is delivering on our strategy to tackle the scourge of ice in our communities, with another four Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) being established in the ACT. Under the program, partnerships work together to empower and education communities to prevent and reduce the harms of alcohol and…

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