A win for Warramanga

Following representations from the Waramanga community for a new playground at the local shops, Member for Murrumbidgee Jeremy Hanson and the Canberra Liberals successfully called on the government in the ACT Legislative Assembly to ‘commit to the establishment of a new playground at the Waramanga shops’. “I thank members of…

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Hanson calls for funding for Waramanga playground

As the Barr Labor government spends hundreds of millions of dollars on light rail for the north, Member for Murrumbidgee Jeremy Hanson is calling for a better deal for Waramanga with funding for long-called for playground facilities which have been ignored for years. “The playgrounds in Waramanga really aren’t servicing…

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Burying academic outcomes puts education at risk

Quality education in ACT public schools is put at risk when the Labor-Greens government buries academic indicators and toys with parental choice, Shadow Education Minister Elizabeth Lee has warned. In 2017 the Auditor-General criticised the government’s failure to effectively use NAPLAN data to improve performance in ACT public schools. Instead…

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Bullying culture could deter interstate health staff

A culture of bullying in the Territory’s infamous health system could deter interstate health staff from working in Canberra, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne has warned. Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris wants to attract more medical practitioners and allied health professionals to ease congested waiting lists, both to see specialists and…

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Dame Enid Lyons’ legacy honoured

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH MINISTER FOR SOCIAL SERVICES, DAN TEHAN, ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DR DAVID GILLESPIE, AND SENATOR FOR THE ACT, ZED SESELJA The Department of Social Services’ (DSS) national office building in Canberra was today named after Dame Enid Lyons, former Liberal politician, the first woman…

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Dump Protectionism – Support Australian Jobs

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: MINISTER CASH; MINISTER CIOBO; ASSISTANT MINISTER SESELJA Australia has achieved a world-record 26 consecutive years of economic growth due to the fact we have embraced policies that encourage free trade. These policies have created thousands of jobs for Australians, and the story continues with record jobs growth…

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Decline in ED patients seen is an embarrassment for Labor

In the 17 years that the ACT Labor Party has been in government, there has been a steady decline in the number of emergency department patients seen within the recommended waiting time, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. The AMA’s 2018 Public Hospital Report Card showed only 50 per cent…

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