CANBERRA LIBERALS CALL FOR ACT BAIL REVIEW

It’s crucial for the ACT to review its bail laws before another tragedy strikes, according to Shadow Attorney General Jeremy Hanson. This follows several instances of crimes both locally and interstate, that were committed by people who were, at the time, on bail for other offences. “Other jurisdictions, such as…

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BARR FAILS TO MANAGE ACT BUDGET

The release of the Government’s budget update shows yet again that Andrew Barr cannot manage the Territory’s finances, the ACT Leader of the Opposition, Alistair Coe, said today. “The update shows an estimated fiscal deficit of $591 million in 2016–17. This means the government will need to borrow $591 million…

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MINISTER AGREES ACT GREYHOUND INDUSTRY HAS A CLEAN RECORD

In response to a Question on Notice seeking evidence of breaches, the Minister responsible for Gaming and Racing has confirmed there is no record of prosecutions for offences in relation to the ACT’s greyhound welfare code. It was also confirmed there have been no breaches of the Racing Act recorded…

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DUNNE HIGHLIGHTS LACK OF AGED CARE BEDS IN ACT

According to the latest Productivity Commission’s annual report on aged care services the ACT is struggling to keep up with demand for aged care beds. The average national waiting time from when a person is assessed and found to be in need of permanent aged care to when a bed…

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ACT LAGGING BEHIND ON EFFECTIVE HOMELESSNESS SERVICES

The ACT has ranked second worst for the proportion of people with an unmet need for accommodation according to the latest Productivity Commission’s annual report on homelessness services. Shadow Minister for Housing, Mark Parton said the results show people in the ACT are struggling to get the support and help…

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RENTS CONTINUE TO RISE IN THE ACT

The latest Domain Rental and House Price Report shows the median weekly rental price for a house in the ACT reached $500 in December 2016, up 7.5 per cent from the previous year. The rental price for an apartment has also jumped over the year by 7.7 per cent to…

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