Govt Demands Cash on Delivery from Small Business

ACT Shadow Minister for Small Business Andrew Wall will move to stop the Government from insisting on ‘cash on delivery’ for Canberra businesses. Mr Wall said today a number of small businesses have raised concerns that the Government is no longer approving monthly accounts for use at its Resource Management…

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ACT Economy Slumps Amid Federal Labor Chaos

ACT Shadow Treasurer, Brendan Smyth, has expressed his concerns in light of the release of the latest SENSIS Business Index findings on the ACT. The Index noted the following: 24% decrease in business confidence compared to the previous quarter 12% point fall in the sales indicator 13% point fall in…

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Katy Gallagher Flags Taxpayers To Pay For 100% Of Light Rail

Yesterday’s comments by the Chief Minister that light rail is not ‘contingent’ on Infrastructure Australia’s support means that taxpayers may pay for 100 per cent of the project, said Alistair Coe, Shadow Minister for Transport.  On 2CC radio on Wednesday morning, Katy Gallagher said: “We’re not relying on Infrastructure Australia’s…

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Coe Calls For Better Managed Roadworks

The ACT Government must better coordinate roadworks to reduce the impact on commuters, said ACT Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe. There are numerous examples of simultaneous roadworks that have heavily impacted large portions of the city. Some recent examples include: Belconnen: roadworks on Barry Drive at the same time…

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Jones Questions Burch’s Judgement on Fringe Appointment

ACT Shadow Minister for Women Mrs Giulia Jones, is concerned that the Minister for the Arts, who is also the Minister for Women, has shown questionable judgement in directly appointing Jorian Gardner as the director of the upcoming Fringe Festival. “Last year Mr Gardner was suspended from radio for suggesting…

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Where’s The Light Rail?

The National Infrastructure Plan released today by Infrastructure Australia makes no mention whatsoever to the ACT Government’s proposed light rail project, said ACT Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe. The report details many projects across Australia, with the aim being “to provide governments and the community with a clear set of actions to…

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Canberrans Pay More To Prop Up ACTEW

Shadow Treasurer, Brendan Smyth, has today expressed his disappointment that ACT tax payers are being forced to pay more for water, purely to keep ACTEW from becoming insolvent. “It is completely unacceptable that water prices in the ACT are increasing by 5 per cent for this reason,” Mr Smyth said…

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Hanson Congratulates New Liberal Member

ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson has congratulated Nicole Lawder on being elected as the new Brindabella representative for the Canberra Liberals. “The Canberra Liberals were extremely fortunate to have such a high calibre of candidates for the 2012 Election,” Mr Hanson said. “Ms Lawder has been a Canberra resident since…

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Minister Corbell Should Back-up Claims About Light Rail

After questioning from Deputy Opposition Leader Alistair Coe, Simon Corbell has again refused to provide documents relating to the massive light rail project. “Today in Estimates, Simon Corbell refused to release documents he claims to have about light rail, even though he uses the documents to justify the project,” Mr…

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