Barr Must Make Rates Increase Information Available

Shadow Treasurer Brendan Smyth has today called on Treasurer Andrew Barr to abide by the decision of the Assembly last Thursday for him to table: By 31 October 2013, any other analysis of the impacts that the taxation reforms implemented to date are expected to have over time. (Hansard, 19…

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Canberra Liberals Fight On for Local Sport

Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation Steve Doszpot and Member for Brindabella Andrew Wall will tonight host a forum for local sports clubs in Brindabella to discuss concerns about the deteriorating state of local sports grounds as well concerns from clubs about usage fees. “Tonight will be the first meeting…

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Canberra Liberals Call On Corbell To Meet Bushfire Laws

The Auditor General’s Bushfire Preparedness report has found ACT Labor to be in direct contravention of the Emergencies Act 2003 for not disclosing its resource requirements to meet the objectives of its Bushfire Management Plan. Today, Shadow Emergency Services Minister Brendan Smyth will move a motion calling on the Government…

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Gallagher Dismisses Student Housing Stress As An Issue

Katy Gallagher has today shown she doesn’t understand the stress students living in the ACT are under as she dismissed homelessness and housing stress as an issue for students. Shadow Minister for Higher Education Brendan Smyth today questioned Katy Gallagher on findings from Anglicare that 87 percent of students are…

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Corbell Called on to Table Bushfire Documents

Shadow Emergency Services Minister Brendan Smyth today successfully moved a motion calling on the Government to publicise all resources needed to meet the objectives of the Strategic Bushfire Management Plan by the last sitting day of November this year. The motion highlighted findings in the Auditor-General’s Bushfire Preparedness report, which…

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ACT Labor and Green Abandon Uriarra Village

Member for Brindabella Andrew Wall has expressed his disappointment in ACT Labor and the sole ACT Green Member Shane Rattenbury. Today in the Assembly the ACT Labor/Green coalition voted down a motion calling on Simon Corbell not to use his call in powers to approve the development of a large-scale…

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Time To Fix Ad Hoc Planning

Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Alistair Coe will call on the Government to undertake a comprehensive review of the Territory Plan with a view to simplifying the document. At present, the ACT’s planning system is far too complex and is not delivering good outcomes for planners, builders, proponents or…

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Liberals Fight On For Autism Services

The Canberra Liberals will again highlight the need for early intervention services for children with autism as a matter of public importance in the Legislative Assembly today. Shadow Minister for Education Steve Doszpot has condemned ACT Labor for refusing to provide a specialised early intervention service for families with autistic…

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Staff Shortfall Puts Police At Risk

ACT Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson has raised concerns about understaffing within City beat police, resulting in a heightened danger for officers on the job. It has been revealed that beat teams were so dangerously understaffed that a specialist preventative alcohol crime taskforce has been secretly disbanded and merged…

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