DON’T CUT CONCESSIONS TO FUND LIGHT RAIL ANDREW BARR

The Barr government needs to guarantee that seniors who are already struggling with cost of living pressures won’t be further impacted by flagged cuts to concessions to fund light rail, Shadow Minister for Ageing Steve Doszpot said today. “Andrew Barr has indicated major cuts to concessions that many seniors in…

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ASSEMBLY TO EXAMINE YOUTH SUICIDE

I’m pleased a Legislative Assembly Committee will investigate the issues surrounding the rising rate of youth suicide in the ACT, Shadow Minister for Mental Health Giulia Jones said today. “I’m greatly concerned that suicide rates more than doubled from 2012 to 2013 in the ACT. It’s even more alarming that…

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SUPPORT FOR MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY ESSENTIAL

Ahead of the National Multicultural Festival this weekend, I’m calling on the Barr government to review the funding and support available for groups serving the multicultural community in Canberra, Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs Giulia Jones said today. “The level of funding and support available needs to be effective in…

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CORBELL LEAVES ACT EXPOSED TO FIRE RISK

The Barr government has fallen short on what it’s been asked to do to protect Canberrans from future bushfire risks, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brendan Smyth said today. “Simon Corbell has not agreed to key recommendations from an Assembly Committee into bushfire preparedness. It shows the government’s lack of…

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1RPH FUNDING CRITICAL FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

 Canberra’s 1RPH radio service, which has been dedicated to helping the print handicapped for 30 years, is set to lose a quarter of its essential funding mid-year as a result of disability funding changes. The Barr government needs to resolve the matter and continue the funding, Member for Ginninderra Vicki…

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DON’T SIGN LIGHT RAIL CONTRACTS

The Canberra Liberals are reiterating calls for the Barr government not to enter into contracts to build light rail before the October Election, the issue should be decided by Canberrans at the election. However, if the government arrogantly signs contracts, early work should be focused on utility relocation, depot construction…

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SECOND REPORT IN A WEEK SHOWS HEALTH IS FAILING

The disappointing results for Canberra’s health system have continued with the release of the Productivity Commission’s Health Report on Government Services (ROGS), Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Health Jeremy Hanson said today. “The ACT’s emergency departments are still the worst in the country according to today’s ROGS…

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