Adoption needs to be a priority

Monday, 19 December 2016 09:27   Adoptions have dropped to the lowest level on record, according to the AIHW report: Adoptions Australia 2015-16 released today. “Around 30,000 Australian children have been in out of home care for more than 2 years yet we saw only 196 children adopted in the…

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Grants available to support volunteers in the ACT

Thursday, 15 December 2016  Community organisations in the ACT are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $5000 to assist the work of their volunteers. Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said the funding is being provided under a $10 million Volunteer Grant funding round, announced by the…

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HEALTH MINISTER PREVARICATES ON ACT HEALTH DATA

Admissions by Meegan Fitzharris in the Assembly today about the unreliability of the ACT’s health data, goes back to at least 2010, spawning no less than four reports of the Auditor-General and another from PwC. Still, the health minister cannot get it right, Shadow Minister for Health Vicki Dunne said…

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WALL CALLS FOR ACTION ON MPOWERDOME

Through a motion in the ACT Legislative Assembly, the Canberra Liberals will call on the ACT Labor government to take immediate action and work with the owners and managers to ensure that the mpowerdome can continue to operate as one of the ACT’s most important sporting venues, Member for Brindabella…

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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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