ACT Government failing on vital infrastructure

The ACT government is failing to maintain Canberra’s essential stormwater assets, according to the latest Audit-General’s report, Leader of the Opposition Alistair Coe said today. “While this area of government might not be as interesting as light rail and international trade, it is a vital service that taxpayers expect from…

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Patients Continue to Suffer Despite Record Expenditure

Despite a tripling in health expenditure, the number of patients receiving access to public hospital services in Canberra is lagging, Shadow Minister for Health Vicki Dunne said today. “For years, the ACT government has been assuring the community that Canberra’s health system is improving, but the latest Productivity Commission’s report…

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Patient safety compromised in absence of key health data

The health and wellbeing of patients receiving treatment in the ACT could be comprised in the absence key health data, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said today. The Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services in health is expected to be released tomorrow. For the second year in a row, vital…

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From the Assembly

Every year the Productivity Commission releases instalments of its report on state and territory government services in Australia. The report provides a useful body of information on how the ACT compares to the other states and territory. Today we learned that Canberra’s prisons – the adult-only Alexander Maconochie Centre and…

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Future of Canberra Roads

As we all know, there are many problems with the streets around Canberra. Because of this, the Canberra Liberals will be holding a Road Planning Workshop on Monday the 29th January. The forum will discuss Canberra’s current and future road network with topics ranging from maintenance to creating new roads…

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From the President

Dear members, In the first weekly update for 2018 I would like to welcome the Divisions new General Secretary, Robert Gunning.  Robert has been appointed to the role by Management Committee following Greg Cornwell’s resignation after the Division’s recent AGM. Robert brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role.…

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