Kikkert calls for answers on Bimberi

The Barr Government must address problems still alleged to be plaguing Bimberi Youth Justice Centre, Shadow Minister for Families, Youth and Community Services Elizabeth Kikkert said. “It has come to my attention that conditions inside Bimberi have not returned to normal since the riot that occurred there seven weeks ago…

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Greater protections for nurses, doctors, health staff attacked on the job

Shadow Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Corrections Giulia Jones was pleased to present much-needed reforms to the Assembly today. The Crimes (Offences Against Frontline Community Service Providers) Amendment Bill 2019 provides greater protections for frontline workers, including nurses, doctors and health staff. “Labor doesn’t have a plan to keep…

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New accountability measure to keep animals safe from squalor, abuse

A new accountability measure proposed by the Canberra Liberals today will help keep more animals safe from squalid, abusive living conditions, Shadow Minister for Urban Services Nicole Lawder said. Ms Lawder was pleased to present the Domestic Animals (Disqualified Keepers Register) Amendment Bill 2019 to the Assembly today. Under the…

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Calls for more transparency of Barr’s harmful tax regime

The Barr Labor-Greens Government should be more open and transparent about harmful increases to rates, taxes, fees and charges, Canberra Liberals Leader Alistair Coe said. The ACT Government received $214 million more in taxes in 2018-19 than the previous financial year. Despite this 13 per cent increase in revenue, services…

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