Barr Government puts young people and corrections workers at risk

The Barr Government is putting young people and ACT corrections workers at risk. The ACT Government is placing children and young people in the custody of Court Transport Unit workers who have not been trained in managing juveniles. In Question Time today, Youth Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith confirmed the Government would…

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ACT Government land deals referred to anti-corruption commission

The Public Accounts Committee of the Legislative Assembly has referred ACT Government land deals to Canberra’s new anti-corruption commission. Andrew Barr was the Minister responsible for the Land Development Agency when the controversial land deals were done. It is clear that there are still unanswered questions about these multi-million dollar…

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Labor’s unguided missile strikes Coombs

Labor’s unguided missile and Member for Murrumbidgee Bec Cody has thrown her own constituents under a bus arguing, “they’ll get over it”. In a debate on the Canberra Liberals’ motion to protect the Coombs Peninsula from multi-dwelling development, Bec Cody claimed Coombs Peninsula was of “no particular value” and that…

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Protect Coombs Peninsula

The Canberra Liberals are calling for the Coombs Peninsula to be protected from multi-dwelling development. Following the tabling of a petition of 559 residents, Liberal Member for Murrumbidgee Giulia Jones is calling on the Barr Labor-Greens Government to take Coombs Peninsula off the land release program and protect it from…

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Rattenbury should resign over prison failures

Andrew Barr’s hopeless Corrections Minister Shane Rattenbury has failed to stabilise and secure Canberra’s maximum-security prison. The Canberra Liberals are calling for Mr Rattenbury’s immediate resignation. Under Mr Rattenbury’s watch, the prison has been embroiled in serial controversies including: * Deaths in custody; * Multiple escapes; * Record rates of…

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Keeping police, nurses and emergency workers safe on the job

Canberra’s police, hospital and emergency workers will be safer on the job under much-needed reforms to be debated in the Assembly this week. The Canberra Liberals’ Crimes (Offences Against Frontline Community Service Providers) Amendment Bill 2019 will be brought forward for debate. “Canberra’s frontline workers are at increasing risk of…

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Bus network still in chaos with no solutions in sight

Canberrans deserve fast and reliable bus services, but Andrew Barr’s distracted and ego-driven government has failed to deliver, Shadow Transport Minister Candice Burch said. Labor’s cuts to hundreds of bus stops and services means more Canberrans are struggling with extended travel times, longer waits and frequent transfers. Today, Miss Burch…

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Prison review exposes Rattenbury’s incompetence

A damning review of Canberra’s maximum-security prison has exposed the incompetence of Andrew Barr’s Corrections Minister Shane Rattenbury, Shadow Minister for Corrections Giulia Jones said. The Inspector of Correctional Services’ Healthy Prisons Review of the Alexander Maconochie Centre 2019 identified 100 serious systemic failures compromising prison security and rehabilitation. “Mr…

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Barr throws Tuggeranong into the firing line

Andrew Barr’s distracted and ego-driven government has left Canberra’s forgotten south at the mercy of violent criminals, Liberal Member for Brindabella Nicole Lawder said. “The Barr Government has thrown Tuggeranong residents into the firing line,” Ms Lawder said. “The Government has forgotten Tuggeranong. They’ve drained the south of resources, infrastructure…

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Monaro highway upgrade funding brought forward

Residents of South Canberra and Tuggeranong will benefit from an acceleration of funding for upgrades to the Monaro Highway. The $200 million project which is being jointly funded by both governments, includes widening works and targeted safety upgrades to bust congestion along the corridor. The Liberal and Nationals Government has…

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