Liberals push for urgent release of affordable land

Leader of the Canberra Liberals Alistair Coe is pushing the ACT Government to urgently release more affordable land so that Canberrans can benefit from the HomeBuilder grant. The Commonwealth Government is offering $25,000 grants for house and land packages valued at less than $750,000 until 31 December 2020. Unfortunately, very…

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Surge in rates complaints show Canberrans want a better way

The COVID-19 pandemic has added further pressure to household budgets with the total number of approved applications for rates deferrals or assistance for aged, pensioner or general hardship increasing to 532 in 2019-20, according to new figures provided by Chief Minister Andrew Barr in response to an Opposition question on…

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We will get through this

I offer my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of a Canberra woman who has passed away after contracting COVID-19. My thoughts and prayers are with this person’s family, and also the Canberra community during these difficult days. I hope to encourage all Canberrans to continue to follow the…

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Stimulus measures still leave jobs and businesses vulnerable

The ACT Government’s stimulus measures do not reflect the urgency of this situation for many Canberra families. This week I have spoken with many employers and met with several representatives of the tourism, hospitality, construction, property and events industries, as well as key business groups and community clubs. Sadly, some…

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Liberals welcome drive-through testing facility for Canberra

The Canberra Liberals welcome the ACT Government’s decision to introduce a drive-through testing facility, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. Last week, the Canberra Liberals publicly called for drive-through testing facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the community, something that was supported by the Australian Medical Association. “The…

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Small businesses need our help to get through coronavirus

This opinion piece has been published in the Canberra Times here: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6687478/small-businesses-need-our-help-to-get-through-coronavirus/ SMALL BUSINESSES NEED OUR HELP TO GET THROUGH CORONAVIRUS “We’re a family out here, and we’re going to get through this together.” This is what John and Lyn Anderson, the owners of Federation Square in Gold Creek Village, told…

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Families, workers and businesses wait for Government to act

Canberra families, workers and businesses are still waiting for the ACT Government to deliver an economic and financial package. The ACT is now the only Australian jurisdiction that is yet to announce desperately needed financial measures to support families, protect jobs and help businesses keep their doors open. As both…

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Shadow Assistant Health Minister announced

The ACT Leader of the Opposition Alistair Coe has today appointed Giulia Jones MLA as the Shadow Assistant Minister for Health. Mrs Jones will continue in her responsibilities as the Shadow Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Shadow Minister for Corrections and Shadow Minister for Women. Mrs Jones will provide…

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