Jon Stanhope asked to Chair Poverty Task Group

The Leader of the Canberra Liberals Alistair Coe has written to former ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope to request that he consider Chairing an ACT Poverty Task Group. The purpose of the Poverty Task Group is to work with the community sector, Government, businesses and other stakeholders to inquire into…

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Poverty must be on Canberra’s recovery agenda

The next ACT Government must establish a Poverty Taskforce to develop a comprehensive strategy to deal with the causes and symptoms of poverty in Canberra. According to the ACT Council of Social Service, before COVID-19 there were more than 37,000 people living in low-income households in the ACT, including nearly…

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There is a Better Way

Transcript of the Leader of the Opposition’s Response to the Economic Statement E&OE Madam Speaker, what we’ve just witnessed is a blatant reannouncement of projects already committed but not delivered by Labor. It’s reannouncements dressed up as a vision. And worse, there are some things like the Canberra Hospital upgrade…

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Canberrans doing it tough need more support

The ACT Government can support struggling families and households by reducing cost of living pressures, Liberal Leader Alistair Coe said. Welfare data from the Department of Social Services shows welfare claims across Canberra have more than doubled during the pandemic. Even before the challenges of COVID-19, Canberra had the highest…

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Liberals again push for more affordable housing

The Canberra Liberals want to ensure all Canberrans can one day realise their dream of owning their own home, Canberra Liberals Leader Alistair Coe said. Canberra’s housing affordability crisis is largely the result of skyrocketing rates and taxes, and a restriction on land supply. The median house price in Canberra…

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Recognising Canberra’s homeless children

In honour and recognition of Canberra children who do not have a home, Canberra Liberals Leader Alistair Coe and Shadow Minister for Families, Youth and Community Services Elizabeth Kikkert today visited Mini Miracles Early Learning Centre to make a blanket donation for homeless children in the ACT. This Homelessness Week,…

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