Don’t plan your weekend around the bus

UNOFFICIAL Transport Minister Chris Steel has arrogantly refused to tell Canberrans which bus services will be cancelled this weekend. Shadow Transport Minister Candice Burch asked Mr Steel in Question Time today whether he would publish a list of weekend bus services that would not be operating as scheduled. Mr Steel…

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Free weekend travel until bus services are guaranteed

UNOFFICIAL Canberra commuters relying on weekend bus services should travel for free until driver shortages and weekend service cancellations are resolved, Shadow Transport Minister Candice Burch said. There have been 2,482 weekend service failures reported since the overhaul of the bus network, according to a response to a question on…

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Cancer treatment delays may put patients at risk

Delays to cancer patients getting treated in time may lead to adverse health outcomes, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. An increasing number of palliative and radical care patients are still not being seen within the recommended times, according to government data. In 2018-19, it’s estimated that only 70 per…

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New Minister, same old Labor Government

Canberra may have a new Health Minister, but revelations that construction of a key health election promise won’t begin until after the 2020 Election shows it’s the same old and disrespectful Labor Government. The latest revelation that construction on the Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency Centre will not begin…

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Apollo 11 is a celebration of human achievement

Just as the world stopped to watch Neil Armstrong take one giant step 50 years ago, this week the world is stopping to commemorate the amazing technological achievement of the first moon landing and the people who made it possible. Deputy Leader of the Opposition Nicole Lawder said Canberrans should…

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Canberrans deserve building quality assurance

Building quality assurance should be high among the ACT Government’s priorities as it moves toward more high-density housing, Shadow Minister for Planning Mark Parton said. “Canberrans deserve building quality assurance and the ACT Government is responsible for providing the regulatory oversight of that process,” Mr Parton said. “I think we…

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Tuggeranong residents forced off bus network

ACT Labor and the Greens have no idea what life is like for Tuggeranong residents who have been forced off Canberra’s bus network. In an ABC radio interview, Transport Minister Chris Steel admitted fewer people in Canberra’s south are using public transport since the upheaval of the bus network. Liberal…

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Cuts to support staff hurts vulnerable victims

Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Minister Yvette Berry cannot guarantee that budgeted job cuts across several services combatting domestic violence will be saved, Shadow Minister for Families, Youth and Community Services Elizabeth Kikkert said. Several frontline services supporting domestic violence victims through the court system will face cruel funding…

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