Education spirals backwards after 19 years of Labor

After 19 years of Labor, ACT schools are performing worse than ever as confirmed by the latest NAPLAN results. Canberra parents have every reason to be concerned about the future of their children’s education. Our students are being left behind under an education system that is spiralling backwards under Labor.…

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Hospital staff vote no confidence in Labor Government

A damning survey has found Canberra nurses, doctors and hospital staff do not have confidence in the ACT Government’s management of the health system. A Canberra Health Services 2019 Workplace Culture Survey of more than 4,000 respondents found nurses and doctors do not trust executive leadership nor their ability to…

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Bullying in health goes unaddressed

For years the Canberra Liberals have advocated for a safe working culture at the Canberra Hospital. Despite our strong advocacy, and pressure from peak medical bodies the ACT Government has failed to take swift and meaningful action. We continue to hear reports from troubled staff of a sick and unsafe…

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ACT Government entirely responsible for health crisis

The ACT Government is entirely responsible for the ACT’s health crisis, Shadow Minister for Health Vicki Dunne said. In the past two weeks alone, it has been revealed that: * Four in five patients requiring urgent medical attention at the Canberra Hospital emergency department are not seen on time *…

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Nurses victims of Labor’s $3 billion debt bomb

Canberra nurses are victims of Labor’s $3 billion debt bomb, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. After 19 years of repeated financial mismanagement, Canberra nurses working overtime have effectively been handed a pay cut to help pay off Labor’s debt bomb. “Our nurses work incredibly long hours in stressful conditions.…

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Four in five urgent Canberra Hospital patients not seen on time

Four in five Canberrans requiring urgent medical attention at the Canberra Hospital emergency department are not seen on time, according to the Canberra Health Services Half Yearly Performance Report. In the financial year to December 2019, 80 per cent of urgent presentations to TCH emergency department were not seen on…

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More of the same from ACT Labor

Canberrans will only ever get more of the same with this tired old government, Canberra Liberals Leader Alistair Coe said. This long-serving government and their Green partners today voted down a motion to bring down the cost of living in Canberra, despite the known burden government taxes, rates, fees and…

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Bus users deserve an apology

Canberra commuters who have endured months of bus chaos deserve an official apology from this long-serving government, Shadow Minister for Transport Candice Burch said. Since the overhaul of the bus network, Canberrans have suffered extended travel times, longer waits and frequent transfers. While the government’s “tweaks” to the network indicate…

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Cost of living must come down

The ACT Government can and should bring down the cost of living in Canberra, Canberra Liberals Leader Alistair Coe said. Mr Coe is calling on the Chief Minister to ease pressure on Canberra families by bringing down the cost of living in the ACT. “Rates, taxes, fees and charges are…

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Just do it

Canberra drivers who overextend their paid parking ticket deserve a 10-minute grace period, Shadow Minister for Urban Services Nicole Lawder said. But a motion moved by Labor backbencher Michael Pettersson in the Assembly today attempts to delay the implementation of a grace period with yet another long and costly feasibility…

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