Better Road Resurfacing

An essential responsibility of good local government is ensuring that local roads are in good repair. Unfortunately, this is not the case with the current ACT Government. Each year the Labor Government sets a target, for the percentage of the ACT’s roads that will be resurfaced. Unfortunately, these targets are…

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BARR CAN’T BE TRUSTED ON EDUCATION

Canberrans should be extremely wary of the Barr Government’s education promises, given its failure to deliver on previous school infrastructure commitments over the past 15 years, Shadow Minister for Education Steve Doszpot said today. “ACT Labor has a terrible record on education, closing 23 schools and leaving many with decaying…

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Improving settlement outcomes for refugees

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 15:53   Australia’s settlement services are being redesigned to ensure better language and employment outcomes for humanitarian entrants. The Department of Social Services will co-design the new Humanitarian Settlement Program with shortlisted providers, following a Request for Expressions of Interest released yesterday. Assistant Minister for Social…

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CAPACITY ISSUES NEED ADDRESSING IN ACT SCHOOLS

The overcrowding in ACT public schools has reached a critical level in Canberra with class sizes getting ever larger and classrooms taking over dedicated spaces like libraries and music rooms for their homerooms, Shadow Minister for Education Steve Doszpot said today. “When I visited Garran Primary School last week the…

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BARR’S SCHOOL CLOSURES BITE: SCHOOLS STRUGGLE WITH CAPACITY

Many of the Canberra’s public schools are under enrolment pressure and the ACT government needs to better manage the education system to cope. Unlike Andrew Barr’s decision to close 23 schools in 2006, there should be a proper system in place to manage enrolment subscription and capacity issues, Shadow Minister…

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DON’T CUT CONCESSIONS TO FUND LIGHT RAIL ANDREW BARR

The Barr government needs to guarantee that seniors who are already struggling with cost of living pressures won’t be further impacted by flagged cuts to concessions to fund light rail, Shadow Minister for Ageing Steve Doszpot said today. “Andrew Barr has indicated major cuts to concessions that many seniors in…

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