Barr needs to provide clarity on Manuka land swap plan

The Barr government needs to better explain its land swap plans involving the Manuka Occasional Childcare Centre (MOCCA), Telopea Park School and the Canberra Services Club, Member for Molonglo Steve Doszpot said today. “Many residents in Manuka and Griffith have raised concerns about the lack of transparency from the Barr…

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Andrew Wall to launch Lifeline’s Southside Bookfair

Tomorrow Member for Brindabella Andrew Wall will launch Lifeline Canberra’s annual Southside Bookfair, which will be running from tomorrow until Sunday, the 28th of June at the Erindale Vikings Club. “I encourage all Tuggeranong residents to head down to the Bookfair over the next few days and check out the…

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Burch gave no deadline for completion of cage investigation

Joy Burch as a Minister has again been damaged after questions in a Budget Estimates Committee hearing today revealed the agency conducting an investigation into a child being held in a cage like structure in a Canberra primary school, hadn’t even been given a deadline to complete its work, Shadow…

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ACT Labor fails to deliver education promises again

The ACT Labor government has again fallen short on delivering education commitments, with promised funding for a Belconnen High School facelift coming in $8.2 million short of what was committed at the 2012 ACT Election, Shadow Minister for Education Steve Doszpot said today.

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Clarity needed from Burch on teacher pay dispute

Joy Burch needs to clearly explain the government’s position on its proposed new pay deal for ACT teachers as confusion mounts over whether back pay will be included. The Minister needs to stop darting around the issue and confirm whether back pay is on or off the table in the…

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Serious questions need answering about classroom cage

Disturbing revelations that a child was held inside a cage-like structure inside a Canberra public school classroom require a broad and independent investigation. There are many questions that now need answering, Shadow Minister for Education Steve Doszpot said today. “Have these situations occurred before? Are there similar structures in other…

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