Alert Level 3: The Canberra Hospital in crisis mode

For three consecutive months the Canberra Hospital was in crisis mode where internal incidents threatened to disrupt the flow of critical services to patients, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said today. In an answer to a Question on Notice, Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris confirmed that The Canberra Hospital was at…

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Business confidence in ACT government policies hits lowest point

Small to medium businesses in the ACT are steadily losing confidence in the Labor-Greens government, with some believing government policies are working against them, according to a SENSIS Business Index survey, Shadow Minister for Business and Employment Andrew Wall said today. The data released today shows support for government policies…

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Sweeping powers for trade unions in government’s local jobs package

Instead of supporting local jobs and business, the ACT government’s Secure Local Jobs Package, which is now open for consultation, proposes legislating sweeping new powers for trade unions, Shadow Minister for Local Business Andrew Wall said today. “The package outlines the government’s intent to legislate its preferential treatment of trade…

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ACT government neglects mechanisms for transparency and accountability

Performance of ACT government entities is at risk because the ACT government has neglected its accountability framework, Leader of the Opposition Alistair Coe said today. The latest ACT Auditor-General’s report on ACT government strategic and accountability indicators, shows the ACT government’s Performance and Accountability Framework has not been maintained and…

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Statement on work safety breaches on light rail construction sites

More than $14,000 in fines issued by WorkSafe ACT in response to safety breaches on the light rail construction site is demonstrated evidence that the Work Safety Commissioner is doing an effective job. Light rail construction is a major government project with significant union oversight guaranteed by the Government’s Memorandum…

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FOI dump after two years of denying transparency

After two years of denying Canberrans access to critical documents relating to health services, the ACT Government finally released multiple documents under Freedom of Information laws, dumping them online overnight, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said today. “This has been a monumental FOI stuff-up,” Mrs Dunne said. “The documents were…

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Statement by Alistair Coe on the passing of Steve Doszpot MLA

The Canberra Liberals are in mourning at the passing of Steve Doszpot MLA. Steve was a great Canberran who served this City with distinction for more than 40 years. Steve’s experience of escaping communism with his family in the 1950s was instrumental in shaping his values and philosophy. He generously…

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Opposition to introduce bill to address dangerous dog issues

I have briefed the Parliamentary Drafting Office to prepare legislation that I can introduce into the Assembly that will seek to address the mounting issues surrounding dangerous dogs in the ACT, Shadow Minister for Urban Services Steve Doszpot said today. “I’m seeking to have the Bill drafted to:  Make…

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ACT GOVERNMENT LAGS ON ESSENTIAL SERVICES

A new report on the maintenance of road infrastructure is a damning indictment on the ACT government’s ability to manage essential and basic services in the ACT, Shadow Minister for Urban Services Steve Doszpot said today. The ACT Auditor-General’s report “Maintenance of selected road infrastructure assets” shows the backlog of…

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