New accountability measure to keep animals safe from squalor, abuse

A new accountability measure proposed by the Canberra Liberals today will help keep more animals safe from squalid, abusive living conditions, Shadow Minister for Urban Services Nicole Lawder said. Ms Lawder was pleased to present the Domestic Animals (Disqualified Keepers Register) Amendment Bill 2019 to the Assembly today. Under the…

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Calls for more transparency of Barr’s harmful tax regime

The Barr Labor-Greens Government should be more open and transparent about harmful increases to rates, taxes, fees and charges, Canberra Liberals Leader Alistair Coe said. The ACT Government received $214 million more in taxes in 2018-19 than the previous financial year. Despite this 13 per cent increase in revenue, services…

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Government inaction puts public safety at risk

The Barr Government’s failure to deliver basic services is putting public safety at risk, Liberal Member for Brindabella Nicole Lawder said. Two trees that dropped branches and were blown over recently were reported to the Barr Government at least four months ago through the Fix My Street portal. On April…

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Barr Government failed to keep children safe

The Barr Government has failed to keep students, teachers and principals safe from violence in ACT schools, acting education spokesman Andrew Wall said. It follows the tabling of a committee report on the Inquiry into the management and minimisation of bullying and violence in ACT schools. “This report has highlighted…

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Canberrans can’t trust an ignorant Health Minister

ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith’s lack of knowledge on the performance of ACT hospitals shows you can’t trust Labor to improve the health system. In Question Time today, the Minister was unable or unwilling to answer basic questions about the performance of ACT hospitals, demonstrating an acute lack of knowledge…

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You can’t trust the Barr Government

You can’t trust this government. First they make car registration and parking more expensive. Then they remove 750 bus stops and reduce weekend bus services to every 2 hours. Now they want to tell you when you can drive your car. You can’t trust the Barr Government. They want to…

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Hypocritical Greens have themselves to blame

The ACT Greens are largely responsible for the grievances being felt by so many Canberra commuters since the disastrous overhaul of the bus network, Shadow Transport Minister Candice Burch said. “Their attempts to now lay blame and demand better services from Labor lack integrity and are an insult to every…

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Statement on incident at Bimberi Youth Justice Centre

The Canberra Liberals worry about the safety and welfare of both staff and detainees at the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre. The ACT Government has serious questions to answer. Concerns about training raised this morning by the CPSU reflect concerns that I have raised over recent years regarding the provision of…

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