ACT Labor Lied to Canberrans on Job Cuts

Reports today show that the Labor Party set in train 14,473 cuts to public service jobs prior to the election. This illustrates that Senator Kate Lundy, a then member of cabinet, and her fellow Labor members – Gai Brodtmann and Andrew Leigh, openly lied to Canberrans about the jobs they…

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ACT Labor’s Lease Variation Charge Still Slamming Local Economy

The release of the ACT’s September Quarter Financial Report shows Labor’s Lease Variation Charge (LVC) has under delivered by 38 percent, Shadow Treasurer Brendan Smyth said today. “The Canberra Liberals maintain the LVC is an ill-conceived tax which continues to stymie local economic growth. This quarter financial report validates our…

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Stop Pouring Diesel On Canberra Sports Grounds: Doszpot

The ACT Government must ensure safety for Canberra’s junior sports people and stop marking lines with diesel on ACT sportsgrounds, Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation Steve Doszpot said today. “The practice of using diesel to mark out grounds is causing dangerous furrows on scores of local fields across the…

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Doszpot Backing Canberra Stamp Design Finalist

Shadow Minister for Education Steve Doszpot is urging all Canberrans to get behind ACT student Sally Witchalls in her quest to win Australia Post’s G20 Summit stamp design competition. “Sally is a year 8 student at Canberra High and is the ACT’s only finalist in the competition to design an…

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A Strong and Effective Watchdog for the Building Industry

Senator Zed Seselja has welcomed the Government’s move to re-establish a powerful, independent regulator to reform Australia’s building industry and maintain the rule of law in the sector, under a Bill introduced to Federal Parliament earlier today. The Government has introduced the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013…

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Great News for Canberrans on Tax Changes

The Coalition has announced today that they will not follow Labor’s plan to increase taxes for many Australians. As part of the suite of changes, Labor’s plans to hit superannuation funds, fringe benefit taxes (FBT) and education expense caps will be abandoned. “We know that many Canberrans across the community…

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Canberra Liberals Call for BBQ Red Tape Waivers

The Canberra Liberals are calling on ACT Labor to listen to the concerns of charities, service clubs and sporting groups, and waive new requirements for food safety supervisors for charity sausage sizzles, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson said today. “Charity groups, service clubs and sporting groups make an invaluable…

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