Budget Predicts Triple Rates

“There is no plan to triple rates – that’s a lie,” Katy Gallagher, CityNews.com.au, 12 September 2012 During the election campaign, the Canberra Liberals used a graph from the Quinlan Tax Review that showed rates would triple in 10 years throughout campaign brochures, flyers, letters and television advertisements. “Throughout the…

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ACT Labor’s Budget: Debt, Deficit & Deceit

The Budget handed down today is a classic ‘Wayne Swan’ special, full of debt, deficit and deceit, said Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson. “After promising responsible economic management, Labor has increased borrowings from $2.7 to $3.5 billion dollars. Money Canberrans have to repay and cannot be spent on real…

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Gallagher’s Broken Promises Budget

Just months after assuring the electorate that their jobs were safe and that all the election promises were costed without cuts, Canberra has found out that jobs will go, services will be suspended and $142 million will be cut from the budget to pay for promises Labor said were fully…

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Coe Urges Canberrans to Get Behind the Red Shield Appeal

Member for Ginninderra Alistair Coe will be doorknocking houses in Belconnen this Sunday, collecting donations for the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal. Mr Coe said he is proud to be getting behind such an important local charity that provides support to thousands of people across Canberra. “With the cost of…

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Tertiary Education Hardest Hit In Canberra

ACT Shadow Education Minister Steve Doszpot is appalled at the news that the ANU is likely to lose $50 million in budget cuts over the next two years and not the $13 million initially thought. This is a massive hit to Canberra’s higher education sector. “The Federal Government’s decision to…

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Wall Wins Fight for Calwell Master Plan

Member for Brindabella Andrew Wall successfully moved a motion in the ACT Legislative Assembly this afternoon, resulting in the Calwell Group Centre and Tuggeranong Homestead site being placed on the schedule for upcoming master plans. “As a result of years of campaigning and lobbying from the Canberra Liberals, we finally…

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