Hanson Announces New Liberal Shadow Cabinet

ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson has announced his new Shadow Cabinet today, following the departure of Zed Seselja. The major portfolios remain in place, with Health staying with Mr Hanson, Education with Steve Doszpot, Brendan Smyth retaining Shadow Treasury while TAMS, Planning and Transport stay with Deputy Leader Alistair Coe.…

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Smyth Tables Bill To Deliver Fairer Payroll Tax

ACT Shadow Treasurer, Brendan Smyth today tabled a Bill to fix the ACT’s Payroll Tax scheme—bringing its operation into greater harmony with other jurisdictions. “This was something that the Government had promised as far back as 2008 through legislative changes. However, over 4 years later, we are still out of…

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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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