Canberra Liberals call for more support for vulnerable students

The unnecessary continuation of ACT Labor’s refusal to allow parents to send their children to their regular school is placing additional pressure on families with children in learning support units according to Shadow Education Minister Elizabeth Lee. Under the ACT government’s hub school model, students with special needs are not…

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Prison plagued with allegations of contraband

  Canberra’s maximum-security jail has been plagued by stories and allegations of contraband and illicit drugs being readily available amongst inmates since its inception. Just last year the prison was forced into an unprecedented emergency shut down after a hole in a perimeter fence and a package of contraband was…

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Prison methadone program mismanaged and misused

  The release of a former inmate’s memoir has revealed serious allegations of the deliberate misuse and mismanagement of the methadone program at Canberra’s maximum-security jail. “These new allegations align with what I have been hearing from sources for years and are backed up by the fact that the Alexander…

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Children’s education, development and wellbeing paramount

Our children’s education, development and wellbeing, particularly during these unprecedented times, is paramount. The Canberra Liberals believe that parents should be able to send their children to their regular school if they want to. During this unsettling time, it’s important that families are supported, and that our children’s education, development…

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Liberals ready to end the petrol rip-off  

The Canberra Liberals stand ready to end the petrol price rip-off in the ACT to support families who are already doing it tough, Canberra Liberals Leader Alistair Coe said. If Labor is prepared to come to the table to implement reforms, the Canberra Liberals are prepared to consider it on…

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Vulnerable children and families need greater protections

The ACT Government is failing vulnerable children and families, Shadow Minister for Families, Youth and Community Services Elizabeth Kikkert said. “Child protection decisions need external review to ensure the safety of children and their families, and to restore community confidence in the system,” Mrs Kikkert said. “Without external review, Canberra…

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