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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Patients at increased risk from surgery delays

More patients are at increased risk of harm because of continued delays to elective surgery, Acting Shadow Health Minister Nicole Lawder said. The number of people waiting longer than clinically recommended for elective surgery is expected to soar by 39.2 per cent, according to government documents obtained the Canberra Liberals…

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More support for farming businesses vulnerable to drought

Farming businesses vulnerable to severe drought conditions need more support from the ACT Government, Shadow Minister for Business Andrew Wall said. Last year, the ACT Government agreed to provide 12 months drought assistance to struggling Canberra farmers following a push by the Canberra Liberals. Today in the Assembly, Mr Wall…

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Logjammed DA system hurts growth of Canberra

The Barr Government’s logjammed development assessment system is hurting the growth and prosperity of our City, Shadow Minister for Planning Mark Parton said. An efficient development assessment system plays a vital role in achieving the housing and infrastructure aspirations of the ACT community. But increasing delays to processing development applications…

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Barr must stop ripping off Canberrans

Chief Minister Andrew Barr must stop ripping off Canberrans, Canberra Liberals Leader Alistair Coe said. Today in the ACT Legislative Assembly, Mr Coe will call on the Barr Government to stop its punitive increases to rates, taxes, fees and charges. Since 2012, Labor and the Greens have been deceiving Canberrans…

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Out of touch Minister should apologise for offensive remarks

Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Rachel Stephen-Smith should apologise for her offensive description of policy initiatives endorsed by the ACT Indigenous community, Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister James Milligan said. During appropriations debate in the Assembly today, Ms Stephen-Smith ridiculed “18 fuzzy ideas” which were developed with Canberra’s…

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