Labor admits inability to deliver weekend bus services

Transport Minister Chris Steel’s decision to cut weekend bus services is a very clear admission that he has been unable to deliver the weekend bus network that was promised to Canberrans, Shadow Transport Minister Candice Burch said. Since the overhaul of the bus network, we have seen hundreds of services…

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ACT businesses should be protected from vegan vandalism

The Labor-Greens Government should protect ACT businesses from vegan vandals and animal activists who incite trespass and illegally storm family farms to threaten and intimidate workers, Shadow Minister for Business and Employment Andrew Wall. This week in the Assembly, Mr Wall will call on the Labor-Greens Government to protect animal…

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Cancer patients in ACT worse off

Cancer patients in the ACT are waiting longer to receive life-saving treatment than patients in other jurisdictions, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. According to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the ACT is the worst performing jurisdiction for the number of days it takes…

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Low morale plagues prison

Low staff morale at Canberra’s maximum-security prison has led to a staffing crisis with the ACT Government relying on thousands of hours of overtime and improvised lock-ins to keep the prison secure, Shadow Corrections Minister Giulia Jones said. Answers to questions on notice confirm that the Alexander Maconochie Centre is…

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Crises in ACT schools go ignored

Violence in schools, slipping academic outcomes and overcrowded classrooms continue to go overlooked by Education Minister Yvette Berry, acting education spokesman Andrew Wall said. Not only has it taken the ACT Government more than two years to develop The Future of Education Strategy and release the first implementation phase, but…

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Don’t plan your weekend around the bus

UNOFFICIAL Transport Minister Chris Steel has arrogantly refused to tell Canberrans which bus services will be cancelled this weekend. Shadow Transport Minister Candice Burch asked Mr Steel in Question Time today whether he would publish a list of weekend bus services that would not be operating as scheduled. Mr Steel…

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Free weekend travel until bus services are guaranteed

UNOFFICIAL Canberra commuters relying on weekend bus services should travel for free until driver shortages and weekend service cancellations are resolved, Shadow Transport Minister Candice Burch said. There have been 2,482 weekend service failures reported since the overhaul of the bus network, according to a response to a question on…

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Cancer treatment delays may put patients at risk

Delays to cancer patients getting treated in time may lead to adverse health outcomes, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. An increasing number of palliative and radical care patients are still not being seen within the recommended times, according to government data. In 2018-19, it’s estimated that only 70 per…

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New Minister, same old Labor Government

Canberra may have a new Health Minister, but revelations that construction of a key health election promise won’t begin until after the 2020 Election shows it’s the same old and disrespectful Labor Government. The latest revelation that construction on the Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency Centre will not begin…

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