Poverty must be on Canberra’s recovery agenda

The next ACT Government must establish a Poverty Taskforce to develop a comprehensive strategy to deal with the causes and symptoms of poverty in Canberra. According to the ACT Council of Social Service, before COVID-19 there were more than 37,000 people living in low-income households in the ACT, including nearly…

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There is a Better Way

Transcript of the Leader of the Opposition’s Response to the Economic Statement E&OE Madam Speaker, what we’ve just witnessed is a blatant reannouncement of projects already committed but not delivered by Labor. It’s reannouncements dressed up as a vision. And worse, there are some things like the Canberra Hospital upgrade…

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Making Canberra schools the best and safest learning environment

Canberra school students deserve the best and safest learning spaces in Australia. That’s why the recent lead contamination which has exposed students to health risks and forced them out of classrooms at Yarralumla Primary School needs to be urgently investigated.  Within its first weeks in office, a Canberra Liberals Government will establish an…

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Canberrans doing it tough need more support

The ACT Government can support struggling families and households by reducing cost of living pressures, Liberal Leader Alistair Coe said. Welfare data from the Department of Social Services shows welfare claims across Canberra have more than doubled during the pandemic. Even before the challenges of COVID-19, Canberra had the highest…

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ACT Government must work with Canberra’s local employers

Canberra’s local employers are doing it tough as evidenced by their united call for a long-term economic recovery plan from the ACT Government. The ACT’s peak bodies for business, builders, property owners and hoteliers are collectively pushing the ACT Government for a business-friendly recovery plan to help the ACT bounce…

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Liberals again push for more affordable housing

The Canberra Liberals want to ensure all Canberrans can one day realise their dream of owning their own home, Canberra Liberals Leader Alistair Coe said. Canberra’s housing affordability crisis is largely the result of skyrocketing rates and taxes, and a restriction on land supply. The median house price in Canberra…

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