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Auditor spanks ICRC and ACT Government over water pricing spat with ACTEW

THE Auditor-General has savaged the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) over claims it made about the behaviour of ACTEW in its water pricing deliberations, while raising questions about the validity of the process. The Auditor-General’s report concluded: “Assertions made by the ICRC that ACTEW deliberately withheld information from the ICRC in the course of […]

Business welcomes ACT building stimulus package

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced a stimulus package for the ACT building and construction industry today, which will cost the Territory about $13 million over 3 years. The executive director of the Master Builders Association of the ACT, John Miller, has welcomed the stimulus package and described it as “a shot in the arm for the building and construction industry” […]