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A review of the ACT’s rates concessions

ANDREW Barr has kicked off consultation on a review of the ACT’s Concessions Program. “We must ensure our concessions system is financially sustainable in the long-term, while providing the best support for those most in need,” Andrew said. “Making sure vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our community have access to concessions for transport and basic […]

A small sum for domestic violence from the ACT Government

SIMON Corbell has announced an extra $300,000 in funding to address family and domestic violence. The funding from the Confiscated Assets Trust Fund will be used for the development of an ACT domestic violence data framework ($100,000), women’s safety grants ($100,000) and extra funding for the Domestic Violence Prevention Council to expand and progress its […]

Mick eases the red tape on building apartment blocks

MICK Gentleman says the ACT Government has passed changes making the unit titling process easier for applicants through red tape reduction regulation. “The Government has responded to industry concerns about unnecessary red tape in the unit titling approval process by undertaking a review and implementing recommended changes to the Unit Titles regulations,” Mick said. “By […]

$11,000 for a cardboard tram?

ALISTAIR Coe has discovered the cardboard tram used by Simon Corbell to promote light rail earlier this year cost $11,320. “It’s ridiculous but unsurprising that the cardboard tram which was used by ACT Labor over four weeks during January and February cost $11,000. Only Simon Corbell could make sure a cardboard popup would cost this […]

Campaign finance changes come into effect today

ACT Electoral Commissioner Phillip Green says changes to the ACT Legislative Assembly campaign finance laws came into effect today. “Major changes to the ACT’s campaign finance laws were passed by the ACT Assembly on 19 February 2015. These changes have now come into effect following official notification on the ACT’s Legislation Register,” Mr Green said. […]

Westside at Acton Park has popped up and is kicking off

ANDREW Barr was resplendent in a “We Are CBR” t-shirt and cool sunglasses today as he played basketball with the the Capitals, Nick Kyrgious, and Carolyn Buchanan all the while previewing ‘Westside at Acton Park’ (Westside), a temporary village on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin built on top of the old futsal slab. “Westside […]

Canberra leading the nation on climate change

SIMON Corbell says Canberra’s environmental watchdog has given the thumbs up to the ACT Government’s response to climate change in the region. The commissioner today released his report into the government’s implementation of the ACT’s climate change policy, which provides an assessment of the ACT’s steps so far to reduce emissions and adapt to future […]

Corbell floats child sex offence proposals

SIMON Corbell is seeking community views on proposals to strengthen the ACT’s child sex offender laws. He says the proposed amendments will give police special powers to better monitor and manage registered sex offenders. “The reforms aim to reduce the likelihood of convicted child sex offenders re-offending, and provide more support to authorities during the […]

Mick Gentleman wants to hammer out a new ACT PS workers’ comp scheme in six weeks

MICK Gentleman says consultation has commenced on the design of a new workers’ compensation scheme aimed at providing improved outcomes for injured ACT public sector employees. “The ACT Government continues focus on assisting its injured workers recover and return to employment as soon as possible, and we wish to work with our staff and their […]