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Public housing shortage an ‘absolute disgrace’, Canberra Liberals say

The Canberra Liberals say it is “an absolute disgrace” that thousands of people were waiting years for housing, while more than 400 properties were empty.

Canberra Liberals reshuffle forms new Opposition cabinet

The Canberra Liberals announced a cabinet reshuffle after Alistair Coe’s resignation and James Milligan’s return to the Legislative Assembly.

ACT Government calls for Royal Commission into veteran suicides

The ACT Government is calling for a Royal Commission into suicide rates among current and former ADF personnel.

Release of feral horses in Kosciuszko ‘makes a mockery’ of NSW commitment

News that over one third of all feral horses trapped since July 2020 have been released has outraged members of the ACT Government.

Parties find common ground on forensic sexual assault services

The Legislative Assembly unanimously supported a Liberal motion to ensure sexual assault forensic sampling and counselling is available all the time.

Canberrans on JobSeeker struggle to pay for food

The removal of the Coronavirus Supplement, effective today, will push people on JobSeeker “deeper into poverty”, according to ACTCOSS.

MLAs unite for ACT right to legislate on euthanasia

The three ACT political parties unanimously moved that the Federal Government restore Territory rights so the ACT can vote on euthanasia.

ACT establishes sexual assault working group

A working group launched today will respond to sexual assault in the ACT. "It is time to put survivors at the centre," said ACT Minister for Women, Yvette Berry.

New Dickson public housing development on the way

A development of 21 new public housing properties in Dickson is set to be complete by the middle of next year.

‘Glad to be back’: James Milligan inherits Alistair Coe’s seat

James Milligan, former Liberal member for Yerrabi, is returning to the ACT Legislative Assembly, filling the vacancy left by Alistair Coe.

ACT politicians say voting on euthanasia is a ‘democratic freedom’

Federal and local politicians have once more called on the government to restore Territory rights to vote on euthanasia.

Political football: new Canberra stadium kicked down the road

The new Canberra Stadium remains a political football between ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Liberal Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja.

ACT economy is above standard and far from poor, according to S&P

International credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) awarded the ACT Government its highest credit rating

Lead in public schools is low risk, ACT government says

Seventy-six of the ACT’s 89 public schools contain lead or asbestos, the ACT Government’s Education Directorate revealed today.

Landcare celebrates new friends on the hill

Parliamentary Friends of Landcare aims to ensure grassroots groups have their voices heard clearly on a federal level.

ACT unemployed workers advocate for 1.4 million Australians

Advocates are demanding income support payments be increased to $80 per day for unwaged, underemployed and insecure workers.

Alistair Coe’s successor to be known next week

Alistair Coe's resignation last week has created a vacancy in the Assembly; his replacement should be known next week.

Thousands listen to Brittany Higgins at March 4 Justice

A roughly 6,000 strong crowd listened closely as Brittany Higgins spoke about gendered violence at March 4 Justice Canberra.

Canberra Women’s Liberation prepares to march half a century since its first steps

While the plans for tomorrow’s march took flight on Twitter, from 1970 to 1976 the Canberra Women’s Liberation Group spread its roots with telephone trees and a printed monthly newsletter.

Alistair Coe departs Legislative Assembly after 12 years

Alistair Coe, former member for Yerrabi and ex-Canberra Liberals leader, today resigned from the ACT Legislative Assembly after 12 years.

ACT should have right to vote on euthanasia, politicians argue

The ACT and the Northern Territory have been barred from voting on voluntary assisted dying (euthanasia) for 25 years.
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