Monthly Archives: June 2017

AN APOLOGY OF SORTS, BUT STILL WAITING ON RESOLUTION

The Canberra Liberals welcome Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris’ apology to the indigenous community for blaming them for confusion over the Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm. However, questions remain on how the government plans to provide the community with a viable alternative, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs James Milligan said today. Mr Milligan presented a motion in…
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Settling the issues on the NBHF

The motion I brought before the Assembly today, although lengthy, was not complex. And the actions I called on the government to take were not difficult , and with a bit of will and a bit of cooperation from members of the other side, it was possible. For these are matters that need to be resolved,…
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Power Outages in Gungahlin

Today I asked a question about the ongoing power outages in the Gungahlin suburbs of Bonner, Moncrieff, Jacka, Ngunnawal, Harrison, Mitchell, Forde, and Amaroo. I asked the Chief Minister why residents in Gungahlin have to regularly endure regular and prolonged blackouts. We also asked about compensation for those affected and suffering financial loss. The Chief…
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Aspirational changes for the Elected Body

Resuming the debate on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body Amendment Bill, 2017 Madam Speaker, I can inform the Assembly that the opposition will not be opposing this Bill. However, I take this time to make some comments on the nature of the Bill and the proposed amendments, and the position of the Elected…
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