Less gas a win for the environment

MLA, Shane Rattenbury

The latest Gas Price Trends Review shows Canberrans are making the switch away from gas, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury said today.

“When it comes to gas, Canberrans are making a clear choice,” Mr Rattenbury said.

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‘Boys to men’: additional funding for youth mental health

Shane Rattensbury, MLA

The ACT Government will provide $100,000 over two years to support a Menslink mental health support program for schoolboys aged 10 to 12 years.

Funding will be matched dollar for dollar by Menslink, a not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting young men in the Canberra region for more than 15 years with free counselling, volunteer mentoring and education programs.

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Celebrating hard working corrections staff in Canberra

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

The ACT’s correctional officers and community corrections staff will be recognised today as part of Australia’s first annual National Corrections Day.

ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) will host a Family Day at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) so staff can share with their relatives what a day as a correctional officer or community corrections officer is like.

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Vale Dr Joe Baker AO OBE

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

“We are saddened today to learn of the passing of Dr Joe Baker, AO OBE.

“A marine pharmacology pioneer and world authority on natural resource management, Dr Baker served as the ACT’s inaugural Commissioner for the Environment from 1994 to 2004. Dr Baker undertook this role with a dedication informed by his decades of experience, and a steadfast commitment to protecting our natural environment for future generations to enjoy.

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Service expansion delivering better mental health outcomes for young Canberrans

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Consultation and Liaison Service at Canberra Hospital will expand to provide services 7 days per week.

“The service can now provide specialist mental health assessments on weekends to young people aged 5 – 18 years who are already admitted to the paediatric ward or who present to the emergency department,” Minister for Mental Health Shane Rattenbury said.

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More than 1,600 Canberra businesses committed to saving energy and reducing waste

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

More than 210 businesses signed up to Actsmart programs during 2017 saving on electricity bills and improving recycling, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury announced today.

“The growth of both programs means we now have more than 1,620 businesses across Canberra who are committed to saving energy and reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill,” Mr Rattenbury said.

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Over $3 million to support battery storage roll-out

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Six companies have just received grants to support the roll-out of solar battery storage in Canberra homes and businesses, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury announced today.

A range of proposals were received from local and national businesses for this third stage of the Next Generation Energy Storage grants program.

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One month to go: Have your say on the new Office for Mental Health

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Minister for Mental Health Shane Rattenbury is encouraging Canberrans with an interest in mental health services to participate in the consultation on the establishment of Canberra’s first ever Office for Mental Health, which closes in one month.

“Establishing the Office is an exciting chance for us to hear from the community about what they see as the key challenges in the ACT mental health system, and how the new Office can address these challenges in the future,” Mr Rattenbury said.

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ACT well prepared for UN Treaty ratification

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

The ACT Government welcomes the Australian Government’s ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) with the formal lodgment of documents at the UN in New York today.

Minister for Corrections Shane Rattenbury said the Protocol commits Australia to preventive measures against torture and other inhumane treatments in closed environments.

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New portal helping Canberrans be smart and safe shoppers

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

A new fair trading online portal was launched today by Minister for Consumer Affairs Shane Rattenbury, providing a one stop shop for consumer and business fair trading information.

“The new portal comes at a great time as consumers and businesses alike are seeing increased activity with the festive season well upon us and the Boxing Day sales around the corner,” Mr Rattenbury said.

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