Community road safety grant applications now open

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Canberrans with ideas to make Canberra’s roads safer are encouraged to apply for the latest ACT Road Safety Fund grant program.

Road Safety Minister Shane Rattenbury said the 2018 Road Safety Fund grants program provided an opportunity for the community to help shape priorities in the ACT for improving road safety.

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Human Rights Standards for ACT Corrective Services: community feedback sought

Shane Rattenbuiry, MLA

Community feedback is welcomed on Human Rights Standards that will apply to ACT Corrective Services to ensure detainees are safe and have regular access to treatment and rehabilitation.

The ACT Government has today released standards which outline how a detainee will supported from their initial contact with corrections through to their release. Correctional centres in the ACT must be a safe and secure environment where all persons are protected from harm and feel safe, and security is managed in the least restrictive way possible in the circumstances.

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Canberrans encouraged to Kick to Kick 4 a Cause

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Men seeking mental health support through Menslink are set to benefit from a fundraising event that combines a game of Kick to Kick with an attempt at an unofficial world record.

On 7 & 8 April, four Canberran blokes – Matt Cooney, Adam Hobill, Dave Gollasch and Anthony Weston – will be kicking off the event Kick to Kick 4 a Cause with the aim of raising funds to support Menslink in addressing men’s health issues.

 

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ACT Greens: Smaller housing and improved planning for a growing Territory

Caroline Le Couteur, MLA

The ACT Greens have today called for a major review of development rules for Canberra’s residential areas to ensure future housing is diverse as well as socially and environmentally sustainable.

“Families are becoming smaller on average, and lifestyles are also changing,” ACT Greens Housing and Planning Spokesperson Caroline Le Couteur said.

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From L plates to no plates: road safety reforms to prioritise road safety, community views sought

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

The community is encouraged to share their thoughts on special considerations the Government must have for new reforms that will improve the safety of young drivers in the ACT.

Research shows introducing a range of measures can lead to a 50% reduction in fatal and serious injury crashes. Between 2006 and 2017, 15 drivers aged 17 to 24 years old were killed in the ACT.

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Greens call for pets on public transport

Caroline Le Couteur, MLA

The ACT Greens today reaffirmed calls for a trial to allow pets to travel on ACTION buses, in step with community views and consistent with other transport regulations.

“Our public transport system should serve the needs of the public. As most Canberrans do own a pet of some kind, it must be as convenient and accessible as possible to travel with them,” Greens spokesperson for Active Transport Caroline Le Couteur said today.

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Think safety this long weekend: Takata airbag recall

Before hitting the road this Easter long weekend, Canberrans are reminded to take the five minutes to check their vehicle is not impacted by the compulsory Takata airbag recall.

A quarter of all vehicles in the ACT are thought to be affected, including vehicles manufactured by Honda, Toyota, Jeep, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Lexus, Ferrari and Nissan.

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Baking buns for the community and AMC visitors

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Detainees working in the Alexander Maconochie Centre Bakery are giving back to the community this Easter by providing hot cross buns to Beryl Women Inc. and visitors.

Since the bakery opened in October last year, detainees have produced an increasing range of baked goods for detainees, staff and visitors.

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The ‘little jurisdiction’ making a big impact: nation’s climate action capital sharing our renewables story with the world

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

The ACT’s lead in achieving 100% renewable electricity by 2020 and its journey towards zero net emissions by 2050 at the latest has attracted global interest.

Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury will today host a climate roundtable with the Australian German Chamber of Commerce, including influential members of parliament, academics and industrial leaders.

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Creating a safer nightlife for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

The CBR NightCrew has recruited three new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers until 30 June 2018 as part of a trial of the CBR NightCrew program.

The program, managed by St John Ambulance and staffed by trained volunteers, helps to create a safer nightlife environment for patrons in Canberra’s CBD by assisting people affected by alcohol or otherwise experiencing difficulty.

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