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‘Serious concerns’: CFMEU issues warning on ACT government appointment

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The CFMEU has expressed serious concerns over the appointment of someone closely linked to the Robodebt scandal to a critical ACT public service role. Lisa Carmody has been appointed deputy director of the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD). CFMEU ACT has backed the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), which first raised … Continued

Trade licensing scheme must be priority for all Canberra politicians: CFMEU

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The CFMEU has called for all ACT political parties to commit to introducing a trade licensing scheme after the government’s positive step towards making it a reality. Sustainable Building and Construction Minister Rebecca Vasarotti will today commit to working on trade licensing as a next step after the CFMEU’s successful campaign for developer licensing. The … Continued

ACT’s traffic controller call will make roads safer: CFMEU

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The CFMEU has declared the ACT Government’s decision to directly employ more traffic controllers will make Canberra’s roads safer. Critical road maintenance like fixing dangerous potholes and clearing debris will be fixed faster after Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s announcement that 71 public service jobs will be insourced. The positions include traffic controllers at roadworks, special … Continued

CFMEU welcomes ACT’s Australia-first developer licensing bill

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Canberrans will be protected from shonky developers’ unethical behaviour under laws to be introduced to the ACT legislative assembly today. The CFMEU has campaigned for a developer licensing scheme for several years. Minister for Sustainable Building and Construction Rebecca Vassarotti will introduce legislation to the assembly which will mean: * Developers need to pass a … Continued

Territories need four senators each: CFMEU

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The CFMEU has called for the Albanese government to boost the ACT and NT’s Senate seats to four in line with a parliamentary committee’s recommendation. A Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters report, released on Monday, says the territories should each be represented by four senators, up from two. CFMEU ACT and National Secretary Zach … Continued

ACT’s strong position on silica a beacon to the nation

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The ACT Government has positioned itself of the right side of history by unambiguously supporting a total ban on engineered stone products, according to the CFMEU. ACT Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety Mick Gentleman has announced the ACT will support a national prohibition on engineered stone at the next meeting of state and … Continued

Oxfam Australia welcomes ACT legislation to raise the age

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Oxfam Australia has welcomed news today that the ACT passed legislation to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 14.  We commend the ACT government as Australia’s first jurisdiction set to pass legislation to keep children younger than 14 out of prisons, and call on other jurisdictions to urgently heed expert advice and international … Continued

Radiation therapists walk off the job at Canberra Hospital

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Radiation therapists at Canberra Hospital will walk off the job and protest for an hour from 2:45pm this afternoon, as the Government refuses to negotiate a pay deal that will keep them in Canberra. Queensland has recently awarded radiation therapists an interim 25 per cent wage rise as they wait for the determination of a work … Continued