Car-Free Days

On 16 September, the Canberra Times reported that the ACT Labor Government will consider introducing car-free days to Canberra.

“Having a day to use this road space for walking and cycling, supported by public transport, gives a sense of the kind of city that emerges when cars are de-prioritised.”

What do you think about car-free days for Canberra?

Car-Free Days

Police in Weston Creek

More needs to be done to stop crime in Weston Creek.

The ACT has the lowest number of police per capita and the lowest police funding per capita in Australia.

Since 2010, ACT Labor has gradually starved our police of resources, resulting in 75 fewer frontline officers today.

Weston Creek has grown, but our police numbers have not.

Our police are doing the best they can, but with such limited resources they cannot be everywhere they are needed.

Sign the petition to provide more support to the police in Weston Creek.

Crime in Weston Creek

Police in Tuggeranong

More needs to be done to stop crime in Tuggeranong.

The ACT has the lowest number of police per capita and the lowest police funding per capita in Australia.

Since 2010, ACT Labor has gradually starved our police of resources, resulting in 75 fewer frontline officers today.

Tuggeranong has grown, but our police numbers have not.

Our police are doing the best they can, but with such limited resources they cannot be everywhere they are needed.

Sign the petition to provide more support to the police in Tuggeranong.

Crime in Tuggeranong

School Chaplains

Schools should be allowed to choose who supports their students.

Chaplains help thousands of students and teachers each year by providing educational, emotional and spiritual support. The ACT Government is banning chaplains from schools despite the program being fully funded by the Federal Government.

Canberra schools have the worst rate of violence against students, teachers and principals in the nation. Academic results continue to decline with many schools overcrowded and in desperate need of maintenance. Read more about it here.

At this time of crisis, we should be putting more resources into schools, not taking them away.

Sign the petition to support school choice and chaplains.

School Chaplains

Weekend Bus Services

Canberra deserves a well-connected transport network.

Weekend bus services are in chaos.

There have been more than 2,482 weekend service failures reported since the overhaul of the bus network.

It is unfair that passengers are left stranded at bus stops, sometimes for over an hour, unsure if and when their bus will show up, and are still expected to pay for these services.

Canberrans deserve better.

Sign the petition to fix weekend bus services.

Weekend Bus Services

Police in Gungahlin

More needs to be done to stop crime in Gungahlin.

The ACT has the lowest number of police per capita and the lowest police funding per capita in Australia.

Since 2010, ACT Labor has gradually starved our police of resources, resulting in 75 fewer frontline officers today.

Gungahlin has grown, but our police numbers have not.

Our police are doing the best they can, but with such limited resources they cannot be everywhere they are needed.

Sign the petition to provide more support to the police in Gungahlin.

Crime in Gungahlin

Stop the Rates Rises

Canberrans are being ripped off.

The rates increases are unfair. Whilst rates, taxes, fees and charges continue to rise, the quality of local services continues to decline.

The current Government is refusing to acknowledge they are gouging Canberrans with their unfair policies.

“Rates have gone up every year in the history of Canberra,
and they will go up every year into the future.”
Andrew Barr, Chief Minister

This is unacceptable.

The Canberra Liberals will freeze rates for the entire first term of government if elected next year, but Canberrans need relief sooner.

Sign the petition to call on the government to stop the rates increases.

Stop the Rates Rises

Bring Back My Bus

The ACT Government has cut buses across Canberra. School buses, route and espresso services have been cancelled or reduced.

We believe every Canberran deserves frequent access to quality public transport.

In some suburbs, including Kaleen and Giralang, the Government cut-back much-loved routes. The 30 and 31 services were well patronised buses going from Giralang and Kaleen along Ellenborough and Mouat Streets before travelling down Northbourne Avenue to the City. Now, these services terminate in Dickson.

Sign the petition to bring back your bus.

Bring back my bus

Dual Occupancies

We should allow more dual occupancies in Canberra.

The ACT Government has made it almost impossible to build dual occupancies in Canberra. On the right blocks, dual occupancies can work well. In contrast to over-sized complexes in the wrong locations, good dual occupancies maintain our suburban characteristics and give options for down-sizers and young families.

Let’s have a discussion about the way forward. What do you think?

Dual Occupancies

Multicultural Matters

Multicultural Matters Community Consultation