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Affordable Rental Scheme adjusted to tenants' capacity to pay

Tom McIlroy Advocates for residents of social housing in the ACT have welcomed changes to a scheme providing affordable rent that will see older tenants pay what they can afford.

Region's gas prices to rise by $219 a year

Natural gas

Tom McIlroy, Angela Macdonald-Smith Canberrans are facing a likely $230 increase to their annual gas bills amid warnings the territory is particularly vulnerable to price hikes.

ACT clean electricity projects go under the hammer

The ACT government is working towards a goal of having 90% of the ACTs electricity coming from renewable sources by 2020.

Tom McIlroy The ACT government is set to announce the next stage of its introduction of large clean energy projects.

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Drivers face double demerits for Easter and Anzac Day long weekends

Tom McIlroy Drivers on ACT roads face increased police presence and double-demerit point penalties during the Easter and Anzac holiday period.

Staff could be losers in ACTTAB sale

Tom McIlroy The ACT government's sale of ACTTAB looks set to pay dividends but unions and the Opposition have called for staff to be protected.

Axing charities regulator to cost ACT not for profits as much as $2m

Tom McIlroy Moves by the Abbott government to axe the newly created independent regulator of Australian charities could cost non-profit organisations in the ACT as much as $2 million each year.

More dangerous driving changes in Canberra's north, centre

A burnout.

Tom McIlroy ACT government data has given one of the most revealing pictures yet of Canberra’s dangerous drivers and just how many cars end up with a parking ticket.

Corbell defends laws to speed up development


Tom McIlroy Proposed fast-track planning laws would bring the ACT in line with the states in allowing the government to designate projects of territory significance, Sustainable Development Minister Simon...

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Proposed ACT bus layover areas win support

The organisation representing Canberra's city residents has given its support to ACT government plans for two new layover areas for the bus network.

Tom McIlroy The organisation representing city residents has given its support to the ACT government's plans for two new layover areas for the ACTION bus network.

ACT Attorney-General plans to slash compensation for violent crime victims

Kirsten Lawson and Tom McIlroy The ACT government is considering significantly curtailing the amount victims of violent crime can claim in compensation.

ACTION bus layover plan for Canberra CBD branded 'lazy'

Tom McIlroy Two sites in Canberra's central business district and Turner could become layover areas for the city's bus networks.

Drug law proposals 'outdated'

Christopher Knaus, Tom McIlroy Proposed reforms to the ACT's drug laws have received a mixed response.

Andrew Barr lobbies for greater support for gay athletes

Tom McIlroy Same-sex attracted athletes are all but invisible in Australia, Sport Minister Andrew Barr said on Thursday.

ACT no-fault insurance levy goes through

A no-fault insurance scheme for the protection of ACT residents who receive catastrophic injuries in car accidents passed the Legislative Assembly.

Tom McIlroy New laws establishing a no-fault insurance scheme for the protection of ACT residents who receive catastrophic injuries in car accidents passed the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.

ACT government seeks Chinese investment for light rail, City to Lake


Tom McIlroy Potential Chinese investors have had the best look yet at a proposed new urban beach for Lake Burley Griffin, the lowering of Parkes Way, Canberra’s light rail system and a new central sports stadium.

ACT government heads off push for inquiry into Kopper site

Tom McIlroy The ACT government quashed an attempt to refer the pollution of groundwater at the Kopper site in Hume to the Auditor-General.

ACT assembly rejects Liberal Alistair Coe's call for construction inquiry

Tom McIlroy A proposed board of inquiry into the territory's construction sector will not proceed.

Proposed construction inquiry to be wide-ranging

Tom McIlroy Fees and charges, planning laws, worker safety and land release are at the centre of a proposed board of inquiry into the territory's construction sector.

ASIO building firm goes into liquidation

Urban Contractors  General Manager Petar Johnson

Tom McIlroy Canberra landscaping firm Urban Contractors has been placed in liquidation, just months after resolving a lengthy dispute over construction of ASIO's new headquarters.

Jeremy Hanson urges Liberal faithful to help secure win in 2016

ACT Opposition Leader, Jeremy Hanson has urged members to contribute to a review of the 2012 ACT election.

Tom McIlroy Opposition Leader urges Liberal Party members to contribute to a postmortem of the ACT election in 2012.

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