3 November, 2015

Yesterday in Legislative Assembly Annual Reports hearings, Andrew Barr conceded that six months have passed since the government conducted its review of the ACT Concessions Program and that submissions have still not been made publicly available, Shadow Minister for Community Services Nicole Lawder said today.

“This lack of transparency is of concern. Many Canberrans rely on concessions for things like utilities, access to venues and events and bus fares. It’s disappointing the government is dragging the chain,” Ms Lawder said.

“The Barr government waxes lyrical about how transparent and consultative it is. Yet here we are, six months since it initiated its review of the ACT Concessions Program, and we still don’t know what submissions or findings have been made.

“As Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services, I want to ensure that those most vulnerable in our community are provided with the support they need. Leaving them in the dark for six months isn’t a fair way to conduct government business,” Ms Lawder concluded.

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