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09 February 2023

2023 is going to be a big year for ACT Labor in Government.

In just the last month (January), we have: 

🩺 Unveiled designs for a new Cancer Research Centre to deliver treatment, research, supportive therapies and emotional support in a single integrated site.

☑️ Launched consultation our voluntary assisted dying legislation. 

🏫 Opened Canberra’s 90th public school, Evelyn Scott School senior campus in Denman Prospect.

🌞 Helped more Canberrans take climate action with an additional $50 million in loans available for sustainable home upgrades.

⛸️ Announced a new ice sports facility in Tuggeranong.

💊 Extended Australia’s first ever fixed site drug checking service.

🚋 Started construction on Stage 2 of Light Rail, by raising London Circuit to better connect the city to the lake. 

🚍 Taken big steps to transition to a zero-emissions bus fleet with Canberra’s first electric bus hitting the road, and announcing funding for new charging infrastructure. 

🔋 Switched on Canberra’s first large scale grid battery.

🚧 Launched consultation on our plan to crack down on dodgy developers. 

🏠 Announced a Coordinator General to oversee improving housing access, affordability and choice.

🚲 Announced a permanent funding boost for Stromlo Forest Park.

🚒 Delivered seven new Rural Fire Service vehicles.


This year we continue our ambitious agenda by: 

📣 Supporting an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. 

🏥 Continuing construction on the bigger and better Canberra Hospital.

♻️ Accelerating our path to a net-zero emissions future.

💙 Making sure every Canberran has access to free abortions.

🛒 Continuing upgrading local shops & playgrounds in our biggest ever investment in suburban infrastructure.

🛣️ Making our roads safer with major upgrades across the Territory. 

💗 Developing a voluntary assisted dying model for the ACT.

🚌 Procuring our 90 new electric busses.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Strengthening our anti-discrimination laws.

⬆️ Raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility.

👷 Building our new world class CIT campus in Woden.

🚗 Big additional investments in road maintenance.