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Report on the review of the Retirement Villages Act 2012

The report on the review of the Retirement Villages Act 2012 is now available. The review of the Act has indicated that retirement village legislation is generally operating effectively. Stakeholders have responded well to the transition from the former Code to the Act. The review also identified some room for improvement, which are discussed in the report. The Government is committed to ensuring the Act operates effectively and continues to meet the needs of operators and residents alike.  JACS would like to thank the Review Advisory Group for their time and invaluable contribution to the review of the Act. JACS would also like to thank the people who engaged with the review by attending the consultation forums and making submissions.

To view more information please visit Review of the Retirement Villages Act 2012.

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Update on the Progress of the Needle Syringe Program Working Group

The Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) Working Group was formed in July 2015 as a result of the deed of agreement signed between the Territory and the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) in April…

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Building on Liquor Reform: White Paper

The Building on Liquor Reform: White Paper released by Attorney-General Simon Corbell proposes a comprehensive package of reforms that prioritise community safety while increasing the vibrancy of the ACT’s nightlife precincts. The proposed reforms include…

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ACT Road Safety Action Plan 2016-2020

Minister for Road Safety, Shane Rattenbury, has launched the ACT Road Safety Action Plan 2016–2020 which details the 39 initiatives the Government will deliver to help achieve Vision Zero.


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Amendments to allow securely mounted mobile phones to be used as GPS navigational device

From 19 November 2015, ACT motorists and riders will be able to use their securely mounted mobile phones as GPS navigational devices. Using a mobile phone while driving is still prohibited except in some limited…

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