On 2 August 2016
I and the Community Alliance Party will:
- review the ACT Public Interest Disclosure Act 2012 e.g. whistle-blowers; with a view to include ACT politicians and the private sector where their conduct is seen to be wrongful – misuse of public funds, breach of trust, insider trading, bribes or misuse of information – and deemed to be a criminal offence against a law in force in the ACT;
- strengthen the laws and regulations relating to workplace bullying and harassment in the public sector by making them a criminal offence and perpetrators also liable to civil litigation as another remedy and deterrent;
- strengthen the administrative processes in domestic violence situations to enable the Magistrate Court to make it lawful for a respondent to an urgent domestic violence order be fitted with a global positioning system tracking device and the applicant notified when the respondent is in the local vicinity; and
- introduce legislation to reform the tattoo studio industry by among other things, raising the standards of outdated guidelines (set in 2006) for public safety and consumer protection, consider accreditation and qualifications, training practices and procedures for tattooists, apprenticeship arrangements, and making it mandatory for the ownership and administration of such businesses to be fully disclosed by public register and anybody associated, either by ownership, management or shareholding, including directors, employees, contractors, consultants or “sleeping partners” (ie all associates) undergo and that a fit and proper character and criminal record test be undertaken of all associates before a license to operate is granted or renewed. This is consistent with the suite of reforms in Queensland and NSW jurisdictions and those being considered by South Australia.
I look forward to working with all stakeholders in sharing our vision and implementing our election commitments, ” Michael Lindfield said.
I am available to answer questions outside the Legislative Assembly for the ACT in front of the Canberra Theatre at 11 am Tuesday 2 August 2016.
On 7 August 2016
5. The Community Alliance Party candidate for Murrumbidgee, which takes in the Tuggeranong suburb of Kambah, Michael Lindfield has pledged that if elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly he would lobby hard to have Floriade permanently located in Tuggeranong Town Park if elected to the Legislative Assembly for the ACT.
On 19 August 2016
6. A Community Alliance Party member in the Legislative Assembly for the ACT will undertake a priority review of the role, function, powers, management and legislative base of the ACT Land Development Agency with a view to make it more publicly accountable, simplified processes, enhanced transparency and reduced red tape. And also:
- advocate for a reduction in red tape within ACTLPA and introduce a a robust penalty system whereby the organisation could be fined (payable to development proponents) if it does not meet key performance areas within a specified time frame when dealing with the general public and businesses; and
- abolish the ACT Planning Minister’s “call-in” powers under current planning legislation.
7. Community Alliance Party believes that there is nothing that is more important than your family’s health and wellbeing. If we manage to have our candidates elected to the Legislative Assembly for the ACT at the ACT October election member(s) will lobby hard to bring the pharmaceutical costs down and consider deregulation measures for the ACT pharmaceutical sector generally so that drugs dispensed from pharmacies are (a) safe for consumers and (b) cheaper and more accessible for working and middle-class families.
On 22 August 2016
8. Community Alliance Party candidate for Murrumbidgee, Michael Lindfield said, “if he is elected he would lobby very hard to create an ACT Office for Men’s Health and Well-being located within ACT Health department to do among other things, give policy advice on addressing men’s health issues, analyse current data to look at ways to minimise premature death, injury, self harm, develop strategies to prevent certain cancer types and diseases; and raise its overall profile in the community.”
9. The Community Alliance Party if elected would sponsor a review of the funeral industry in the ACT and look at options for more market competition.
On 7 September 2016
10. Review the ACT Ambulance Service operationally in terms of efficiency and effectiveness and identify options to reduce the cost to tax and rate payers, particularly the City’s aged and disadvantaged and young families.