News and announcements

Motorcycle Lane Filtering

Minister for Road Safety Shane Rattenbury announced today (9 October 2018) that motorcycle lane filtering is continuing permanently in the ACT, following the outcomes of an independent evaluation.  

Lane filtering is when a motorcyclist moves at low speed between stationary or slow moving vehicles in the same lane, providing an opportunity for motorcyclists to move quickly and safely away from congested areas of traffic.  

More information on the trial can be found on ACT Lane Filtering Trial, noting that all trial conditions will continue, with an addition that motorcyclists are not allowed to lane filter in any 40km/h speed zone.

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Government response to the Inquest into the death in custody of Steven Freeman

The Minister for Corrective Services Shane Rattenbury has released the government response to Coroner's Cook's findings on the Inquest into the death in custody of Steven Freeman.

On 23 August 2018,…

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Pathway to 4,000 Gaming Machine Authorisations

On Tuesday, 21 August 2018 the ACT Government announced the pathway to reduce the number of gaming machine authorisations in the ACT to 4,000 by 2020.

This pathway implements the Government’s commitment in the Parliamentary

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Maximising the Benefits of the Community Contributions Scheme

Feedback is invited to help inform the future direction of the gaming machine community contributions scheme in the ACT.

The Parliamentary Agreement for the 9th Legislative Assembly includes a commitment to review the current community…

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National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse

The ACT has joined the National Redress Scheme to provide support to people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

The ACT Government will be responsible for claims against one of its organisations, for example organisations responsible…

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