What will the next 25 years bring for the ACT Assembly? – Kim Fischer

What will the next 25 years bring for the ACT Assembly?

In this week’s RiotACT article, I discuss how the ACT Legislative Assembly has evolved and what is in store for its future:

Twenty-five years on from self-government, there are nearly 100,000 extra people living in Canberra. While it is never popular to say that more politicians are needed, the workload of the Assembly has, in fact, increased dramatically. It is not just because we have extra citizens; today there are many more complex agreements with the Commonwealth and other States and Territories to fund and manage health, education, national security, and social services programs.

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