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Liberal MLA Mark Parton suspended from ACT Legislative Assembly

Andrew Page
Published: 02 July 2020

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Liberal MLA Mark Parton has been suspended from the ACT Legislative assembly over a series of videos on social media.

The Videos were posted to Tik Tok, a platform frequently used by younger Australians.

MLA's have to seek permission to film inside the assembly, Speaker Joy Burch reprimanded Mr Parton for failing to do so.

Mr Parton filmed one of the videos in front a portrait of former Labor Chief Minister Jon Stanhope, suggesting he supported the Liberals Pledge to plant one million trees.

In another video, he accused the speaker of 'destroying democracy'.

Ms Burch told the assembly using photographs of the assembly facilities to promote a Liberal party election policy is clearly in breach of Assembly guidelines.

Mr Parton was suspended for three hours.

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Red Hill man to face court on multiple fraud charges

Andrew Page
Published: 02 July 2020

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A 30-year-old Red Hill man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on fraud charges after he illegally obtained more than $700,000.

The man faces 156 counts of obtaining property by deception and 78 counts of false representation of a Commonwealth official.

Police will allege between 2016 and 2018 the man obtained the funds from a person known to him through various deceptive means, including falsely representing himself to be an employee of ASIO.

Police executed multiple search warrants including one at the man's residence in February.

During the investigation, a Mitsubishi Triton and three horses were seized.

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New laws around paedophiles set to be introduced

Beth Rep
Published: 02 July 2020

New laws being introduced to the Legislative Assembly today will make it easier for juries in Canberra to hear about a paedophiles' past sexual abuse.

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Two men charged with drink driving overnight

Beth Rep
Published: 02 July 2020

An Evatt man has allegedly been caught drink driving at more than twice the legal limit in Kaleen overnight.

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ACT Government won't ban residents from traveling to Victoria

Andrew Page
Published: 01 July 2020

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The ACT government says it's not considering a blanket ban on Canberrans travelling to Melbourne.

However, any healthcare workers from the capital who have visited coronavirus hotspots in Victoria are being told to stay home for two weeks.

36 Melbourne suburbs will be placed into lockdown until at least July 29.

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