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Media Release Wednesday 29 October 2014

Canberra cyclist Karl Brown will tomorrow embark on a journey from the Legislative Assembly to Sydney and then to Wollongong raising money for multiple sclerosis (MS). I’ll be proud to send him off, Member for Brindabella Nicole Lawder said today.

"Karl has been personally affected having family members and friends with MS. He’ll be riding to Sydney tomorrow and Friday before taking part in the 2014 MS Gong ride from Sydney to Wollongong on Sunday," Ms Lawder said.

"Karl’s aim is to reach his fundraising target of $1500, but is keen to raise as much as possible and anyone can donate through the following link: http://register.gongride.org.au/2014-Sydney-to-Gong-Bike-Ride/KarlB

"MS is a debilitating disease which attacks the central nervous system causing numerous symptoms including fatigue, blurred vision and in some severe cases, paralysis.

"I’ll be seeing Karl off tomorrow morning at 7am from the Legislative Assembly car park on the southern side of the Assembly building. I wish him all the best as he does what many Canberrans do in raising money for good causes," Ms Lawder concluded.

Media Release Wednesday 22 October 2014

With more than 45,000 carers in the ACT, Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services Nicole Lawder is pushing for an increased awareness of the work carers do in our community.

"October 12th to 18th was Carers’ Week and it’s important to acknowledge the commitment given by the carers in our community but also to the organisations out there that assist carers in this vital role. These roles are emotionally, financially and physically very draining," Ms Lawder said today.

"It has been estimated that carers provide 1.32 billion hours of care each year in Australia and I will move a motion in the Legislative Assembly today recognising their work.

"There are many people in the community who care for someone and would not even consider themselves a carer. These people commit countless hours to helping those in need, whether it is a family member, a friend or a neighbour," Ms Lawder concluded.

Media Release Monday 15 September 2014

The ACT Labor government needs to understand the ugly impact its renewable energy target is having on the use and land values of regional communities in the Capital Region, Shadow Minister for Environment Nicole Lawder said today.

Media Release Tuesday 23 September 2014

With many children and young people in need of foster care in the ACT, Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services Nicole Lawder is pushing for an increased profile of foster caring in the wider community.

"More than 500 children are living in out of home care in the ACT with more than 40 thousand across Australia, a number which is rising every year. The number of children in foster care in the ACT has also doubled since 2003," Ms Lawder said today.

Media Release Tuesday 12 August 2014

Shane Rattenbury and Simon Corbell should stop fighting and get on with establishing a single nature conservation agency for the sake of the ACT’s environmental future. Tomorrow the Canberra Liberals will again call on the government make this happen and make environmental management more efficient in the ACT, Shadow Minister for the Environment Nicole Lawder said today.

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