Anzac Centenary commemorated through the Arts

The ACT’s Centenary of Anzac commemorations received a boost today with Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja today announcing $50,000 in funding for The Jam Tin, a production by the Canberra Youth Theatre Company and $35,374 in funding for The Antipodes Project Regional Tour, a live musical performance. The Jam…

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Canberra resident finalist for National Youth Awards

Canberra resident, Rachael Stevens, has been named a finalist in the 2015 National Youth Awards. Rachael is a finalist in the Youth Courage category of the 2015 National Youth Awards, which will be announced on April 16 in Brisbane. Rachael was nominated for her courage in overcoming sexual abuse, anorexia…

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Government should act urgently: Housing wait time 788 days

Canberra’s public housing situation is dire with vulnerable people forced to wait more than two years on the Standard housing waiting list before accommodation becomes available. At the start of February the average wait time on the Standard housing list was 788 days, Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services…

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Doszpot calls for end to overheated classrooms

The ACT Labor government needs to get back to core business and ensure Canberra’s school students and teachers aren’t forced to work under extreme temperatures in the classroom. This can be a particularly difficult time of the year in classrooms which aren’t adequately cooled, Shadow Minister for Education Steve Doszpot…

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Progress for nurse safety in Mental Health Unit

The ACT Labor government seems to have made some progress on nurse safety at the Mental Health Unit (MHU) at the Canberra Hospital. Last September I called on the government to review security and nurse safety after a large number of violent attacks at the MHU, Shadow Minister for Mental…

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