ASSEMBLY TO EXAMINE YOUTH SUICIDE

I’m pleased a Legislative Assembly Committee will investigate the issues surrounding the rising rate of youth suicide in the ACT, Shadow Minister for Mental Health Giulia Jones said today. “I’m greatly concerned that suicide rates more than doubled from 2012 to 2013 in the ACT. It’s even more alarming that…

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SUPPORT FOR MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY ESSENTIAL

Ahead of the National Multicultural Festival this weekend, I’m calling on the Barr government to review the funding and support available for groups serving the multicultural community in Canberra, Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs Giulia Jones said today. “The level of funding and support available needs to be effective in…

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ASSEMBLY SHOULD EXPLORE FLEXIBILITY FOR BREASTFEEDING MEMBERS

Today Shadow Minister for Women Giulia Jones will call on the Legislative Assembly to look into proxy voting options for breastfeeding MLAs during divisions in the chamber. “Currently the Legislative Assembly allows breastfeeding MLAs to feed their babies in the chamber but I believe the Assembly should consider proxy voting…

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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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