Health consumers are the real victims of dodgy data practices

Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris’ failure to restore the integrity of health data is compromising patient safety, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. Mrs Dunne’s comments follow a recent ACT Auditor-General’s report examining the effectiveness of management arrangements to implement recommendations from the recent System-Wide Data Review of ACT Health. The…

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Canberra Liberals commit $1.52 million to protect the environment

The ACT’s woodlands, nature reserves and waterways will be protected by a Canberra Liberals Government, Shadow Minister for the Environment Elizabeth Lee said. A Canberra Liberals Government will deliver $1.52 million over four years to Landcare ACT’s Ginninderra, Molonglo Conservation, and Southern ACT catchment groups. The catchment groups are widely…

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ACT Greens put politics above community values

Tonight, the ACT Greens failed thousands of students, teachers and parents by refusing to uphold community values, Shadow Education Minister Elizabeth Lee said. The ACT Greens refused to censure the Minister for Education Yvette Berry for her use of the offensive words “dumb students” in a media report about NAPLAN.…

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Liberals secure inquiry into wrongful separation of Canberra family

The Canberra Liberals are pleased the wrongful separation of a Canberra family will be investigated, Shadow Minister for Families, Youth and Community Services Elizabeth Kikkert said. Mrs Kikkert successfully moved a motion to refer the case to the Standing Committee on Health, Ageing and Community Services for investigation. “I am…

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Labor and the Greens reject child safety concerns

Labor and the Greens have rejected the concerns of hundreds of parents, teachers and principals who believe young students are at risk on the public bus network, Shadow Transport Minister Candice Burch said. After being inundated with concerns from the community, the Canberra Liberals today moved a motion calling on…

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Liberals secure hydrotherapy in Canberra’s south

Canberrans in the south can keep using the hydrotherapy pool at the Canberra Hospital until a viable alternative is delivered in Canberra’s south, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. The Canberra Liberals are pleased that Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris has folded like a pack of cards, backflipping on her decision…

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Safety of children forced out of buses should be assessed

The safety of school children who have been kicked out of dedicated school buses and forced onto public routes should be assessed immediately, Shadow Transport Minister Candice Burch said. Today in the Assembly, Miss Burch will call on Transport Minister Meegan Fitzharris to release data assessing the impact of dedicated…

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Canberrans in the south deserve equal access to hydrotherapy

Canberrans in the south should have equal access to hydrotherapy, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. Mrs Dunne will today call on the ACT Government to keep the hydrotherapy pool at the Canberra Hospital open until a viable alternative is provided in Canberra’s south. The ACT Government’s drastic planned closure…

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