SELECT FEW FOR ARTS ROUNDTABLE

Arts Minister Gordon Ramsay has determined that only a select few will have a seat at roundtable for an arts advisory body, Shadow Arts Minister Vicki Dunne said today. ArtsACT is undertaking a consultation on the potential for forming a new Ministerial Advisory body for the arts. Despite inviting people…

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AUDIT REPORT HIGHLIGHTS FAILURES IN MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health recovery is seriously inhibited by poor policies and systemic failures according to the ACT Auditor-General’s report Mental Health Services Transition from Acute Care, Shadow Minister for Health Vicki Dunne said today. “The overall conclusion of the Auditor-General is that ACT Mental Health lacks an ‘…integrated, comprehensive and contemporary…

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AMA REPORT CARD ANOTHER EMBARRASSMENT FOR ACT HEALTH

The ACT health system’s failure to provide reliable statistics has been highlighted again today with the release of the AMA Public Hospital Report Card, Shadow Minister for Health Vicki Dunne said today. “For the second time in a month we have seen the release of important national health data where…

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HEALTH MINISTER PREVARICATES ON ACT HEALTH DATA

Admissions by Meegan Fitzharris in the Assembly today about the unreliability of the ACT’s health data, goes back to at least 2010, spawning no less than four reports of the Auditor-General and another from PwC. Still, the health minister cannot get it right, Shadow Minister for Health Vicki Dunne said…

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DUNNE HIGHLIGHTS LACK OF AGED CARE BEDS IN ACT

According to the latest Productivity Commission’s annual report on aged care services the ACT is struggling to keep up with demand for aged care beds. The average national waiting time from when a person is assessed and found to be in need of permanent aged care to when a bed…

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COMMEMORATIVE SEAT DEDICATED TO MARKUS GIBSON-HUCK

Today in Bowen Park, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Vicki Dunne dedicated a commemorative seat in memory of Markus Gibson-Huck. “I was pleased to have the opportunity to recognise the commitment of Markus Gibson-Huck in promoting Canberra through his work as sales and marketing director at The Brassey, as well…

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