Canberrans deserve better

After the unconventional announcement three weeks ago to split ACT Health into two separate directorates, Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris today failed to justify the move, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. “This is perhaps the largest restructuring project ever undertaken in the ACT public service and the Minister has offered…

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The Canberra Liberal’s new shadow ministry announced

Opposition Leader Alistair Coe today announced the Canberra Liberals’ new shadow ministry. “The Canberra Liberals are committed to making our city a safe and prosperous community for everyone,” Mr Coe said. “Since the 2016 election the Canberra Liberals have been committed to exposing the government’s failures across a wide range…

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Patients Continue to Suffer Despite Record Expenditure

Despite a tripling in health expenditure, the number of patients receiving access to public hospital services in Canberra is lagging, Shadow Minister for Health Vicki Dunne said today. “For years, the ACT government has been assuring the community that Canberra’s health system is improving, but the latest Productivity Commission’s report…

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Patient safety compromised in absence of key health data

The health and wellbeing of patients receiving treatment in the ACT could be comprised in the absence key health data, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said today. The Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services in health is expected to be released tomorrow. For the second year in a row, vital…

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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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