Mental Health patients need specialised care

Mental Health Minister Shane Rattenbury’s ACT Budget announcement to improve Canberra’s mental health facilities is welcomed but does not go far enough to improve mental health services, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. “I am pleased that Minister Shane Rattenbury has conceded the ACT’s mental health facilities need significant improvements.…

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Celebrate Gungahlin festival sacked due to construction work

My Gungahlin has announced that the Celebrate Gungahlin committee has decided to cancel the festival this year due to light rail construction work. This is very disappointing news for Gungahlin and the Canberra community. As a founding member of the Celebrate Gungahlin committee, I know that this decision would not…

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Defence Housing Australia Coming to Gungahlin

Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester and Senator for the ACT the Hon Zed Seselja, today announced the Government will be relocating Defence Housing Australia (DHA) from its head office in Barton to the town centre of Gungahlin, meeting the Federal Government’s 2016 election commitment. DHA has been selected on…

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Light Rail Stage 2 needs another look

The Canberra Liberals want reliable, efficient and cost effective transport options for Canberra. We want Canberrans to be able to get around our beautiful city. Light Rail Stage 2 needs a lot more scrutiny which the Federal Parliament will provide. Labor’s refusal to release full business cases for Light Rail…

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Federal Labor’s health promises completely out of touch

At a press conference at The Canberra Hospital, Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten today told reporters that only Labor will deliver equipment, staffing and services that our health system needs. “If the situation at The Canberra Hospital weren’t so serious, Bill Shorten’s intervention would have been almost laughable,” Shadow Health…

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