Fitzharris needs to reprioritise health

The ACT Labor-Greens Government needs to reprioritise health, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. “Minister for Health, Meegan Fitzharris, repeatedly assured the community that hospital emergency department waiting times were heading in the right direction when the truth is they have once again hit a new low,” Mrs Dunne said.…

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Gifted and talent students ignored by Labor

Gifted and talented students in ACT schools are being ignored by the Labor Government, Liberal spokesman Mark Parton said. According to evidence provided by the Gifted Families Support Group during Estimates hearings, the government shows little interest in identifying and supporting gifted and talented students in ACT schools. “We cannot…

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Committee report overlooks health and public safety concerns

All the major conclusions of a committee report into personal cannabis use are flawed and should be rejected, committee member Vicki Dunne said. The Standing Committee on Health and Community Services yesterday handed down its report on the Drugs of Dependence (Personal Cannabis Use) Amendment Bill 2018. Mrs Dunne has…

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A Canberra Liberals Government will freeze rates

A Canberra Liberals Government will freeze residential rates in our first Territory Budget, Canberra Liberals Leader Alistair Coe has announced. “No household will pay higher rates in the first term of a Canberra Liberals Government,” Mr Coe said. “Since 2012, the Labor-Greens Government has assured Canberrans that tax reform would…

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Dunne calls for greater transparency in health administration

UNCLASSIFIED Planning to extend the life of Canberra’s dying hospital infrastructure should be open to public scrutiny, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. Mrs Dunne is calling on the ACT Government to be more transparent and accountable in its planning for the restoration of Canberra’s health infrastructure. “There is very…

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Canberrans are being ripped off

After 18 years of Labor, Canberrans are being monumentally ripped off. Despite record revenue, the ACT will soon be in debt by more than $3,000,000,000 ($3 billion). (Budget Paper 3, page 293) For the amount the Government is spending and borrowing each year, Canberrans would expect a premium level of…

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Thousands of Canberra commuters call for better bus network

Thousands of Canberra commuters are calling on the Labor-Greens Government to fix the problems they have created with recent overhaul of the bus network, Shadow Transport Minister Candice Burch said. Today in the ACT Legislative Assembly, Miss Burch will move to refer several petitions with more than 7,000 signatures to…

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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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