Autism school a win for Canberra families

The Canberra Liberals are delighted that the AEIOU Foundation are finally coming to Canberra after years of being thwarted by successive Labor Governments, Shadow Minister for Education and Disability Elizabeth Lee said. The Canberra Liberals first campaigned to bring an autism school to Canberra in 2012, having secured a generous…

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Canberra Liberals pay tribute to Don Furner Senior

The Canberra Liberals honour Mr Don Furner OAM for his extraordinary contribution to Canberra and the region, said Alistair Coe MLA, Leader of the Canberra Liberals. “As the founding coach of the Raiders, Don Furner played a significant role in establishing a team that would become part of our city’s…

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Education spirals backwards after 19 years of Labor

After 19 years of Labor, ACT schools are performing worse than ever as confirmed by the latest NAPLAN results. Canberra parents have every reason to be concerned about the future of their children’s education. Our students are being left behind under an education system that is spiralling backwards under Labor.…

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Hospital staff vote no confidence in Labor Government

A damning survey has found Canberra nurses, doctors and hospital staff do not have confidence in the ACT Government’s management of the health system. A Canberra Health Services 2019 Workplace Culture Survey of more than 4,000 respondents found nurses and doctors do not trust executive leadership nor their ability to…

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Bullying in health goes unaddressed

For years the Canberra Liberals have advocated for a safe working culture at the Canberra Hospital. Despite our strong advocacy, and pressure from peak medical bodies the ACT Government has failed to take swift and meaningful action. We continue to hear reports from troubled staff of a sick and unsafe…

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ACT Government entirely responsible for health crisis

The ACT Government is entirely responsible for the ACT’s health crisis, Shadow Minister for Health Vicki Dunne said. In the past two weeks alone, it has been revealed that: * Four in five patients requiring urgent medical attention at the Canberra Hospital emergency department are not seen on time *…

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Nurses victims of Labor’s $3 billion debt bomb

Canberra nurses are victims of Labor’s $3 billion debt bomb, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. After 19 years of repeated financial mismanagement, Canberra nurses working overtime have effectively been handed a pay cut to help pay off Labor’s debt bomb. “Our nurses work incredibly long hours in stressful conditions.…

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Four in five urgent Canberra Hospital patients not seen on time

Four in five Canberrans requiring urgent medical attention at the Canberra Hospital emergency department are not seen on time, according to the Canberra Health Services Half Yearly Performance Report. In the financial year to December 2019, 80 per cent of urgent presentations to TCH emergency department were not seen on…

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