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GLEN FULLER | December 11, 2012 | ACT POLITICS | |

ACT Marriage Equality and the Constitution

The dust has settled on the recent ACT Election and a Labor-Greens government has been returned. Student journalist Jelisa Apps follows up on her earlier story to examine the issue of marriage equality and the Australian constitution. The legalisation of same-sex marriage is officially coming to the ACT. Marriage equality was announced by Shane Rattenbury [...]

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GLEN FULLER | December 11, 2012 | COMMUNITY ISSUES | |

Beyond Stolen Tomatoes and Pumpkins

The Labor policy to fund additional community gardens across Canberra has sparked up some doubt on whether the funding is not being used correctly, reports student journalist Josephine Huynh. Instead of funding community gardens in communal suburbs, the Labor Party are looking into extending the policy by involving community garden programs that encourage the involvement [...]

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GLEN FULLER | November 23, 2012 | ACT POLITICS | |

ACT Health Policy Costings

Re-elected Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher has settled an agreement with the other Labor Ministers and Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury since the October election, reports student journalist, Jessica Frecklington. During the election Gallagher was proactive in trying to push forward with her promises to improve ACT’s health services. Before being re-elected Gallagher made [...]

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GLEN FULLER | November 23, 2012 | HEALTH | |

Labor Promises to Deliver Health Services

Katy Gallagher has promised to deliver 500 additional nurses into the ACT nursing workforce over the next four years, reports student journalist Madeline Power. In the recent ACT election, Labor narrowly obtained power through a coalition with the Greens by a single seat and it has many promises to deliver. Chief Minister and Minister for [...]

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GLEN FULLER | November 23, 2012 | ACT POLITICS | |

Children Health Focus

The Labor/Greens Government agreement has ramifications for children’s health policy write student journalist, Alyson Vardos. The new Government has agreed to work with other jurisdictions to implement a ban on “junk food” advertising to children during children’s television. It will also allocate $2.1 million for a Health Promotions Grants program, which will focus on achieving positive [...]

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GLEN FULLER | November 22, 2012 | COMMUNITY ISSUES | |

Investing in Sport

There’ll be many interested spectators watching ACT Labor kick goals with its pre-election promise to upgrade Canberra’s sporting fields to the tune of $26 million into improving fields and facilities, reports student journalist Molly Baxter. By the end of 2017, over $26 million will be injected into local parks, sporting grounds and facilities such as canteens [...]

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GLEN FULLER | November 22, 2012 | ACT POLITICS | |

Catholics Support ACT Minister for Education and Training

Student journalist Stephanie L. Anderson reports on the endorsement of the Minister for Education and Training by the CEC. Chair of the Catholic Education Commission, Mr Daryl Smeaton has praised the appointment of Joy Burch as the new Minister for Education and Training. “This appointment will help elevate the portfolio as the sector enters a [...]

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GLEN FULLER | November 22, 2012 | ACT POLITICS | |

What about human rights?

Student Journalist Ella Fisher investigated why human rights played such a minor role in last month’s election. In the run up to the October 20 election, the Labor Party and the Greens announced policies on human rights. But the issue was still pushed to the side of debate. Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury said that human [...]

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GLEN FULLER | November 22, 2012 | ACT POLITICS | |

Future of Same-Sex Marriage

With a Green now holding a seat in the Cabinet and a Chief Minister in support of same-sex marriage, it is a strong indicator the ACT heading down the path of legalising marriage equality, reports student journalist Sarah Bannerman. Chief Minister Katy Gallagher openly supports same-sex marriage, at the recognition of equality for all people. [...]

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GLEN FULLER | November 21, 2012 | RESULTS ANALYSIS | |

ACT Greens: Protest party or here to stay?

The Greens have come a long way in their twenty years of being a registered national party. But student journalist Charlotte King asks, with ten Federal MPs and a 3.9% swing in their favour at the last Federal election, what’s with all the prophesising that they’re over?

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