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ACT Health Policy Costings

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. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbRvDqB-iyo[/youtube] Before being re-elected […]

Labor Promises to Deliver Health Services

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 […]

Children Health Focus

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 […]

Junk food still has green light

Junk food still has green light

Experts claim figures are still higher than ever after more than two years since the food industry introduced codes of practice in relation to junk food advertising aimed at children, with some calling for an overhaul of the advertising system reports student journalist Samuel Noller. During the lead up to the election, ACT Greens Meredith […]

Consensus at last: full support for northside hospital

Consensus at last: full support for northside hospital

The new northside hospital might be a welcome relief from recent political hostilities for ACT residents, reports student journalist Charlotte King.

New hospital, problems for Tuggeranong?

New hospital, problems for Tuggeranong?

Since 2009 there has been a dramatic increase in the number of presentations and admissions via Emergency Departments in ACT Public Hospitals, raising concerns that there aren't enough staff and time to treat the influx of patients. Student journalist Jess Frecklington reports.

Big Middle Finger

Big Middle Finger

Student journalist Matthew Chown explores the issues of health care in the ACT in terms of the existing and planned hospitals.