Tag Archives: katy gallagher

New laws to reduce red-tape for community fundraising and food businesses

By 20 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

New laws to be introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week will reduce red-tape for several food businesses and community groups by removing the need for not-for-profit groups to appoint a food safety supervisor when fundraising, Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher announced today.
“The ACT Government listened to the concerns raised by members [...]

Canberra opens its doors to Shenzhen City in new economic agreement

By 16 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra is set to benefit from an economic cooperation agreement signed today by Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and the Mayor of Shenzhen Mr Xu Qin, in China, marking a new era of collaboration between the two cities.
“This memorandum of understanding opens the door to a range of significant new opportunities for Canberra businesses with a [...]

Why not keep it local, Chief Minister?

By 15 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

The experienced Australian elector realises that we are simply stepping stones to International Greatness for our politicians.
Once installed in office, the interests of the people who put them there become secondary to mingling with those they imagine to be their global peers while they discuss grand plans and mighty projects.
Of course, as a country we [...]

ACT to join medical cannabis clinical trial

By 14 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher has welcomed the announcement of a clinical trial of medicinal cannabis to be led by New South Wales.
The Chief Minister confirmed the ACT would work with NSW on the Commonwealth-backed study.
“The NSW Premier and I discussed the clinical trial at Friday’s COAG meeting and agreed the ACT [...]

State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 9/10/14

By 9 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Most Liveable City…. in the WORLD!!
A reserved Katy Gallagher has responded to the news that according to an OECD Regional Wellbeing report, Canberra is the best place to live in the world. Cautiously admitting that she did not expect Canberra to be deemed the world’s most liveable city, Gallagher was quick to approve of [...]

Katy Gallagher’s first Facebook Q&A

By 8 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher hosted her first Facebook Q&A last night.
The first 5 minutes or so of the session was a bit like a High School disco – lots of smiling and winking but not much action… Then things got a bit more heated. Questions ranged across a number of [...]

Statement from the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister regarding Mr Kurt Steel

By 31 August 2014

We were very sad to learn this morning that the Australian killed in the terrible bus tragedy in Bolivia is Kurt Steel, media adviser to the ACT Deputy Chief Minister.
Kurt was an enormous contributor to the ACT Government, having served as a policy adviser and more recently in a media adviser role.
He was [...]

Tags to provide protection from Mr Fluffy asbestos

By 19 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, has announced the rollout of high visibility tags in meter boxes for Mr Fluffy homes in Canberra to make it easier for tradespeople to know when they are working on a house which contains the loose-fill asbestos.
Homes affected by loose-fill asbestos will be required by law to have tags fixed in [...]

Reception for ACT Commonwealth Games representatives

By 16 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher MLA, and the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Shane Rattenbury MLA, will host a ceremony to welcome home the ACT athletes, coaches and support staff who were members of the Australian team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
“We are all very proud of the achievements of the Australian athletes who participated [...]

Want to be Canberra’s first scientist of the year?

By 14 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I was thrilled to announce the “ACT Scientist of the Year” award today when I officially opened the Canberra contingent of National Science Week.  This is the first award of its kind in the ACT and it will recognise the amazing work of Canberra’s scientists.  The “ACT Scientist of the Year” will be awarded annually [...]

New business grants increase internship opportunities for ACT students


Businesses can now apply for $7,500 student internship grants as part of the STEM4Digital Business Internship program designed to accelerate business engagement with the digital economy, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced today.
The STEM4Digital Business Internship program is a priority initiative of the Digital Canberra project and aims to enhance Canberra’s reputation as a ‘smart city’ [...]

New Canberra Region Cancer Centre opens


Canberrans and residents from the surrounding region undergoing specialised cancer treatment will now benefit from a streamlined cancer centre, based at the Canberra Hospital, that will combine several elements of cancer treatment including screening, treatment and palliative options in a new state-of-the-art building.
Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher today joined Senator Zed Seselja, [...]

New health care service opens at Civic Early Morning Centre


ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, today officially opened a new health care service at the Early Morning Centre in the city centre which will provide health care to some of Canberra’s most vulnerable residents.
“The Early Morning Centre is funded by the ACT Government and through the assistance of volunteer staff provides [...]

Chief Minister announces new administrative arrangements for expanded ACT Cabinet


Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, has today announced new portfolios for ministers to allow for the inclusion of a sixth ACT minister into Cabinet.
Last Saturday Mick Gentleman MLA was elected by the ALP Caucus to become the sixth ACT minister. This appointment has prompted new Administrative Arrangements to be implemented.
“Existing ministers have kept their major portfolio [...]

Government announces assistance package for Mr Fluffy households


The ACT Government has announced an assistance package for households affected by Mr Fluffy asbestos, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced today.
The package includes immediate financial assistance, access to support and counselling services and the bulk purchase of asbestos assessments for the Mr Fluffy homes.
The government’s support package includes:

Up to $10,000 payment to households, plus an [...]

Government delivers walk-in centres to Tuggeranong and Belconnen


Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher has delivered on an ACT Government election promise and has officially opened a nurse-led walk-in centre (WiC) which is located in the Tuggeranong Town Centre.
The new Tuggeranong centre follows the success of the first walk-in centre, located on the Canberra Hospital campus, which saw over approximately 63,000 [...]

Asbestos taskforce to lead government response on loose-fill asbestos


The ACT Government will establish a dedicated response taskforce that will be a single point of contact for people affected by the legacy loose-fill asbestos issues, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations, Simon Corbell, announced today.
The Asbestos Response Taskforce will provide a single contact point via phone and [...]

Friends of the Arboretum show support with new book


Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher has launched a new book that will allow Canberrans and visitors to take home a memory of their visit to the National Arboretum and to in turn further develop the popular attraction.
The book, produced by the Friends of the National Arboretum, The Arboretum Book – The Forests of the National [...]

Canberra natural home for Public Service


ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has raised the future of the public service in Canberra and regional concerns about the federal budget with Prime Minister Tony Abbott, according to the Canberra Times.
Ms Gallagher has explained concerns of public service workers facing redundancies, in her first one-on-one meeting with Mr Abbott since his election win last [...]

GP co-payment could see a drop in Canberra’s immunisation rates


Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, has today welcomed the latest immunisation results which show that ACT community has the highest rates of immunisation amongst one year olds in Australia.
However, these results will be monitored closely in light of the proposed introduction of a GP co- payment to make sure that immunisation rates [...]

ACT Budget review


The ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher is going back to the drawing board with the territory’s budget after substantial funding cuts in the federal budget, according to the ABC.
Due to a $100 million dollar write down, thanks to Federal Government cuts in health and education, Ms Gallagher will be reviewing all revenue and expenditure.
Current projections [...]

Australian women losing ground in senior political representation


Chief Minister Katy Gallagher fueled the gender equality fire, noting the lack of senior women in politics nationally during her address to the annual YCWA breakfast yesterday.
According to the Canberra Times, Ms Gallagher said Australia has gone backwards on female participation in senior politics, enhancing the perception that politics is for men.
“Just three short [...]

Chief Minister heading to China

By 7 April 2014

Katy Gallagher is set to join Tony Abbott’s trade mission to China this week with a vision of attracting more investment into Canberra.
The delegation arrive in Shanghai on Thursday and will be joined by the ANU and UC vice-chancellors (Prof. Ian Young and Prof. Stephen Parker), to promote our local universities.
The main focus of the [...]

ACT Renewable Energy

By 4 April 2014

I’m one of those people who loves the look of wind farms.  To me, they signal change and technology stepping us forward to a more sustainable future.  Well, that and the rhythmic turning of the turbines is quite meditative.  That said, I don’t have one in my backyard, or over the road or even at [...]

Paperwork moves ahead for the UC Hospital

By 21 January 2014

Chief Minister Gallagher and the University of Canberra have announced a deed signing today:
Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canberra, Professor Stephen Parker have today signed a deed to allow for work on the University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCPH) to move into the design phase.
“Our [...]

Liberals want to know which face to put on the attack ads

By 19 December 2013

The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is stirring the pot and demanding to know who he’s running against in 2016 (assuming the lean and hungry Coe doesn’t knife him first):
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher must come clean on whether she intends to stay on in the Territory’s top job, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson said today.
“Speculation [...]

Martyo’s Skywhale makes for the Chief Minister’s Christmas Card

By 17 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

It seems we still warrant an e-card from the Chief Minister.
Even more delightfully Martin Ollman (aka MartyO in these parts) is credited with the image, which is a nice way to round out the year.

A Microsoft office makes us a digital city?

By 16 December 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher is reading a lot into her opening of a new Microsoft office here in Canberra:
Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, today opened Microsoft’s new Canberra office which is the latest major IT company to open a major office in the ACT.
“The ACT Government is working towards creating Canberra as a digital city and [...]

Katy moving on?

By 12 December 2013

CityNews is running gossip on possible plans for Chief Minister Gallagher to ride into the sunset before the next election:
A CREDIBLE political snout says the ALP’s biggest electoral asset, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, will hand over the big chair to deputy Andrew Barr some time during the life of the present Assembly, to spend more [...]

So that was your Centenary

By 11 December 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher is calling it quits on the Centenary, perhaps unable to muster any enthusiasm for the last weeks of the year:
Following more than 1000 community events ranging from a major fireworks display on the ‘very big day’ in March to the parties at the shops across Canberra, Canberra’s Centenary celebrations are coming to [...]

Canberra Centenary Logo goes for a cruise

By 11 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Katy Gallagher announced today that Canberra Centenary’s logo will be stuck onto the side of a yacht in this years Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
They really should be planning these logo carrying events in order of impressiveness. The logo has made it to the Middle East on a banner, then made it onto the International [...]

Katy breaks out the pom poms, hooray for for us, for everything, and for the Centenary

By 2 December 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher is telling us everything is awesome:
The Centenary celebrations have inspired increased local pride in Canberra with nine out of ten respondents to a new survey saying they had promoted positive feelings about the national capital and had an increased knowledge of its history, Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher revealed today.
The centenary has [...]

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