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$2.1 million to reduce obesity rates in Canberra

By 28 August 2013

Community Groups aiming to reduce obesity in the ACT are being encouraged to apply for a Healthy Canberra Grant.
Katy Gallagher launched the $2.1 million 2014 program today.
Community groups with program and project ideas to reduce obesity in the ACT are being encouraged to apply for a Healthy Canberra Grant, following the launch of the $2.1 [...]

Government and industry want to listen to local business

By 28 August 2013

The ACT Government and the Canberra Business Council are planning to run a series of 10 forums to listen to the concerns of small business in the ACT.
We here at the RiotACT have a concerning lack of ponies, and would very much like the Government to take care of that.
“The ACT Government is committed to [...]

The Luton Ball kicks in $84k

By 26 August 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher is letting the world know the big end of town have opened their wallets for the Canberra Hospital Foundation:
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, has today accepted a cheque worth $84,000 for the Canberra Hospital Foundation raised at the recent Luton Charity Ball and will be used to help buy new medical equipment at [...]

Walk to help kids play

By 22 August 2013

Katy Gallagher and Glenys Beauchamp are putting out the call for people to joining the Walk and Play fund raising event to help raise money for Boundless Canberra.
The walk will take place on the 30th of August at Lake Burley Griffin and money raised will go towards building an all abilities playground in the ACT.
“The [...]

THINK CANBERRA bringing conferences to Canberra

By 22 August 2013

Katy Gallagher yesterday launched the THINK CANBERRA Conference Support Program, a cunning plan designed to lure international conferences to Canberra, presumably using CAPITAL LETTERS as bait.
THINK CANBERRA is an initiative of the Canberra Convention Bureau.
“THINK CANBERRA is not just about $10,000 to bid for or put on a conference. It’s about the enormous expertise and [...]

Respite for the leccy leechers at Canberra Hospital

By 19 August 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher has a nod to modernity in the form of Chargebars going in across Canberra Hospital thanks to Dry July:
Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, today welcomed the addition of mobile phone Chargebars across several areas of Canberra Hospital.
The mobile phone Chargebars were installed as a result of donations from Dry [...]

Jeremy Hanson blows a raspberry at Katy Gallagher over waiting times

By 7 August 2013

Jeremy Hanson has collected what he obviously believes is a large enough pile of mud pies and has started throwing them, asking for a performance audit into Emergency Department waiting times in an effort to get Katy back for not sharing her sooper dooper
“A review of the Nurse-led Walk-in Centre at the Canberra Hospital found [...]

Katy fortifying her position

By 6 August 2013

The Canberra Times has the interesting news that Chief Minister Gallagher is seeking to shield herself from her party room in the spirit of the Red Handed Rudd:
Katy Gallagher wants ACT Labor Party members to have a say in who leads the party in the ACT Legislative Assembly.
Ms Gallagher is proposing changes to how the [...]

The Parliamentary Agreement rumbles on

By 5 August 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher and Mayor Rattenbury are letting us know how their grand alliance is going:
“There is obviously still work to be done and there are elements to be ironed out on a few items, but overall the relationship is working well and most items are on track,” Minister Rattenbury concluded.
Oh goody.
They’ve listed out their [...]

Win a pass to see whichever kind of football it is that the Brumbies play

By 1 August 2013

Katy Gallagher is doing publicity for the Brumbies, and calling on Canberra business to help her do so in order to win a season pass to every Brumbies home game in 2014.
Chief Minister calls on Canberra businesses and offices to show their Brumbies colours Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, has reminded Canberra workers and businesses to [...]

Watson Medical Centre re-opening today

By 31 July 2013

Katy Gallagher today re-opened the new and improved Watson Medical Centre.
“I am pleased to be able to open this updated medical centre which will provide members of the Watson and surrounding communities with an improved health service which can deal with a range of issues close to their homes and workplaces,” the Chief Minister said.
“The [...]

MyHospital data is today’s political battleground

By 25 July 2013

A new report on the performance of ACT Hospitals is currently being used by both Katy Gallagher to shoiw she’s doing a good job, and by Jeremy Hanson to show that’s Katy is doing a bad job.
Every now and then I like to have a rant here about how stupid “the game” of politics is, [...]

Competition sends students to Gallipoli

By 24 July 2013

Katy Gallagher is calling on students to enter the 2014 ANZAC Spirit Prize, the winners of which will revieved two fully-fuinded trips to trips to Gallipoli where they will be able to research the ANZAC story firsthand.
“The 2014 ANZAC Spirit Prize is a special opportunity for two students in the ACT to experience a tour [...]

Hanson gloats about walk in centre problems

By 24 July 2013

A report from the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute has highlighted several flaws in the design, and day to day operations of the nurse-led walk-in centre.
The goal, as stated by the ACT Government was to reduce pressure on the emergency department at Canberra hospital.
Sadly, the research indicates it may have made things worse for [...]

Jeremy Hanson addresses Tuggeranong Community Council Meeting

By 18 July 2013

ACT Opposition Leader, Jeremy Hanson, is expected to be grilled on Liberal party policies towards Canberra and Tuggeranong when he addresses the next meeting of the Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC).
The TCC will meet at 7.30pm on Tuesday 6 August 2013 in the upstairs formal dining room at the Southern Cross Club in Greenway.
Members [...]

Skyfire might have to tighten its belt

By 17 July 2013

That’s silly. Skyfire doesn’t wear a belt.
The ACT Government has raised the cost of dangerous substances licenses which covers, amongst other things, fireworks.
This will cause Skyfire’s costs to skyrocket.
Sorry about that, I couldn’t resist.
Andrew Blyth from the ACT Chamber of Commerce says fee increases vary from 250 per cent to 5,000 per cent.
“This is [...]

ACT coat of arms in Canberran hands

By 1 July 2013

In a ceremony at Canberra Theatre today, the ACT coat of arms was handed over from the federal government to the ACT. The handover was a culmination of many years work, and is somewhat of a fitting birthday present to our Capital.
Representatives from both sides of the Government as well as several of Canberra’s cultural [...]

Should the Merry-go-round go? [WITH POLL]

By 28 June 2013

Katy Gallagher is tossing around the idea of moving the iconic 100 year old merry-go-round from civic to somewhere else, reports ABC News.
“It gets a bit of an uptake of passengers on the weekends but I walked past it the other day during the week and there was no one on it,” she said.
“I thought [...]

Atlas of ACT health launched

By 25 June 2013

Today Katy Gallagher launched the ACT Population Health Commissioning Atlas.
The Atlas aims to be a snapshot of the ACT’s health, showing us how people are doing in different areas and at different ages. The ultimate goal of course being an improvement to ACT Health’s ability to meet the needs of the ACT.
“This local population health [...]

In Canberra Tonight series by Martin Ollman

By 21 June 2013

MartyO has sent us a fantastic collection of shots from last night’s In Canberra Tonight featuring all the ridiculously photogenic guests from the evening, including our esteemed editor.
It was a super fun night of entertainment, so scope out the slideshow below and try to imagine a night that looks like all of these pictures, except [...]

ACT Health gets top marks

By 20 June 2013

The independent Australian Council on Healthcare Standards have given the thumbs up to the ACT’s health system today, says Katy Gallagher.
The team of surveyors evaluated all aspects of the ACT Health system and assessed them against 47 criteria. ACT Health met all criteria to achieve accreditation with 28 marked as achievements, 18 extensive achievements and [...]

Wifi for the Hospital

By 10 June 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced a trial of free wifi in Canberra hospital:
A new trial of free public wifi at The Canberra Hospital has started which aims to make the stay of patients and their families a little bit easier, Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, said today.
The trial will include free public [...]

Ever greater restrictions on where you can suck down a coffin nail

By 31 May 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced she’s turning the screw even tighter on smoking:
Playgrounds, public swimming pools, sporting fields and bus interchanges are among the next locations that the ACT Government will seek to restrict smoking, potentially extending the list of places where smoking is banned in the ACT, Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy [...]

2013 Twitter Cabinet this evening

By 29 May 2013

Tonight Katy Gallagher will be hosting a twitter cabinet, in celebration of the fact we live in the future and can do things like this.
A twitter cabinet is a very handy thing. It allows the public direct access to our most high profile public servants, so we can directly ask them questions and they can, [...]

Unvaccinated kids may be banned from schools during outbreaks

By 21 May 2013

ABC News are reporting that the ACT may follow NSW’s lead in considering to allow childcare centres and preschools to excuse children who have not been immunised during outbreaks.
Katy Gallagher is against the idea.
Ms Gallagher says ACT’s chief health officer is looking at better ways to keep non-immunised children at home when cases of whooping [...]

Katy Gallagher does the right thing

By 21 May 2013

Katy Gallagher is supporting a Coalition moves to review the GST as part of a wider tax assessment, despite not actually being a part of the Coalition reports ABC News.
This is brilliant. This is fantastic. I make fun of politicians a lot on this site, but here is one doing the right thing.
I’m not saying [...]

What’s to become of the ACT’s middle class schools under needs based funding

By 15 May 2013

While everyone who supports public education chants the mantra of Gonski there are questions about what it means for schools that have been going well to date.
The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is starting to ask difficult questions about just what the ACT has signed up to:
n question time today Katy Gallagher refused to outline how much [...]

Expanding the Assembly?

By 9 May 2013

Chief MInister Gallagher is making compelling arguments for expanding the Legislative Assembly.
The ABC however reports that the Liberals Jeremy Hanson wants more public consultation.
But what if the public is wrong?

When two tribes go to war

By 7 May 2013

For those following the fall from grace of former Canberra heavy John Mackay the recently FOI’d correspondence with the Chief Minister is a must read.
One wonders who else will fall out as things shake down?

Gallagher and Burch stand behind the NDIS levy

By 1 May 2013

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and ACT Minister for Disability Services Joy Burch have declared their support for the Medicare Levy to pay for National Disability Insurance Scheme.
“Having signed up to be one of the first jurisdictions to see full implementation of the NDIS, the ACT is set to benefit from the funds made available [...]

Construction begins Boundless Canberra Inclusive Playground

By 23 April 2013

Construction started on the Boundless Canberra Inclusive Playground. A playground that is designed to be accessible for all children.
Katy Gallagher today turned the first sod in one of those odd ceremonies that I don’t understand.
Nevertheless, building an inclusive playground is a very cool thing.
“Boundless Canberra is a fantastic statement of how this city provides for [...]

Katy Gallagher launches Find a Health Service website

By 10 April 2013

Katy Gallagher launched an “app” (it’s not an app it’s a website with a mobile interface dagnammit) today called Find a Health Service. You can download an “app” which is just a link to the site off the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, but why would you when it’s just a website [...]

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