Tag Archives: katy gallagher

Chiefly fury directed at Actew Water

By 27 March 2013

The ABC has some strong language directed at Actew Water after they lost $235,000 in pay to Managing Director Mark Sullivan (a pretty hefty salary in its own right to most people).
Ms Gallagher learned early in March that the water provider understated Mr Sullivan’s salary by almost $235,000 in its 2010-11 annual report.
When the [...]

Diversity Hub opens doors

By 26 March 2013

Katy Gallagher opened the new Diversity ACT Hub today, a new support centre for the LGBTIQ community.
“These new premises in Kambah will promote and advance the social rights and reduce discrimination against LGBTI persons,” the Chief Minister said.
The facility will provide a service hub, a support network and a community resource that will support the [...]

City Plan, designing a new face for Canberra

By 26 March 2013

The ACT Government and the National Capital Authority have made a new website. Soon they will make a new Canberra City. Hopefully it looks nicer than the website.
Katy Gallagher had this to say about the plan:
We’re about to start work on a City plan. That plan will help us decide the overall direction of [...]

Hospital planning? Who the hell knows?

By 15 March 2013

The ABC has the strange news from Assembly committee hearings that Chief Minister Gallagher is wrestling with where to build health infrastructure costing nigh on a billion dollars as she tries to decide whether Canberra Hospital needs a new tower block:
She says she will make a final decision before the budget in June on [...]

CAPITheticAL winners announced [Now with pictures]

By 15 March 2013

Urban designers were tasked with creating a design for a 21st Century capital, in a competition rather similar to that one Walter Burley Griffin won. The winners of the competition were announced today.
UPDATE: They sent us photos! Stop using your imagination!
Winners of CAPITheticAL were announced tonight by Senator for the ACT, Hon Kate Lundy, and [...]

ACT Government hunting for centenary babies

By 13 March 2013

Are you a baby? Were you born yesterday? Do you like medals? The Government would like to give you one. A medal? Oh they’re like pretty round things that look nice. I don’t know what they taste like. Just get one, trust me.
Babies born on 12 March 2013, we’d like to hear about you. It [...]

The Assembly and religious faith

By 14 February 2013

OK, here’s where this has come from for those coming in late.
New speaker Liberal Vicki Dunne decided she wanted a church service to start the Assembly sitting year. This happens for the big kids on the Hill.
Instead of lightly canvassing her colleagues for support she sent out official invitations first and then when Chief [...]

Gallagher attending TCC Meeting

By 4 February 2013

I have just received the agenda for the next Tuggeranong Community Council meeting. The guest speaker will be the Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher. Perhaps she will take the time to explain why Tuggeranong is treated as the poor cousins of Canberra.
I also note that eyesore they call the Namadgi Bridge is getting a new coat [...]

Dunne v. Gallagher church spat goes international

By 23 January 2013

Just before Christmas we took notice of a strange little spat being fought out by proxy between Speaker Dunne, who wants a little church service to start the Assembly sitting year, and Chief Minister Gallagher who doesn’t want a bar of it.
The row is now running on the UK’s National Secular Society.
Ms Gallagher said on [...]

Majura Park gets a medical practice

By 22 January 2013

After a long silence since November the Chief Minister’s media release site has lurched into frenzied activity.
Amongst the announcements is the news that you can now see a doctor at Majura Park:
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, today officially opened the new Airport General Practice, located at the Majura Park Medical Centre. [...]

Katy thanks the villagers

By 7 November 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher’s victory speech in the Legislative Assembly has gone online.
In general it’s one of the better efforts I’ve seen out of the London Circuit Soviet.
The last paragraph on the other hand had bit of a clanger to my ear though:
I can confirm that it takes a village to raise a child or 3 [...]

The October 2012 Mully Cup goes to… It’s Katy Gallagher again!

By 2 November 2012

Two big wins for Katy Gallagher today.
First she finally won the 2012 election and then in turn we have declared her the winner of the prestigious Mully Cup for the month of October.
Our condolences go to Liberal candidate for Ginninderra Matt Watts who took a red hot shot.
In the end the frenzied commentary [...]

Zed Seselja has held secret, closed door, private meetings with Tony Abbott.

By 10 October 2012

As the ACT election draws ever nearer we typically see all sorts of mud slinging back and forth between the major parties. Today, citynews brings us word that ACT Labor have accused The Canberra Liberals of holding “secret, closed door” meetings with Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.
Apparently challenger to the throne Zed Seselja had [...]

Labor promises more police to fix Canberra drivers

By 28 September 2012

Team Katy have announced an expanded traffic team in ACT Policing if they are returned to government:
if re-elected in 2012, ACT Labor will invest $6.8 million for a road safety operations team, 8 more police and four dedicated vehicles to help prevent fatalities and serious crashes on our roads.
This investment will also see the ACT’s [...]

The war on fat kiddies continues

By 20 September 2012

Chief Minister Gallaher has found some more money to get kids in better shape:
If re-elected in 2012, ACT Labor will boost our investment to $390,000 over four years to promote healthy eating and exercise in primary schools – so more kids are Active Kids.
The boost in funding will be provided to the Physical Activity Foundation [...]

Duelling wrinklies plans as Katy also unveils

By 18 September 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher has also announced her package to woo the aged:
if re-elected ACT Labor will provide $5.21 million over four years to support older Canberrans to be valued and engaged members of our community and help reduce their cost of living.
Our commitment to older Canberrans includes:
– $620,000 to lower the qualifying age for the [...]

Katy makes motherhood statements about motherhood

By 15 September 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced that if elected she’ll get an adequate number of beds into the women’s hospital she’s only just finished building:
If re-elected ACT Labor will continue our investment in women’s, children’s and babies’ health investing $30 million to add an extra 19 beds to our Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, increase [...]

Much sought after Team Katy merch now available online

By 11 September 2012

Words fail me as I try to express my joy when the all-seeing eye turned up Chief Minister Gallagher’s online shop!
As you can see there’s a cycling jersey for Team Katy which will no doubt be the absolute talk of the cafe on Saturday morning.
But I would die and go to heaven if crime scene [...]

Katy says you shall go no further fatties

By 8 September 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced that she’s OK with the existing obese population but doesn’t want to see any more:
if re-elected ACT Labor will set a “zero growth” target by of making the current recorded rates of people
who are overweight and obese as the peak of the obesity epidemic in the ACT.
To achieve this she’s [...]

Katy promised $400,000 for preschool matters

By 4 September 2012

Showing how to execute a media strategy (unless the strategy is “let’s hope no-one actually reads this stuff“) Chief Minister Gallagher has been dripping out little feel good policies on a daily basis.
Today we have funding for a pre-school program:
If re-elected, ACT Labor will provide $400,000 for a Preschool Matters program to provide more support [...]

Katy flicks the switch on the Googong pipeline

By 24 August 2012

ACTEW’s Mark Sullivan has tweeted the big moment where Chief Minister Gallagher turned on the Murrumbidgee to Googong pipeline.
It’s a big deal because, on top of antagonising nutters along the route of the pipeline, we’re now able to buy water out of the Snowy Mountain scheme to fill our reservoirs should the need arise.
Exciting day [...]

Zed lashes out at the Greens as his no confidence motion goes down

By 22 August 2012

After shutting down the Legislative Assembly for a week the Liberals’ Zed Seselja has had the chance to play the martyr after the Greens, as promised, backed the Chief Minister come hell or high water on the Health Statistics scandal and Zed’s resulting no confidence motion.
Not, it should be noted, before the Chief Minister took [...]

Labor promises community gardens

By 20 August 2012

Chasing the Liberals hard into the weeds Katy Gallagher has announced a grand policy statement on the pressing issue of community gardens:
The 14 community gardens already operating in the ACT, provide opportunities for urban and suburban residents to grow their own fruit and vegetables and enjoy gardening activities in a social setting, as well as [...]

Welcoming Canberra’s Olympians home

By 15 August 2012

[ 28 August 2012; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ] If you’re of a charitable disposition Chief Minister Gallagher is throwing a party in Civic Square to welcome home Canberra’s Olympic Athletes.

“Like all Canberrans, I am extremely proud of our Olympians efforts in London, they represented themselves, their teams and their country with great distinction on the world’s stage,” the Chief Minister said.

“I am really [...]

Katy’s apology for forced adoption

By 14 August 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher has published her apology to people affected by past practices of forced adoption in the ACT:
Today the Government moves to apologise, on behalf of the Assembly and the community, to ACT residents, past and present, who have been affected by practices of forced adoption.
We acknowledge, with deep regret, that past practices of [...]

Zed to move no confidence over the health statistics scandal. Assembly shutdown.

By 13 August 2012

The Greens are talking themselves out of my vote with their shocking (yes I have been shocked) complacency in the health statistics scandal.
But the Liberals’ Zed Seselja has at least not given up yet and has announced he’s moving a no confidence motion.
“Tomorrow, I will move a motion of no confidence in the Chief [...]

Katy and Meredith sign off on the grand alliance

By 13 August 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher and Greens Leader (when did she stop just being the convenor?) Meredith Hunter have issued a policy light joint communique on the end of the Parliamentary Agreement which has kept Labor in power:
Today the ACT Labor Government and the ACT Greens Party met to discuss and formally report on the implementation of [...]

Liberals want all the documents on the health stats rort French holiday

By 2 August 2012

A bit late to the party, the Canberra Liberals are kicking the can along the road following yesterday’s frankly shocking admissions that the Chief Minister had neglected to mention before that she’d holidayed in the South of France with Kate Jackson (the only named member of what the Auditor-General suspects was a group who doctored [...]

Just look at my new bendy buses says the Chief Minister

By 1 August 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced her launch of a fleet of 20 new “accessible, articulated, large-capacity and environmentally friendly buses for the ACTION fleet.”
“It is great to see the first new articulated bus in Canberra in nearly 20 years now entering service and I have no doubt it will be a valuable addition to the [...]

Chief Minister holidayed in the south of france with data tampering Kate Jackson

By 1 August 2012

The Canberra Times is all over Chief Minister Gallagher’s late admission that she’s been on hols in 2010 with the only identified member of the Canberra Hospital health statistics scandal.
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher spent time during a 2010 overseas holiday with the Canberra Hospital executive who later confessed to tampering with emergency department data.
Ms Gallagher [...]

Katy Gallagher wants to give us free Wi-Fi too

By 28 July 2012

Katy Gallagher has come out with a few election promises of her own at an ACT Labor conference, and one of them’s looking suspiciously familiar. She’s promising to spend $1.6 million on a mobile dental clinic, and going full out on $3 million over four years to get free Wi-Fi on all ACTION buses, bus [...]

Canberra Hospital’s new menu systems improve patient experience

By 25 July 2012

Katy Gallagher, ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health, has credited Canberra Hospital’s two new food management systems with improving patient experience.
Canberra Hospital’s MyMeal system, which can create custom patient menus, was launched earlier this year. The DIETpas system, which accesses patient information to generate orders suited to the patient’s specific requirements, was introduced to accompany it [...]

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