Tag Archives: katy gallagher

Politicians getting cranky, probably need a nap

By 28 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

It was all business for a while there press-release-wise, it’s good to see the people we elect into positions of power and responsibility have managed to get back to the important task of spending their time attacking each other.
Wait, did I say good? I meant horribly depressing.
“I strongly reject any accusation by the opposition that [...]

Maternity review

By 28 November 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher has made known her response to the ACT Centenary Hospital for Women and Children – Maternity Model of Care and Demand Review:
“The key finding of the review into the model of care and demand for these services is that there is a safe and effective service that exists within the Canberra Hospital [...]

Katy carries a big stick on the Centenary Trail

By 27 November 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher is blogging her adventures on the Centenary Trail, one stage at a time, or for now Stage 1.
When I officially opened the Centenary Trail in October this year I promised myself that I would complete the Trail as soon as I could manage by setting myself the challenge of one stage [...]

Katy backflips on arboretum photography pricing

By 31 October 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher has tweeted the end to the ludicrous and long overdue photography fee policy at the arboretum.
Now to string up the muppet who decided on it in the first place?
After strong response from community the $200 professional photography fee for @NatArboretum will be removed #canberra
— Katy Gallagher MLA (@KatyGMLA) October 31, 2013

What Katy’s been doing

By 21 October 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced a vast laundry list of “achievements” for her first year after winning an election.
A pedant might question some of these “achievements”. If I declare a resolution to lose weight I haven’t achieved much until the pounds come off have I?
Here they all are:
Creating opportunity and a more liveable city
– Increased [...]

ACT takes out gold medal for obesity prevention

By 18 October 2013

The Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society compares states and territories on a range of obesity prevention priorities, and apparently the ACT is ranked first in every one of them and so has been awarded the gold medal for obesity prevention.
We’re number one! We’re number one!
I bet Katy is pleased.
“It is a great honour to [...]

Ladies, would you like to go mountain biking?

By 16 October 2013

Katy Gallagher today launched a series of mountain biking events aimed at getting women and girls to try out mountain biking.
These 2014 Dirt de Femme events will be taking place at Stomlo Forest park, are all between 20 and 25 km, and will be taking place between Feb and May next year.
Apparently we’ve already got [...]

Happy Birthday Queanbeyan, have some trees!

By 15 October 2013

Katy Gallagher met with the Mayor of Queanbeyan Tim Overall today in order to present the ACT’s Birthday gift to our favourite neighbor Queanbeyan.
It’s a lot of trees, like 1000 of them.
I hope Queanbeyan likes trees.
“To help celebrate Queanbeyan’s milestone birthday of 175 years and to commemorate the special relationship between our two cities, approximately [...]

Katy wants kids to take photos of the Centenary

By 15 October 2013

The Chief Ministeris calling on kids to get involved in Snap 100 – A Kids Eye View, a project where kids show us how they seen this whole centenary thing through the magic of photogramancy.
I mean photography.
The winning photos in each gallery will be used by Canberra Glassworks as inspiration to create unique works which [...]

Centenary of Canberra Rally heads to Old Parliament House

By 8 October 2013

The Centenary of Canberra Rally doesn’t appear to be a race, which is a shame.
A procession of cars will be driving at reasonable speeds from Jervis Bay to Old Parliament House, and probably none of them will be going sidewards at any point.
Disappointing Canberra.
That being said if looking at old cars is you thing, you [...]

Give me 5 for Kids makes $108,000 for Canberra Hospital Foundation

By 16 September 2013

Katy Gallagher, on behalf of the Canberra Hospital Foundation, today accepted a cheque from Southern Cross Ten Canberra for $108,000.
The funds were raised during June by the Give Me 5 For Kids Month campaign.
“I would like to thank Southern Cross Ten for their extremely generous donation that will enable the Foundation to purchase items for [...]

Katy Gallagher meets with Mayor of Beijing Wang Anshun

By 5 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Katy Gallagher met with the Mayor of Beijing Wang Anshun today as a part of her StudyCanberra delegation visit to China.
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher today met with Mayor of Beijing Wang Anshun as part of her StudyCanberra delegation visit to China.
“It is with great pleasure that I met with the Mayor of Beijing nearing the [...]

$2.1 million to reduce obesity rates in Canberra

By 28 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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


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


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


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


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


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 [...]

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