‘Sobering’ report sees ACT hospitals trail behind the nation 

When compared to the national average, the ACT's hospitals are performing worse, on almost every indicator, than the rest of Australia, according to the "AMA Public Hospital Report Card 2020" released today (October 1).  

Don’t be complacent ACT on covid cases: Health Minister

The ACT government are considering contingency plans should concerns that an unexpected coronavirus outbreak could affect vulnerable Canberrans.

Virus crisis / Hotel quarantine greets homecomers

Hotel quarantine for returning Aussies and 'hibernation' assistance for businesses is the latest in the COVID:19 battle reports MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Two-thirds of schools at risk of lead contamination

"The Education Directorate is aware of the presence of lead paint and other hazardous materials across our school network – we don’t need to order inspections because we know where the hazardous materials are".

Canberra’s not immune to enemy of complacency

"Crowded pubs, close lines of people, casual attitudes in shops and recreation areas are all testament to complacent attitudes to the pandemic; the very things that will bring COVID-19 back to Canberra," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

Construction begins on intensive care unit expansion

The $13.5 million expansion of the Canberra Hospital’s intensive care unit is underway and will be complete by the end of the year, according to ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith. 

Country folk targeted as hospital ‘consults’

Shafting people who live in the national capital region simply makes Canberrans bad neighbours, says political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

Health chief more than doubles crowd numbers

ACT chief health officer Dr Kerryn Coleman will allow venues to more than double crowd numbers from 200 to 500 next Friday (November 13). 

Travellers cleared to leave ACT lockdown, fly out to Brisbane

Around 70 per cent of returning travellers from Brisbane were expected to leave ACT quarantine immediately.

To get control, it’s time to test people without symptoms

To get on top of the coronavirus, we also need to test people without symptoms, says Prof RAINA MacINTYRE

Perth travel restrictions will be lifted tonight

Coronavirus travel restrictions from Perth to Canberra will be lifted at 6pm (February 5). 

Big Tobacco cops another big kick in the teeth

"In the US, Canada and the UK, electronic cigarette use is unregulated and widespread. They are extensively glamourised through social media resulting in an epidemic of young people using them," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE

AstraZeneca rolls out in the ACT

A few Canberra Health Services doctors were the first to receive an AstraZeneca vaccine this morning (March 10), marking the beginning of its rollout. 

Health figures reveal an uncaring ACT government

"Chief Minister Andrew Barr and his neo-liberal Labor and Greens colleagues have, in real terms, pumped huge amounts of money out of acute health care since 2012," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.

Report: ACT health lags behind the nation

Canberra hospitals are performing overwhelmingly the worst at delivering services in the country, according to the release of two reports on Australian health systems.

Shot in the arm may not be a shot in the arm

"What really troubles me is that even before I get that second needle AstraZeneca might well be obsolete. There’s absolutely no guarantee that one of these new killer strains won’t have slipped through the borders and run riot in one of our big cities," writes "The Gadfly" columnist ROBERT MACKLIN.

Virus crisis rips hard-right philosophy to shreds

"The nation is underprepared to deal most effectively with the current challenges. Spending on prevention is like an insurance policy: it is difficult to see the value unless there is a disaster," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE. 

Mental health care waiting times place strain on carers: report

The Productivity Commission report on government services revealed Canberrans waiting for mental health care are experiencing the longest waiting times in the country.

ACT cuts deliver longest surgery waits in Australia

"The backlog in elective surgery has very little to do with the COVID-19 pandemic and almost everything to do with savage cuts to the ACT health budget by the ALP and the Greens over the last six years," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.

Family member becomes fifth confirmed covid case 

A man in his 20s has returned a positive result to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. 





Happy birthday Leonardo – Queanbeyan style

The new Rusten House Arts Centre in Collett Street was previewed today (April 15, World Art Day) before a select group of arts insiders, gardeners, builders and local identities. 


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