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Disability scheme to result in cuts to costly legal action

Phillip Thomson PRESIDENT of the Australian Medical Association Steve Hambleton says the national disability insurance scheme will reduce the number of expensive claims lodged after bad births or pregnancies.

Calvary Public pays out $15m

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Phillip Thomson MORE than $15 million in compensation has been quietly paid to two disabled Canberrans in the past nine months because of medical negligence at Calvary Public Hospital when they were children.

Nikola's story a family's search for the truth

Nikola Stekovic.

Phillip Thomson Four-year-old Nikola Stekovic has recently learnt to walk.

Hospital payouts skyrocket

Medical negligence payouts at Canberra Hospital have increased drastically in the past three years.

Phillip Thomson Medical negligence payouts at Canberra Hospital have increased 500 per cent in the past three years, ACT Health figures show.

Envoy takes parting shot

Phillip Thomson CHINA'S ambassador to Australia, Chen Yuming, says protesters outside the embassy continue to cause disruption and annoy Chinese tourists, despite having been a regular fixture outside the Yarralumla...

Running for a reason lightens load

Phillip Thomson SHORTLY after taking up running Denis Reid was stopped by a mountain biker worried the grandfather was a lost old man disoriented in the bush.

R spectre puts public servants under pressure

Ian Watt speaks about the positive outcomes that may be available after being made redundant.

Phillip Thomson WHEN public servant Ian Watt accepted redundancy he spent sleep-deprived nights strategising how he would pay for his children's education.

Canberra's Jack Riley tried to break a record - find out how he went

Jack Riley ,18 attempts to break the Guinness world record by doing more than 75 forward somersaults in a minute.

Phillip Thomson The challenge was 76 forward rolls in one minute. The prize? Glory and acclaim in Guinness World Records.

Instant poetry tested in the pub

Phillip Thomson Alcohol, a few moral supporters and a poem scribbled on a napkin.

Motorcyclist hits kangaroo

Phillip Thomson Crash between kangaroo and man on motorbike.

Notorious stretch to get lights upgrade

Dr Andrew Leigh.

Phillip Thomson Belconnen Way has a dark history of drivers who have been killed and injured along its stretch.

Before long ride came rugged roads

Roslyn Harper and Andrew Steele are about to embark on a in the 9-day Great Victorian Bike Ride.

Phillip Thomson Queanbeyan's Roslyn Harper has signed up for the longest ride of her life. Again.

Pattern of debt for Wizard Power chief

Phillip Thomson Tony Robey's company Wizard Power owes $8 million to creditors and is in the hands of an administrator.

Electoral enrolment push urged

Phillip Thomson Labor frontbencher Kim Carr believes is urging the 500,000 disengaged eligible Australians to enrol.

Grand old lady given new status

Phillip Thomson Australia's largest polling booth, 16,900 kilometres away, will be heritage listed.

Back from the dead: science returns the gift of life

Six months ago Gary Organ had a cardiac arrest and was technically died until Canberra Hospital brought him back to life.

Phillip Thomson Organ donation and advances in medical science are saving people's lives with increasing success.

Collision-prone highway fails AAA rating test

The intersection of Hindmarsh Drive and Tuggeranong Parkway.

Phillip Thomson The Barton Highway is below international standard, with almost 100 smashes a year.

Crisis summit on business failures

The newly elected CEO of the ACT and Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Andrew Blyth, with the city of Canberra behind him.

Phillip Thomson A crisis meeting will address Canberra's dubious title as Australia's business failure capital.

Mothers share a life online

Four Canberra bloggers gather for a chat. Amanda Whitley, (left rear), Sabeen Saleem, (right rear), Lisa Berriman, (front left) and Vanisha Mishra-Vakaoti, (front right).

Phillip Thomson A clutch of women bloggers in Canberra is amassing tens of thousands of followers

Filmmakers flex muscle car tale at screening

A still from the documentary, The Southern Run.?

Phillip Thomson Justin-Kirilly Bush knew little about muscle cars when he started making a film about them.