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Labor to move motion on Abbott's comments

Peter Jean and Jonathan Swan ACT Labor wants Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to endorse a ''Statement of Commitment to Canberra''.

Medicare cuts mean 1200 babies not conceived, says IVF professor

23RD OCTOBER- 2012 -NEWS -STORY- PETER JEAN -THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.Case study on IVF: Craig and Jen Glover of Gowrie had baby Lucas 10 1/2 months with the help of IVF because cancer treatment affected Craig's fertility.

Peter Jean, Amy Corderoy THE number of IVF treatments in Australia has fallen for the first time in nearly 30 years, after government cuts to Medicare payments.

MPs seek national response to bullying

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Peter Jean Tough penalities and a national advisory service have been recommended after an inquiry was told of widespread bullying in Australian workplaces, including some cases that led to workers taking their...

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Study finds bariatric surgery weighted to the wealthy

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Peter Jean Poorer people are more likely to struggle with weight problems but government subsidies for bariatric surgery mostly benefit wealthier patients.

Bring back public service: CPSU

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Peter Jean The public sector union claims taxpayers are being forced to wait longer for a range of federal government services.

Same-sex unions: Obama says 'I do' , PM says 'I don't'

Peter Jean They see eye-to-eye on many international political issues, but Julia Gillard says she won't be following the example of Barack Obama by supporting same-sex marriage.

Dogged Abbott sticks to his pet subject

Peter Jean He was already worried about how families would cope with the carbon tax. But what about the homeless dogs, cats, birds and lizards who need to be kept warm?

Hopes pay rise won't be lost in the shadows

Peter Jean The federal opposition hopes that the Remuneration Tribunal will agree to ''transitional arrangements'' to ensure that none of its shadow ministers have to miss out on hefty pay rises.

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Stanhope resigns as ACT Chief Minister

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Peter Jean and David McLennan Jon Stanhope announces that he will resign as ACT Chief Minister.

Rudd backers wary of Gillard ambush

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Peter Jean Supporters of Kevin Rudd fear an overseas trip may make it impossible for the Foreign Minister to campaign effectively if Prime Minister Julia Gillard calls a Labor leadership ballot next week.

PM's camp calls Rudd party-wrecker

Ross Peake, Peter Jean Julia Gillard's camp now believes Kevin Rudd will be seen as a ''Labor Party wrecker'' after his decision to bring the leadership tension into the open.

Government unfit for office: Abbott

Peter Jean Labor's leadership crisis had demonstrated that the minority government was unfit to continue in office, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said last night.

Canberra MPs back Gillard

Emma Macdonald and Peter Jean LOCAL REACTION: The ACT's Labor MPs have welcomed Julia Gillard's win in today's leadership ballot, and are relieved it is over.

Mixed views on flu response as lurgy season returns

Peter Jean Nobody likes working next to somebody with a contagious illness, but most of us have turned up to work when sick with flu-like symptoms.

Same-sex marriage arguments released

Peter Jean Altering the definition of marriage to allow same-sex couples to wed would be the equivalent of defining sheep stations as lighthouses, a Senate committee has been told.

Abbott warns of a double dissolution over carbon tax

Peter Jean Australians will head quickly back to the polls if the Coalition wins the next federal election but fails to persuade the Senate to repeal the carbon tax, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott warned...

PM refuses to rule out safety net cuts

Peter Jean Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott have clashed over the Medicare safety net after the Prime Minister refused to rule out making more cuts to the scheme that was introduced by the Opposition Leader when...

Greens push for alcohol warnings

Peter Jean The federal government should disassociate itself from international objections to a Thai plan to introduce mandatory health warning labels on alcohol bottles, the Greens say.

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Tsunami alert action praised

International Head of Red Cross Bekele Geleta spoke at a conference in Canberra today.

Peter Jean As the news flashed around the world of a massive earthquake in the Indian Ocean, Bekele Geleta's first emotion was fear.

Heat on PM as Speaker stands aside

Speaker of the House Peter Slipper during Question Time at Parliament House Canberra on Thursday 16 February 2012.
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Peter Jean The Gillard government's support on the floor of the House of Representatives has been further eroded by Speaker Peter Slipper's announcement he will stand aside while police decide whether to...