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ACT kids beat states in sport, reading

Children in sport

Peter Jean Canberra children are more likely than their interstate peers to play sport, participate in organised artistic and cultural activities and read for pleasure.

Stanhope resigns as ACT Chief Minister

Jon Stanhope, ACT chief minister

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

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.

Hep C: call for more action

Peter Jean Needle-exchange services should be provided in late-night convenience stores, petrol stations and in all Australian prisons to help stop the spread of hepatitis C, according a public health group.

Labor to move motion on Abbott's comments

The federal opposition leader Tony Abbott.

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

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COAG's summit lifts gaze toward royal ascent

Peter Jean, Jacqueline Williams The rules which govern who can be King or Queen will be on the list of topics discussed when Prime Minister Julia Gillard meets with premiers and chief ministers at a meeting of the Council of...

Labor mates split on hospital survey

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Peter Jean Party solidarity and the upcoming ACT election has failed to deter South Australia's Labor Minister for Health John Hill from criticising Canberra's biggest public hospital.

Assessing the alternatives

Peter Jean P atients seeking reassurance about their doctor's medical qualifications usually have to look no further than the certificates hanging on the walls behind the medico's desk.

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.

Retired pollies fight for perks

Peter Jean Former federal politicians have threatened to launch court action to prevent the federal government from reining in their taxpayer-funded travel entitlements and from blocking ''windfall'' pension...

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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.

Albanese, Abbott, dragged Kelly back from the brink

Peter Jean As the Labor caucus engaged in a very public slanging match about the leadership last week, Eden-Monaro MP Mike Kelly was considering whether to give up his career in politics.

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.

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...

Same-sex marriage bill reveals differences

Kristina Keneally.

Peter Jean Differences within Christian communities over gay marriage are being brought to the surface by a Senate inquiry into a Greens bill to permit same-sex marriages.

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.

Teen drug leads to depression: study

Peter Jean Teenagers who take speed or ecstasy appear to have an increased risk of developing depression, regardless of whether or not they have previously suffered from depressive symptoms.

Auditors comb hospital data

Press conference with Katy Gallagher -  ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health.

Peter Jean, John Thistleton Forensic auditors are investigating the tampering of Canberra Hospital performance data which had the potential to see the ACT incorrectly allocated at least part of $3.

Flu vaccine could save thousands of hospital visits

Peter Jean More than 17,000 hospital admissions might have been avoided last year if the patients had been vaccinated, according to figures issued by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.