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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.

Labor mates split on hospital survey

South Australian Minister for the Environment John Hill addresses a Public Forum on the safety of the proposed National Radioactive Waste Repository in Adelaide today.  Wednesday February 25th 2004.  FOR FAIFAX NEWS.  Picture by Bryan Charlton.  bzc040225.001.004 SPECIALX 001

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.

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.

One in 10 stuck on the margins of society

A homeless man sleeping on a bench.

Peter Jean About 10 per cent of Australians have been left ''profoundly marginalised'' from society.

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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.

Measles travels

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Peter Jean All passengers on a plane that is carrying someone infected with measles are at risk of contracting the disease, new research shows.

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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Libido not a dirty word for new parents

Peter Jean Doctors should routinely inquire about the sexual well being of new parents, medical conference told.

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Doctors should routinely inquire about the sexual well being

Childbirth can mean at least six years of bad sex.

Peter Jean Childbirth can mean six years of bad sex, or at least sex not as good as it used to be, a medical conference has been told.

Penny Wong and partner expecting first baby

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Peter Jean Finance Minister Penny Wong has announced her partner Sophie Allouache is pregnant.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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?