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Majura Pines forest to be turned over for recreational use

Peter Jean Majura Pines - where Cadel Evans once raced mountain bikes - is to be spruced up and reopened for recreational use.

Katy Gallagher heckled by Canberra mums

ACT chief minister Katy Gallagher

Peter Jean and Lisa Cox ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher appeared surprised by protest calling for tougher punishments for child sex offenders.

ACT budget won't return to surplus until 2016-17

ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr

Peter Jean ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr has vowed to prioritise boosting Canberra's economy over running big surpluses as he revealed a $100 million deterioration in the government's budgetary position.

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Actew Water set to change its name

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher

Peter Jean ACTEW Corporation needs a new chief executive, a new chair and a new name.

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Mark Sullivan to leave Actew

Mark Sullivan.

Peter Jean and Lisa Cox Actew managing director Mark Sullivan is leaving the ACT Government-owned water utility.

Kathy Leigh appointed new head of the ACT public service

Kathy Leigh.

Peter Jean Senior bureaucrat Kathy Leigh has been appointed head of the ACT public service.

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Gamblers 'blamed for addiction'

Peter Jean Australians often view problem gambling as a 'moral failing', new research finds.

ACT's top public servant Andrew Cappie-Wood resigns

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Peter Jean The ACT government’s top bureaucrat has resigned to take up a senior position in the NSW public service.

Limited options upset medical students

Jeremy Hanson.

Peter Jean The ACT Health Directorate has been accused of bullying final-year ANU medical students.

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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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Hospitals feel the strain

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Peter Jean Australia's ageing population is already starting to place pressure on the health system as the number of people aged 85 and older admitted to hospital surges.

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Measles travels


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

Erectile dysfunction a 'canary' for heart disease


Peter Jean It's been branded the “canary in the trousers". Erection problems in men can be a marker not only for heart problems but also indicate the severity of cardiovascular disease.

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.

Bring back public service: CPSU

Louise Persse.

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

Cancer survival rate in ACT is best in Australia

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Peter Jean The ACT has the best cancer survival rate in Australia and there has been a dramatic increase in the number of patients beating the disease, a new report shows.

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.

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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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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Funding to help wildlife move to safety

Peter Jean Wildlife corridors crossing state borders could get funding priority under the federal government's National Wildlife Corridors Plan to help fauna adapt to climate change.