Health/Disability

Outdoor Smoke-free Areas Consultation open until December 17

The ACT Government is committed to protecting the public from the harms associated with smoking and exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke. One way of doing this is to create smoke-free areas in public spaces.

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Estimates recommendations on loose-fill asbestos

The Select Committee on Estimates has made the following recommendations about loose-fill asbestos

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Asbestos Response Task Force to present to North Canberra Community Council – 21 April

The ACT Government Asbestos Response Task Force has agreed to present to the North Canberra Community Council meeting on 21 April 2015. The Task Force expects to address topics including: an update on the buyback scheme what support is being provided to homeowners support specific to elderly

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Canberra MLA Shane Rattenbury takes questions on Mr Fluffy

Canberra MLA Shane Rattenbury takes questions on “Mr Fluffy” loose-fill asbestos houses at the North Canberra Community Council meeting on 19 November 2014.

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Your day-to-day life in Canberra

An online survey about day-to-day life, health and wellbeing in the ACT will be open 16th-31st of May. It is funded by ACT Health and is being run by researchers at both The Australian National University and The University of Canberra. They are hoping to get a

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Proposed Letter to Federal Minister for Health and Aging

The Hackett Community Association (HCA) has been encouraging the establishment of a pharmacy at the local shops because there are many older residents of Hackett who find it difficult to get to nearby pharmacies due to lack of personal transport, poor interconnecting bus services or lack of

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Lifeline calls to be free from mobiles

Mobile phone calls to Lifeline are to become free from anywhere in Australia. The Federal Government says mobile phone companies have agreed not to charge people calling the helpline number. Mental Health Minister Mark Butler says the phone companies will be compensated by the Government. He says

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Community Forum: Inner North – Healthy Communities Initiative (29 June 2010)

Community Forum: Inner North - Healthy Communities Initiative (29 June 2010)

If you provide, participate or want to participate in physical activities in Inner North Canberra and/or love foods that build a healthy body, you are invited to attend this event. We need your feedback about what’s needed in inner north Canberra to support a healthy lifestyle. DATE:

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Healthcare Consumers Survey: Would you like to see the nurse?

Healthcare Consumers Survey: Would you like to see the nurse?

Would you be happy to see a nurse instead of a doctor for some of your medical care? The Health Care Consumer’s Association of the ACT, Canberra’s peak health consumers organization, in partnership with the ANU is asking just that question through an online Nurse Survey being

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Have your say about new rules for disability services

Have your say about new rules for disability services

Commonwealth, State and Territory governments want to hear from people about what rules (standards) should be in place for disability services. This consultation is currently underway. These rules will be used by disability service providers all over Australia. Governments are setting the rules to make sure all

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