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Improving women’s and children’s health

This election there is a strong focus on health, and what we can do to improve health care services across Canberra.

When it comes to women’s and children’s health, Labor has made some significant commitments to ensure there are a range of health care options available so we can prevent illness and disease, and give families access to health services where and when they need them.

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The budget for a growing Gungahlin

Last week the ACT Government passed the 2016-17 Budget, bringing millions of dollars of new infrastructure and services across the Yerrabi region.

Gungahlin is growing and our infrastructure must enable us to keep moving. That’s why I’m very happy the Government is delivering on duplicating Horse Park Drive, from Bonner to the Federal Highway.

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A healthy, happy Yerrabi

Whether it’s through my role as a mum or my job as Assistant Minister for Health, I think it’s essential to have access to good quality and affordable healthcare.

Here in Yerrabi, there have been a flurry of public and private healthcare options open up during the past couple of years, including the Gungahlin Community Health Centre and a number of GP clinics, including in Crace, Casey, and the Gungahlin Town Centre.

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Being active across Canberra

Even though snow has dusted Canberra and winter has its grips on us, it’s still important to get out and about and be active, no matter what the weather.

I’ve been going for my early morning walks around the Town Centre or Yerrabi Pond or finding some good exercise videos on YouTube for the colder morning. Early mornings are the only times I can find time these days, and all the experts say even if it’s only 20 minutes its better than 0 minutes!

And over the past few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of unveiling a range of initiatives that are designed to keep Canberrans moving and to lead full and healthy lives.

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A plan to keep Canberra moving

It’s been a busy few weeks in the transport part of my Ministerial portfolios and we’ve made some major changes to the way Canberrans get around our city.

The new Transport Canberra agency is now up and running to make moving around Canberra easier and more convenient, integrating buses, light rail, walking and cycling infrastructure. This is all part of the plan to keep Canberra moving.

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Hibberson Street survey showing strong support for change

More than 600 people have filled in Meegan Fitzharris’ survey so far about the future of Hibberson Street in Gungahlin.

The survey, launched five weeks ago, asked people to state whether they would like to see change on Hibberson Street, including permanently closing the street to cars, turning it into a shared zone like Bunda Street in Civic, or closing it off during the day only to ensure more night-time activity.

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Speech - Hibberson Street survey update

I rise to give the Assembly an update on progress so far with my survey on Hibberson Street in the Gungahlin town centre.

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Speech - Importance of modern cancer facilities for Canberra

I am very pleased to speak to this matter of public importance today on the importance of modern cancer facilities in the Canberra region. There would be few families in Canberra untouched by cancer. In 2015 it is estimated that 126,800 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed nationwide and there are up to 1,500 new cases each year among ACT residents.

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Speech - National Broadband Network

I am very pleased to move this motion today because it goes to the very heart of this government’s agenda for Canberra and for Canberra’s future. This Labor government recognises the importance of the digital economy.

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Speech - Jessica's charity work

I am delighted today to rise to let the Assembly know about nine-year-old Jessica, who attends Burgmann Anglican School in Gungahlin. I welcome Jessica, her mum and dad John and Carla, and also members from Communities@Work, who members will know well, and Mark Scarborough from My Gungahlin.

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