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Oprah Audience Discovers Canberra

Audience members from The Oprah Winfrey Show visited Australia’s capital city, Canberra today.

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Tuggeranong Town Park gets new stage

Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann today welcomed the Gillard Government’s direct investment of $380,000 ina new covered stage at Tuggeranong Town Park.

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Proceeds of Crime pays out $155,000 to ACT project

Minister for Home Affairs and Justice, Brendan O’Connor and Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann today announced $155,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act for Canberra’s Police Community Youth Club, as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to reducing crime.  

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$100,000 for After-Hours GP Services

The Phillip Medical and Dental Centre will receive $100,000 for after-hours GP services, Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann said today.

The funding is part of the General Practice After-Hours Grants, announced by Minister for Health and Ageing Nicola Roxon today.

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Federal ACT members urge Senator Humphries to support Telecommunications Legislation

Federal Members, Andrew Leigh and Gai Brodtmann, and ACT Senator, Kate Lundy have today urged ACT Liberal Senator Gary Humphries to support the  Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 currently before the Senate.

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Canberra sets record for organ donation

The ACT is on track to equal its best year yet in multi-organ donations, Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann said today.

Australia’s annual rate of organ donation stagnated at about 11 donors per million people in 2009.

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ACT schools connecting with Asia

Students at Merici College St Clare’s College, and St Mary Mackillop College will have an opportunity to better connect with Asian culture and languages with $30,000 Federal government funding announced today.

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ACT gets funding boost for home and community care services

Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann, Member for Fraser, Andrew Leigh and Senator Kate Lundy today welcomed the announcement of  $1.3 million in additional funding for home and community care services for 13 organisations in the ACT by Federal Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler and ACT Minister for Health Katy Gallagher.

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ACT Rights for Equal Representation

Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann said she will support the Restoring Territory Rights (Voluntary Euthanasia Legislation) Bill 2010.

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Historic anti-discrimination laws welcomed

Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann, today visited a local childcare centre with Attorney General, Robert McClelland, Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis and the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler to highlight the Government’s efforts to tackle discrimination with the Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill.

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