Nov 15 2018

Canberra Hospital among Australia's most expensive

Canberra Hospital among Australia's most expensive

A new report suggests Canberra Hospital is the most expensive major hospital in the country, which suggests it is also among the country's most financially inefficient.The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report compared the average cost of care per patient across the country, finding large differences across different Australian...

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Nov 14 2018

ACT tradie licensing the most lax in Australia

ACT tradie licensing the most lax in Australia

Construction industry groups are calling for a major overhaul of the ACT's contractor licensing regime, saying rogue tradies are the major cause of Canberra's building quality woes.The ACT Master Builders Association say unlicensed contractors are undercutting qualified tradespeople, and delivering the type of shoddy building work plaguing new...

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Nov 14 2018

Gungahlin high rises raising eyebrows

Gungahlin high rises raising eyebrows

A six-hectare part of Gungahlin's town centre for community services could be moved away from the town centre, while apartments would rise up to 14 storeys in the centre's urban zone.The changes are contained in the territory government's final report of its Gungahlin town centre planning consultation, after the controversial approval of numerous...

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Nov 13 2018

UoC academics speak out against toxic culture

UoC academics speak out against toxic culture

Staff at the University of Canberra have rejected an offer for a new enterprise agreement, as academics continue to speak out against "crushing" workloads and a toxic culture on campus.Vice-chancellor Deep Saini said more than 74 per cent of staff had voted no to the proposal, which had been put to a ballot last week without union approval.

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