Nov 19 2018

Young people ditching private health cover

Young people ditching private health cover

Younger people are ditching private health cover or not taking up cover in the first place, finding it poor value for money.Last week APRA released the September quarter figures -- showing a continuing trend of younger people opting out of private health cover.

The number of Australians with hospital cover or higher has declined overall between...

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Nov 19 2018

Mesothelioma highest in Canberra

Mesothelioma highest in Canberra

The number of new mesothelioma cases in the ACT dropped during 2017, but the rate of the disease in Canberra is still at one of the highest levels since national reporting began.Nine new cases of mesothelioma were diagnosed in the ACT last year, with eight of them men.

Last year's figures are expected to rise even further in months to come, with...

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Nov 19 2018

Mould at Canberra Hospital

Mould at Canberra Hospital

A Canberra Hospital operating theatre was closed down for number of weeks after mould was found in an air filter.Theatre 14 at Canberra Hospital was shut down for a number of weeks June after the mould was found.

It was one of a number of maintenance problems that came up at ACT Health annual report hearings on Friday.

The hearing heard the...

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Nov 19 2018

Fete parking fines mean-spirited

Fete parking fines mean-spirited

Canberra Girls Grammar School is in discussions with the ACT government over parking fines given out to patrons of the school's fete last month.People who parked illegally at the Weetangera School fete were also pinged earlier this month, in what some have called a "mean-spirited" action by the government.

A Girls Grammar spokesman confirmed on...

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