Health and Wellbeing

The ACT Greens are working to see improvements in the health system, with a focus on preventative health, a wellness approach to health care, and a system that delivers outcomes.

Liberals endorse Greens policy for Wood Smoke Reduction

The NSW Liberals have proposed a wood smoke reduction policy which mirrors the policy of the ACT Greens.

The news comes as the NSW and ACT Asthma foundations today jointly called on ACT parties to take action to reduce wood smoke.

Drinking fountains

ACT Greens bring back the bubbler

The ACT Greens were joined by Australia on Tap today as they announced a $386,000 plan to increase access to free drinking water around Canberra with new drinking fountains in key public places and providing mobile water stations at events like Floriade and the Multicultural Festival.

The full package can be found at: http://act.greens.org.au/content/drinking-fountains

Drinking fountains

The ACT Greens were joined by Australia on Tap today as they announced a $386,000 plan to increase access to free drinking water around Canberra with new drinking fountains in key public places and providing mobile water stations at events like Floriade and the Multicultural Festival.

To increase public access to drinking water and reduce waste the ACT Greens will…

North-side Birth Centre Should Be Stand-Alone

ACT Greens Health Spokesperson, Amanda Bresnan MLA, has welcomed the ACT Government’s recognition that Canberra’s North-side needs a birth centre, but criticised its dismissal of a stand-alone birth centre.

Health - funding boost for Lymphoedema services

Greens funding boost for Lymphoedema services

The ACT Greens have announced an election commitment to increase funding for public Lymphoedema services by $624,000 over the next four years. The funding will ease the pressure on the Calvary Lymphoedema Clinic and ensure people suffering the condition can access public health services in a timely manner.

NSP to protect community’s health

ACT Greens Health and Corrections spokesperson Amanda Bresnan has today welcomed the Government’s decision to introduce a needle and syringe program (NSP) at the AMC.

The ACT Greens have campaigned for an NSP to be established since the opening of Canberra’s prison and published a discussion paper in 2010 outlining evidence from overseas prisons with NSPs.

Positive action on wood heaters, but more reform needed

The Greens have welcomed the ACT Government’s decision to prohibit the installation of wood heaters in new Molonglo Valley suburbs. The Government’s move follows a Greens’ proposal, released in a discussion paper earlier this year.

Auditor General report recommends ED targets review

The ACT Greens have reaffirmed their call for a review of performance indicators for Emergency Department (ED) waiting time targets in the wake of an Auditor General report on the manipulation of ED data.

Greens respond to 2012/13 ACT Budget

Greens Budget Response Pack - Table of Contents - Media Release Pack