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HERITAGE TRAIN TRIPS
Market Day Train - Sunday 15 March: Ta k e a
trip through the Molonglo Gorge & Pine Range
tunnels to Bungendore, departing Canberra
Railway Station at 12.15pm & returning at
3.41pm with time in Bungendore for a picnic
lunch or to visit the markets or the many
attractions. The train is diesel-hauled during
times of high fire danger.
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See locomotives large
and small including loco
1210 which hauled the
first train into Canberra
in 1914. Find us in Geijera
Place, Kingston, (near
the Kingston Foreshore).
CANBERRA RAILWAY MUSEUM
Saturday 28 March: What a great idea!
Mix and mingle, enjoy fine food and wine,
dancing to live music on the train. Get your
love life back on track by meeting new people
and maybe change the course of your life!
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Scottish Highland Festival
Saturday 11 April: Scottish ancestry or not,
you'll want to be on board our special diesel-hauled
heritage train to visit the renowned Highland Festival
at Bundanoon. Enjoy the sound and spectacle of the
massed pipe bands, the traditional food and craft stalls
and the highland games - caber tossing, haggis hurling,
shot put and the Brigadoon Heavy Challenge. Breakfast
and dinner available on the train. Licensed bar on board.
Departs Canberra 7.35 am and returns at 8.50 pm. A
local piper will greet you at Canberra Station and play
on the train. Ask for a colour brochure.
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Residents invited to
rate area suitability
Canberrans are being asked how
age friendly their suburbs are and
what can be done to improve life for
The Council on the Ageing ACT
received grant money from the
ACT Office for the Ageing for a
project which was focused on
Ainslie and Weston.
Policy officer Jane Thomson said
issues of mobility and age-
friendliness were high priorities in
both suburbs, which have numbers
of aged care facilities and
independent residences occupied
by older people.
She said the consultation s
purpose was to gather ideas about
potential improvements to the
physical and social character of the
"Roads ACT has got money to
spend on infrastructure, physical
things like kerb grading, car park
surfaces and things like that," Ms
"We don t want to limit people s
ideas. We are also interested in
social connection, whether people
feel isolated, and if they find it easy
to get information or have helpful,
COTA is hoping residents
outside the two focus suburbs will
also contribute ideas during the
consultation which is due to wrap
up in July.
For more information, visit
cotaact.org.au or call 6282 3777.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 2
Corps befuddled by low numbers
Only 17 health professionals from
Canberra have volunteered to work
in Indigenous communities in the
Northern Territory with the Remote
Area Health Corps since 2008.
The scheme -- established in
2008 and funded by the Department
of Health -- deploys GPs and
registered nurses to remote
Since 2008, every state and
territory contributed more health
professionals than the ACT -- NSW
sent 183 staff, Queensland sent 166
while 23 staff travelled from
Tasmania and 48 -- almost triple the
ACT number -- came from New
RAHC general manager Philip
Roberts said they had struggled to
understand the lack of involvement
by health professionals in the ACT
given their training and awareness.
Jill Bestic, a senior lecturer in
rural and remote medicine with the
Australian National University,
spent 30 weeks in the territory
under the program and described it
as personally rewarding but
It is enormously challenging
because it is outside of mainstream
medicine and because your are
confronted by the plight of the
Aboriginal people, the complexity
of their health needs and their living
standards, she said.
Ms Bestic said the small number
of Canberrans making the trip to the
territory could be because of a lack
of GPs in the ACT.
There has been a massive
workforce shortage in Canberra and
there hasn t been a pool of people to
call on over the years.
If you own a practice you have
obligations to that, so when you
don t have those obligations late in
your career you re more free to do
so," she said.
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