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Your child may be eligible for the Meningococcal vaccine study
to evaluate the immunogenicity (antibody levels) and safety
We are looking for participants who have completed the full primary
vaccination schedule in the first six months as per the Australian
National Immunisation Program.
• Is your child generally healthy?
• Aged between 12 and 14 months?
• Does not have a history of meningococcal disease
• Has not received a vaccine against meningococcal disease
Please contact the Paediatric Research Unit at The Canberra Hospital
on 6174 7603 for more information.
This study has the approval of the ACT Human Research Ethics Committee.
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Clinical Trials Unit at Canberra Hospital,
collaborated with Menzies Research Institute
Tasmania, is conducting a national study on
improving treatment for people with high
If you are taking blood pressure lowering tablets
and are aged 70 years or younger
you may be eligible to participate.
If you are interested
and would like further
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Phone: (02) 6244 4251
This clinical study has been approved by
the ACT Health and Human Research Ethics
Committee (ACTH HREC)
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Free bus likely to restart at a price
A Centenary Loop bus at the
National Museum of Australia.
Picture: Elesa Lee
CANBERRANS had just become
accustomed to the free Centenary
Loop bus but the popular service has
Minister for Territory and Munic-
ipal Services Shane Rattenbury said
the success of the year-long free
service has sparked the interest of
private operators willing to carry on
the popular route.
The free service ran for the full
centenary year taking passengers past
Canberra s national icons and the
attractions of the parliamentary tri-
angle for free.
More than 128,000 people boarded
the bus during 2013. That is an average
of 387 people per day.
"There is no question that people
enjoyed it as a service," Mr Rattenbury
"One of the things that came out of
running the service was that the major
users were visitors."
The data collected from the year-
long bus operation showed 76 per cent
of users were tourists and 24 per cent
were local to Queanbeyan and
After looking at the data for local
use, Mr Rattenbury said terminating
the centenary loop service was the
"The service costs $750,000 to
operate for the year," he said.
"It s a question of focusing
resources and that money I d rather see
invested in services for local
Mr Rattenbury said Territory and
Municipal Services (TAMS) had
entered into discussions about the
continuation of a similar service with
interested private operators.
"In terms of tourists the provision of
the private service we believe will
meet those needs," he said.
"The operator will charge a fee like
any hop-on-hop off service you would
see in other cities."
Use of the free centenary service
was highest in September during the
period of Floriade.
While the centenary loop service is
destined to be carried on by an
interested private operator, Mr
Rattenbury said the government would
continue to support special transport
arrangements to manage popular pub-
"Special events like the multicul-
tural festival and others through the
year will get special transport arrange-
ments," he said.
"There will certainly be buses on for
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