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David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

S'no business like snow business in the Snowy Mountains

David Ellery Snow resorts are gearing up for the possibility of a mega ski season thanks to massive dumps over the weekend.

Tuggeranong trade training centre opens doors

David Ellery An $8.1 million public schools trade training centre in Tuggeranong is to begin operation when school resumes on Monday.

Transport set for $70 million spend

Andrew Barr.

David Ellery Tuesday’s budget allocated almost $70 million towards improved transport services and infrastructure, not including the light-rail project.

It's all about jobs as records topple

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David Ellery The ACT government is relying on record capital spending of $2.5 billion over the next four years to help shield the Canberra economy.

Focus on the big picture thinking a welcome change

David Ellery The Canty family of Torrens has a lot riding on what has been billed as the most significant ACT budget in decades.

Former Cabberra student tells of being 'victimised' over Marist College abuses

Victimised: Former Marist student Dan Hopkinson.

David Ellery Having been "victimised" for trying to speak out about child abuse in the 1990s, Daniel Hopkinson is telling his story.

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Devil of a time for crazy critters

David Ellery Despite their reputation for unpremeditated violence and a unique language of their own that consists entirely of cuss words, Tasmanian devils get a bad rap, Dr Janine Deakin believes.

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Girl's tribute to inventor set in concrete

David Ellery Defence Science and Technology Organisation building named in honour of black box flight recorder inventor David Warren.

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Yacht Club backs Communities@Work with new regatta

David Ellery Did you know Canberra is home to what is probably the largest inland yacht club in Australia?

Samuel Woldeamamual Gebremichael, Kirsten Molloy win Canberra Marathon 2014

Canberra Marathon.

David Ellery Ethiopian Samuel Woldeamamual Gebremichael has won the men's race in The Canberra Times Canberra Marathon and Kirsten Molloy has crossed the line first in the women's race.

Another 30 grand and Canberra's 6029 will do the locomotion

The Canberra Railway Museum Easter steamfest.

David Ellery A band of steam railway enthusiasts working out of the Canberra Railway Museum say they are just weeks away from recommissioning the largest steam engine ever to ride Australian rails - if they can...

W.R. Grace assurances cold comfort for victims

Libby, Montana.

David Ellery W.R. Grace, the multibillion-dollar, multinational chemical company that sold asbestos-contaminated vermiculite from Libby, Montana, around the world from 1963 to 1990, does not want people to be...

US insulation product used in Australia at the centre of world's costliest asbestos scandal

1960s photo of the Monaro Mall.

David Ellery Thousands of Australians are believed to have been exposed to an American insulation product at the centre of the world's costliest asbestos scandal

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Gallipoli centenary: Granddaughter hopes to attend to honour family history

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Gladys McLean who wants to attend the Gallipoli Centenary at home in McKellar.
Filed: Wednesday, 12 February 2014 4:04:30 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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David Ellery As a little girl Gladys McLean always knew she could rely on her grandad, George Jakeman, when it came to the delicate art of splinter removal.

ActewAGL faces Vietnam vet Ian McQuire who won't back down

David Ellery A 75-year-old Vietnam war veteran, left livid when ActewAGL workers entered his Kaleen property without his consent.

Canberra motorists claim they are kept in dark on CTP savings

Juan Rodriguez of Florey is concerned how much his rego cost for a Kia Cerato.

David Ellery Compulsory third party insurance changes have failed to save most motorists a cent.

Fuel discounts cost Canberrans in the long run

David Ellery Canberra is the ''canary in the coalmine'' of supermarket petrol duopolies an independent retailers spokesman has claimed.

Digger remembered at HQJOC

David Ellery Bungendore grazier Bruce Hyles is not a man who takes his existence for granted.

Apia lifts cut-off for CTP rebate

An APIA Insurance Ad.

David Ellery Apia has lifted the cut-off age for eligibility for its $75 good driver rebate in the ACT from 69 to 79.

Locals work hard to restore environment

Cubs Hannah Puschak (8) and Jess Preston (10), plant trees at Mt Majura for National plant a tree day.

David Ellery More than 100 volunteers braved the cool conditions to plant 400 trees on the slopes of Mount Majura on Sunday.