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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

Code defines ACT teachers' conduct

Emma Macdonald ACT teachers will receive their first common Code of Practice - bringing them into line with other professions.

Canberra house cleared for asbestos but the deadly dust still lurks

Tim Lyon of Pearce

Emma Macdonald A Pearce home owner is seeking legal advice after buying a home formally cleared by the ACT government of having Mr Fluffy asbestos, only to find out that was an administrative mistake and there is...

Upheaval blamed as ANU staff move to better-paying UC jobs

UC students, staff query rugby deal

Emma Macdonald The Australian National University is experiencing something of a brain drain as esteemed academics cross Belconnen Way for the University of Canberra.

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Consult your children before posting their photos online

Emma Macdonald Before you post that cute shot of your child wearing a multicoloured wig and funny glasses on Facebook, ask how the youngster feels about it.

CIT fashion courses bursting at the seams, but help at hand

Emma Macdonald Whether it is shows like Project Runway, the current crafting craze or the buzz of Fashfest, Canberra's ranks of would-be fashion designers are bursting at the seams.

University of Canberra Students' Association risks going broke

The University of Canberra.

Emma Macdonald An internal review of the University of Canberra Students' Association has recommended a financial and governance overhaul as it risks going broke.

Parents in PJs: that's one way to get them involved in school activities

Students and parents at Maquarie Primary School setup for a movie in the school corridor.
(L-R) Nate Halpin (yr 4), Luke Halpin,  Clare 
Halpin (yr 3), Sophia Halpin, Oliver Walker (Kindergarten), Lianne Gyles, Nicholas Walker (yr1) Yvette Walker, and Bradley Gyles (yr5).

Emma Macdonald Macquarie Primary School principal Wendy Cave has a simple suggestion on how schools can better engage with parents: ''Turn on the lights, open the door and invite parents inside.''

ANU probes Jewish students' harassment claims

Fleta Page and Emma Macdonald The Australian National University is investigating an alleged case of religious harassment that took place against Jewish students.

ACT schools top nation in literacy, numeracy

Emma Macdonald The ACT remains the highest performing state or territory for literacy and numeracy.

ACT schools say there's no formula for NAPLAN improvements

Emma Macdonald NAPLAN success a combination of motivating teachers to make a difference, and making school a happy and inviting place for the children.

A class act by tertiary leader Stephen Parker

University of Canberra Vice-chancellor Stephen Parker.

Emma Macdonald On January 26, University of Canberra vice-chancellor Stephen Parker is hosting a party to celebrate 26 years of living in Australia.

Kingston traders rejoice at return of Green Square

Josephine Spence, 18 months of Queanbeyan enjoying the grass at Green Square with her dad Nicholas.

Emma Macdonald Canberra's changing weather patterns have wrought havoc on the collective nerves of Canberra garden lovers. But none have monitored the skies so closely, as the Kingston traders.

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Mount Ainslie inspiration

Emma Macdonald Private Capital: Famous landmark helps Xiang Lei win University of Canberra’s children’s book competition.

Islamic school denied registration after highly critical review

Education Minister Joy Burch.

Emma Macdonald Proposed new Islamic school will not take enrolments this year after failing to plan for basic teaching, curriculum or child-safety requirements.

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Elvis sighting on King Edward Terrace!

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Emma Macdonald Luckily, local Elvis impersonator Andrew Leonard, aka Lemvis, has a new powder blue suit.

Inspiring a love of learning the greatest gift for parent

Emma Macdonald Peter Finegan is not surprised that Australia is failing to reduce indigenous or socio-economic disadvantage at school.

Painting the big picture in cancer care

Yanping Zhang has spent 16 years collecting data on breast cancer.

Emma Macdonald Yanping Zhang is not a doctor. But her contribution to breast cancer research in the ACT has potentially helped save lives.

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Staff and students face parking fees

University of Canberra students will pay up to $325 a year for parking.

Emma Macdonald UC students will pay up to $325 a year for parking, while staff will be up for $650 a year under charges to come into effect from next year.

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Kingston: Where all the cool kids go

Ellie Raymond and Effie Kochinos, owners of the new hip cafe in Kingston, Penny University.

Emma Macdonald On guard! Those hipsters have broken from the confines of Lonsdale Street, Braddon, and staged a southside invasion!

Kingston Traders win the grass battle

Spokesperson Pawl Cubbin, among the current planting.

Emma Macdonald Kingston Traders have won the battle to have grass replanted in Kingston Square without covering more than $40,000 in Government-imposed insurance and bonds.

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