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Kirsten Lawson is the Chief Assembly reporter at The Canberra Times

Mr Fluffy home owners to rally at Parliament House

Kirsten Lawson Mr Fluffy home owners will meet at Federation Mall in front of Parliament House on Sunday for a family picnic day that they hope other Canberrans will join, in a show of support.

ACT government rezones land for light rail

Kirsten Lawson The ACT government has lodged an application to rezone seven sites on the light rail route.

Canberra will consider its own rooftop solar scheme if Commonwealth scheme cut, says Simon Corbell

Australia's renewable energy sector faces an uncertain future.

Kirsten Lawson ACT Environment Minister Simon Corbell has condemned the Warburton report as ''dangerously radical and extremist''.

Mr Fluffy homeowners organise fund-raiser picnic day

Brianna Heseltine with baby Marcus and supporters of Fluffy Owners and Residents Action Group.

Kirsten Lawson Mr Fluffy homeowners are to meet at Federation Mall in front of Parliament House on Sunday.

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher concedes just one mistake in handling of Mr Fluffy asbestos crisis

Kirsten Lawson Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has conceded just one mistake in her handling of the Mr Fluffy issue.

ACT government closer to making a final decision on light rail

Artist's impressions of the proposed Capital Metro light rail.

Primrose Riordan and Kirsten Lawson A decision on Canberra's tram line from Gungahlin is drawing close, with Capital Metro Minister Simon Corbell saying on Wednesday the government will consider the final business case in the next...

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ACT Opposition calls for a board of inquiry into Mr Fluffy asbestos crisis

ACT opposition leader Jeremy Hanson.

Kirsten Lawson Equivalent of a Royal commission with the power to call witnesses and documents on handling of Mr Fluffy

Mr Fluffy homeowners must wait another month for a decision, says Katy Gallagher

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher faces questions from the media.

Kirsten Lawson Jeremy Hanson calls for the ACT's equivalent of a Royal commission into the asbestos crisis

ACT Environment Minister Simon Corbell to share territory's green vision with Nobel laureates


Kirsten Lawson and Primrose Riordan Canberra's national leadership on renewable energy has piqued the interest of Nobel laureates.

Lake boat and bike hire businesses fear being thrown out to make way for West Basin project

Martin Shanahan and Jillian Edwards  with Jim Seears.

Kirsten Lawson The boat and bike hire businesses on the lake fear being thrown out to make way for ambitious West Basin redevelopment plans. 

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Just one company offers refurb for ACT public service office block

An artist's impression for one of the early designs of the ACT Government office block in London Circuit.

Kirsten Lawson Just one company has registered interest in refurbishing an existing office building for ACT Government public servants.

Fluffy demolition will reverberate for years

Kirsten Lawson The expected demolition of up to 1000 Mr Fluffy homes across Canberra will reverberate around the city for years, not only a massively expensive exercise but one with enormous complications and...

More than 20 Mr Fluffy houses sold since February warning

For sale.

Kirsten Lawson More than 20 Mr Fluffy houses have sold since February when homeowners were warned about the dangerous loose-fill asbestos remaining in their ceilings and wall spaces.

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Mr Fluffy homes: government softens rules for former tenants and owners

Kirsten Lawson Hours into the Asbestos Response Taskforce's operation, it relaxed rules for potential former tenants of Mr Fluffy homes.

Tricky issues remain in Labor-Greens agreement to govern

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

Kirsten Lawson Most of the Labor-Greens deal has been delivered, but some deals are still to come, says Chief Minister.

Cbus super confirms interest in new public service office block

Treasurer Andrew Barr says a shortlist of applicants will be drawn up.

Kirsten Lawson Registrations of interest close on Wednesday for a new 42,000 square metre government office block in the city.

Government considers geothermal technology to heat lake "beach"

The City to the Lake is a visionary plan, with the geothermal heating of the West Basin being

Kirsten Lawson The ACT government is considering whether it can heat the lake water in West Basin using geothermal technology for year-round swimming as part of its avant-garde development of the West Basin - the...

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Six consortiums vie for right to build Canberra's new courts

An artist's impression of the new Supreme Court building.

Kirsten Lawson Six consortiums have submitted expression of Interest to build the ACT's new court precinct.

David Eastman to receive assistance on release on bail: Simon Corbell

ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell.

Tom McIlroy and Kirsten Lawson ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell would not say on Friday if freed prisoner David Eastman was receiving assistance from the government while on bail. 

Tribunal criticises planning minister's 'formulaic' approval of lease changes for clubs

An artist's impression of the new Raiders building in Braddon.

Kirsten Lawson and Tom McIlroy Government accused of not properly considering the public interest in clubs development.

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