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Kirsten Lawson is the Chief Assembly reporter at The Canberra Times

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Mr Fluffy homeowners raise money to help families demolish houses

Kirsten Lawson Hundreds of Mr Fluffy homeowners met on the lawns in front of Old Parliament House on Sunday to launch a fundraiser to help families in Canberra and Queanbeyan.

More than 80 NSW residents request asbestos-insulation testing as search area widens

Abestos warning.

Kirsten Lawson More than 80 NSW residents have asked authorities to test insulation in their rooftops, as the state widens its search for loose-fill asbestos less than a fortnight after it began.

Mr Fluffy home owners to rally at Parliament House

Dr Sue Packer.

Kirsten Lawson Mr Fluffy home owners to host family picnic day at Parliament House.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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. 

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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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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Ticket traders fear scalping law will push sales to the black market


Tom McIlroy and Kirsten Lawson ACT government plans to ban ticket "scalping" for sporting games and major events have attracted concerns.

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Government swamped by 120 objections to the Uriarra solar farm

Uriarra village residents in front of the proposed site for a solar farm across the road to Uriarra Village.

Kirsten Lawson Residents have expressed concerns about the ruination of views and rural character, health impacts, loss of habitat, and the property values.