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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

Asbestos found at Uni Pub work site in Civic

Emma Macdonald WorkSafe ACT has given a Canberra company 24 hours to properly dispose of a bag of asbestos which has been lying on work site in Civic since last week.

Checks reveal Mr Fluffy asbestos still in Canberra homes

At least 30 Canberra homes who have sought asbestos checks in recent weeks have been confirmed to contain residual asbestos.

Emma Macdonald At least 30 Canberra homes subject to checks in recent weeks have been confirmed to contain residual Mr Fluffy asbestos.

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Tailor provides Canberra with high end suits

Designer Pip Morgan of Braddon Tailors will be showcasing its collection in this years Fashfest.

Emma Macdonald Don't assume the men's clothes on the Fashfest runway are all about cropped pants, exposed ankles and avant garde fabrics.

NAPLAN: ACT school scores slip compared with peers

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Emma Macdonald Spelling and numeracy at high school level continue to be the ACT's greatest educational weak points.

NAPLAN: Independent schools a point or two above the pack in My School rankings

Torrens Primary School Principal Sue Mueller with year 3 students have done brilliantly in the MySchool NAPLAN results.

Emma Macdonald The Canberra Times' league tables of ACT schools' literacy and numeracy scores continue to show that independent schools dominate their Catholic and government counterparts.

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A weekend in your suburb: 36 hours in Ainslie

Your Suburb in Ainslie by Emma Macdonald.

Emma Macdonald Ainslie gets a bit of a ribbing by the rest of Canberra. It has an air of smug self-satisfaction about it combined with a burgeoning hipster vibe which leaches across Limestone Avenue from Braddon.

Royal visit: Why can't we show the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge the real Canberra?

Royal visit

Emma Macdonald The Royal family are being served up the same itinerary that seems to be rolled out whenever high office descends on our gentle city... Forgive me if I drifted off momentarily.

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Ainslie businesses ordered to close because of asbestos fears

Asbestos fears.

Emma Macdonald Two businesses at the Ainslie shops have been ordered to close by the ACT Workplace Safety Commissioner because of fears a cracked roof may allow deadly amosite asbestos to escape.

ACT schools top nation in literacy, numeracy

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

Businessman Graham Tuckwell revisits Turner Primary School

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Graham Tuckwell, visits his old
school, Turner Primary and meets with students and reminisces over
some old school photographs.

Emma Macdonald Billionaire businessman Graham Tuckwell credits his success to Turner Primary School.

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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.

'Mr Fluffy' asbestos in Ainslie shops

Ainslie shops

Emma Macdonald Loose asbestos insulation, of the kind used by the now infamous “Mr Fluffy”, has been confirmed in the roof of the Ainslie shops.

Asbestos warnings for more than a thousand homes issued by ACT government

Removing asbestos from a local site.

Emma Macdonald The owners of 1049 Canberra homes that were exposed to Mr Fluffy asbestos in the 1970s will be urged by the ACT Government to have their homes professionally inspected for remnants of the potentially...

Worksafe investigating over asbestos in Dickson building's ceiling

Emma Macdonald WorkSafe ACT has ordered the owners of a building in Woolley Street Dickson to either remove or seal a large commercial roof space after finding loose asbestos fibres were falling from asbestos...

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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!

Canberra's inner south gets a makeover

News: Socrates Kochinos and Frank Comdi owners of the new cafe/bar Little Brooklyn due to open next week in Green Square, Kingston.

Emma Macdonald It's Kingston, by way of Paddington in Sydney and with a certain detour through Fitzroy in Melbourne.

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Fine increases to foster safety

Send them home safe

Emma Macdonald How much is a life worth? When it comes to workplace accidents in the ACT, disturbingly little.

New asbestos removal audit

This property in Bradfield Street is due to be demolished because of the asbestos it contains.

Emma Macdonald The government is reviewing records of asbestos removal across homes in the ACT from the mid-1980.

Asbestos-ridden home to be encased in bubble

Downer resident, 22 year old Emily Scott, lives across the road from this property in Bradfield Street which is due to be demolished because of the asbestos it contains.

Emma Macdonald and Tom McIlroy Something quite remarkable is about to take place on an otherwise unremarkable street.

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Students protest language loss

University of Canberra Vice Chancellor, Stephen Parker.

Emma Macdonald Language students from the University of Canberra will hold a peaceful protest on the lawns outside Parliament on Friday over the axing of languages from their campus.

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