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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

Mr Fluffy group demands crisis support and demolition

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Emma Macdonald The owners of homes contaminated by Mr Fluffy asbestos have presented a list of demands to the ACT Government.

Culture war brews over Wig & Pen's move to ANU's Llewellyn Hall

Wig and Pen.

Emma Macdonald A culture war is brewing over plans by the popular inner-city pub, the Wig & Pen, to relocate from its Civic location to the ground floor of the Australian National University’s School of Music.

Fashion designers rally for cause on anniversary of sweatshop disaster

Emma Macdonald It may seem on Thursday that a number of people rushed out their doors with their clothes on inside out.

Mr Fluffy asbestos infiltrates like sand through the hourglass

ACT work safety minister Simon Corbell.

Emma Macdonald Mr Fluffy asbestos infiltrates houses like “sand migrating through an hour glass”, study shows.

Drowning in backyard pools still a risk for children in winter

Emma Macdonald Just because the temperature has plummeted does not mean children are not at risk of drowning in backyard pools.

Asbestos roof ruins business, says mechanic

Worksafe's Mark McCabe.

Emma Macdonald An asbestos sheet roof which has caused the temporary closure of two businesses on Woolley Street in Dickson for over three months is being replaced this week.

ACT workplace death case the first to charge manager

ACT Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe said this case would be a turning point for the ACT and Australia.

Emma Macdonald The ACT will be the first jurisdiction to charge a senior company manager over the death of a worker in a workplace accident.

Major changes for education in ACT budget

Generic education budget

Emma Macdonald The ACT Government has committed to a major change to the Canberra Institute of Technology, winding back the Woden campus and developing a new campus in Tuggeranong to meet demand for training and...

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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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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Asbestos found at Uni Pub work site in Civic

A bag marked as containing asbestos was found behind this London Circuit building.

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.

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...

'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...

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.

Private Capital

Mount Ainslie inspiration

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

ACT schools top nation in literacy, numeracy

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

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.

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.