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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

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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ANU losing top women in troubled School of Politics

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Emma Macdonald The beleaguered Australian National University's School of Politics and International Relations continues to lose staff.

ANU ranking slides on respected global research league table

Emma Macdonald The Australian National University has continued its slide down international performance rankings, falling 8 places on the most rigorous research league table.

Road planned over asbestos dump

Asbestos ready to be buried in Canberra in the 1990s.

Emma Macdonald A massive asbestos waste dump in Gungahlin that contains the original Mr Fluffy asbestos removed from more than 1000 Canberra homes in the 1980s is being tested before the ACT government builds a...

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.

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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 see red over patch of green

Spokesperson Pawl Cubbin, among the current planting.

Emma Macdonald Kingston shop owners have reached an impasse with the government on the vexed issue of returning grass to the once popular cafe strip.

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Heavy-handed officials ruin potential of Kingston Green Square restoration

Kingston Traders and TAMS are battling over grass in Green Square at the Kingston Shops.

Emma Macdonald The ACT government is squandering a golden opportunity to foster community ownership of green space.

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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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E-readers set young on road to love of books

Jade Lewis, age 12, (pictured with 8 year-old brother Darcy) of Richardson received a kindle after improving her reading on the Indigenous Reading Project, a homegrown idea which has helped 100 indigenous children learn to read across Australia.

Emma Macdonald Forrest Primary year 6 student Jade Lewis sometimes started a book, but rarely finished it.

After turf warfare, Green Square gets its colour back

Spokesperson, Gabrielle Radinger, among the current planting.

Emma Macdonald Landscapers will descend on Green Square, removing the much-maligned spiky natives.

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Kingston celebrates a win with Green Square makeover

Grant Kelly is one of the workers removing the long grasses from Green Square in Kingston before laying turf later this week.

Emma Macdonald After a battle spanning several years, the sight of landscapers in high-vis shirts descending on Green Square on Tuesday morning was celebrated by Kingston traders and shoppers alike.

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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.

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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Trend of giving to education began in ACT

Billionaire, philanthropist and Canberra boy, Graham Tuckwell.

Emma Macdonald Graham Tuckwell has no doubt that he has started something of a trend in philanthropic donations to universities in Australia.

Rebuilding lives a tough job

Psychologist Carmel O'Sullivan speaks with a worker on an ACT work site.

Emma Macdonald Nigerian-born construction worker Karam Rezagui said he had seen ''many hard situations and problems'' in his home country, but nothing prepared him for the carnage of the Kingston building site...

Tough new rules force schools to cancel swim days

Shay Kennedy from the Dickson Pool has seen a loss of booking's from school group since the government's new swimming carnival policy has been announced.

Emma Macdonald ACT students will not be allowed to take part in school swimming activities until they pass an individual swimming competency test.

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ACT to move on shoddy engineers

Send them home safe

Emma Macdonald The ACT could become the second jurisdiction in Australia to register engineers in an attempt to crack down on shoddy operators who have been responsible for serious construction collapses in the...

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