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David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Gungahlin mosque site works under way

David Ellery Work is already in progress at the site of the Gungahlin Mosque.

Hewatt machinery auctioned at Murrumbateman in wintry conditions

David Ellery It was 5.5 degrees at Murrumbateman at 9.30 on Thursday morning when the crowds began rolling up for the auction of $10 million worth of machinery owned by now defunct Canberra firm Hewatts and the...

Hewatt Earthworks' equipment fleet up for grabs

Hewatts equipment at Murrumbateman for auction

David Ellery Millions of dollars worth of earthmoving equipment owned by Hewatt Earthworks is to go under the hammer on July 10.

Almost $7 million compensation to Marist Brothers students sexually abused by Brother Kostka

Marist Brother John Chute, also known as Brother Kostka, leaves the ACT Supreme Court in 2008.

David Ellery The Marist Brothers have paid out $6.84 million in compensation to 38 former students who were sexually abused by Brother Kostka Chute.

Pause in local government grants to hit territory, councils

David Ellery The federal government has "paused'' indexation on Financial Assistance Grants to Local Government (including the ACT government) until at least 2017-18.

ACT to take the lead in regional response to budget

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

David Ellery ACT to meet with local federal members and regional mayors in bid for special assistance for the region.

Hewatt administrators spend up to $200,000

A Hewatt Earthworks scraper onsite at the Majura Parkway.

David Ellery Administrators handling the Hewatt group to meet with creditors on Tuesday.

Empire building workers went bush because of bung toilet

Panorama at Wright, closed.

David Ellery Canberra's Empire Building Group had received no complaints from workers about toilet facilities on its ''Panorama at Wright'' development site and had never been told employees were having to jump...

Full steam ahead: celebrating Canberra's centenary of train travel

The Centenary of the Railway to Canberra is celebrated with a steam engine ride from the Canberra Railway Museum in Kingston to Queanbeyan station and return.

David Ellery The romance of the age of steam lured hundreds of Canberrans to the Railway Museum on Sunday.

Call for number of shipping containers in Canberra to be better managed

Natasha Purvis is a resident at Ursula Hall, a residential college that has been constructed from old shipping containers.

David Ellery The Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate says there are "tens of thousands" of shipping containers on private property across the ACT.

Love them or loathe them, shipping containers are here to stay

Natasha Purvis inside her accommodation at ANU.

David Ellery Whether you think they're visual pollution, or a good use of public space, shipping containers are not going anywhere.

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Transport set for $70 million spend

Andrew Barr.

David Ellery Tuesday’s budget allocated almost $70 million towards improved transport services and infrastructure, not including the light-rail project.

It's all about jobs as records topple

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David Ellery The ACT government is relying on record capital spending of $2.5 billion over the next four years to help shield the Canberra economy.

Focus on the big picture thinking a welcome change

David Ellery The Canty family of Torrens has a lot riding on what has been billed as the most significant ACT budget in decades.

Lawyer lauds Canberra's role in exposing Catholic sex abuse scandals

Christian Brothers who were accused of sexual abuse were still allowed to work with children by being sent to day schools where there would be 'less opportunity' to offend.

David Ellery ACT lawyer Jason Parkinson says prosecution of a Canberra Marist Brother in 2008 was crucial in exposing the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal nationwide.

Another 30 grand and Canberra's 6029 will do the locomotion

The Canberra Railway Museum Easter steamfest.

David Ellery A band of steam railway enthusiasts working out of the Canberra Railway Museum say they are just weeks away from recommissioning the largest steam engine ever to ride Australian rails - if they can...

Time for hot rods to Kruse into Queanbeyan

John Thompson with his 1933 Ford tudor.

David Ellery Fans of films and television series such as American Graffiti and Happy Days will be able to inspect Australianised versions of their dream machines when almost 200 modified cars descend on the city...

Storm brews as Tarago wind farm protesters rally

Opposition to a $400-million wind farm proposed for Tarago near Lake George is expected to escalate once a protest committee is formally established next Tuesday.

David Ellery Opposition to a $400-million wind farm proposed for Tarago near Lake George is expected to escalate.

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War Memorial homes in on role of animals in war

Brendan Nelson releases a pidgeon in front of the War Memorial.

David Ellery The expression ''never work with children and animals'' was given a serious workout at the Australian War Memorial on Friday afternoon when officials called a press conference to promote Sunday's...

Canberra motorists claim they are kept in dark on CTP savings

Juan Rodriguez of Florey is concerned how much his rego cost for a Kia Cerato.

David Ellery Compulsory third party insurance changes have failed to save most motorists a cent.