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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Ben Pentony's little Hall farm went to market - despite the frost

John Thistleton Frosts slow farmers markets produce, but hardy growers survive.

Yarralumla petition says dump brickworks plan

YRA president Marea Fatseas says the government has set aside a token $1.5 million for making the brickworks safe, yet a back-of-the envelope estimate indicated it would reap $160 million from land sales.

John Thistleton Yarralumla Residents Association will present a petition next week calling on the ACT Government to withdrawl contentious plans for redeveloping the land around Canberra Bickworks.

Ikea lodges DA for Canberra store

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John Thistleton IKEA has lodged a development application for its new Canberra store, estimated to cost $37 million.

Work stops after wall collapse injures bricklayer

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John Thistleton Intensive care paramedics treat a 28-year-old bricklayer injured when a wall collapsed on him at a Fyshwick worksite.

Canberra Queanbeyan Poultry show draws keen eye for hard feathers

John Thistleton Judging veteran meets a rising star at the Canberra-Queanbeyan Poultry Show.

Renewable industry jobs left blowing in the wind

Andrew Milne and Phil Lewis back on firm ground in a shaky industry.

John Thistleton Re-trained for the renewable energy industry, workers have been left dangling by the RET review.

Queanbeyan Council splashes cash, lashes small businesses

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John Thistleton Some Queanbeyan ratepayers will received $60,000 windfalls while others with be hit with $93,000 bills, after an audit of properties.

Barilaro says Queanbeyan Council's $3 million rates grab is unfair

Member for Monaro and former Queanbeyan councillor John Barilaro.

John Thistleton More fallout after Queanbeyan Council tries to recoup millions in backdated rates.

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Queanbeyan Council retreats on rates debacle

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John Thistleton Queanbeyan councillors are trying to stem the backlash over backdated rates.

New quarries spark regional mining boom

Michael David, 25,  and Nathan O'Connor, 24,  hope to secure ongoing jobs at Lynwood quarry near Marulan.

John Thistleton A $1 billion mining boom is swinging into gear near Goulburn, with jobs and business prospects for the wider region.

Project's $85 million grant drop in ocean for ACT water

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John Thistleton An $85 million grant to clean ACT waterways, the biggest of its kind in Australia, won't fix Canberra's quality issues, but could change the way Australians treat stormwater.

Brickworks redevelopment loses $100 million interchange

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John Thistleton A $100 million interchange on Adelaide Avenue to handle traffic from Molonglo, Weston Creek and Belconnen has been dropped.

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Volunteers toil to preserve Kowen Forest historic homestead ruins

John Thistleton Friends of Glenburn and ranger Dean Darcy have worked to conserve the Collier family homestead.

Canberra airport seeks to increase overnight freight flights

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John Thistleton Canberra Airport plans using its 24-hour curfew free status to become Sydney’s freight airport.

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Canberra Airport outlines freight hub plan

John Thistleton Canberra Airport plans to use its 24-hour curfew-free status to become Sydney's freight airport.

Land values around Canberra Airport at risk

John Thistleton Landholders near Canberra Airport's flight path are awaiting a NSW government directive that could send their land values plummeting.

Craft workers versus council in Adaminaby

John Thistleton In the Snowy Mountains, where legends are made, you could not jump a horse over this magnificent wall hanging of Adaminaby, or the legal file that's piling up with claims of who owns it.

Canberra Airport's workforce predicted to take off

A Qantas Airways passenger plane.

John Thistleton Canberra Airport's workforce will grow from 11,000 to 18,000 jobs over the next five years.

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Wanted: tenants to return to an oasis of capital history

Heritage-listed cottage on Cotter Road former resident Robyn Vest reflects on her childhood in the cottage.

John Thistleton Old homes with a window into Canberra's early history are being boarded up, when they could be opened to the wider community, say heritage advocates.

Hay for drought stricken farmers in Coonabarabran, Pilliga

John Thistleton Canberra truck drivers plan to deliver at least 5000 bales of hay to drought-stricken farmers in central NSW.