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Kirsten Lawson is the Chief Assembly reporter at The Canberra Times
Kirsten Lawson It's unlikely any ACT politicians have taken their exercise regimes to the extremes of Shane Rattenbury.
Kirsten Lawson The NSW Government will free inspections to owners of all homes built before 1980 in 14 local government areas in the southwest of the state to check for the dangerous loose-fill asbestos insulation.
Kirsten Lawson Former tenants who can produce an electricity bill or similar will be able to find out whether they lived in a Mr Fluffy house.
Kirsten Lawson Residents have expressed concerns about the ruination of views and rural character, health impacts, loss of habitat, and the property values.
Kirsten Lawson A consultant has raised serious concerns about bushfire risk from the planned solar farm at Uriarra Village, warning power lines should be underground and a bank of screening trees pushed back at...
National significance of Uriarra solar should not be underestimated, says ACT Environment Minister Simon Corbell
Kirsten Lawson ACT Environment Minister Simon Corbell dismisses residents' concerns about bushfire risk of new power line.
NSW has called on local governments to update their asbestos policies in light of the Mr Fluffy crisis in Canberra
Kirsten Lawson Workcover NSW has written to local councils asking them to update their asbestos records in light of the Canberra Mr Fluffy cirsis to include information on loose-fill asbetsos insulation.
Kirsten Lawson The ACT Assembly is expected to vote on Tuesday to swell its numbers to 25, with eight new seats at the next election.
Kirsten Lawson The ACT government will take the views of Mr Fluffy homeowners into account before deciding whether to demolish their homes, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher said.
Kirsten Lawson One of the happy things about the ACT Assembly has always been its oddball tendency.
Kirsten Lawson Uriarra residents deny blocking the Elementus Energy solar company from entering their village to assess the views, as a decision draws near on the controversial solar farm.
Kirsten Lawson Anger over plans to include only about 10 per cent public housing in the redevelopment blocks across the city.
Kirsten Lawson The government has signalled opening up major public housing blocks for redevelopment.
Kirsten Lawson A new planting zone to screen the Uriarra village from the full impact of a solar farm across the road puts the village at risk of bushfire, the Liberals’ Andrew Wall believes.
Kirsten Lawson Eleven property owners in Queanbeyan and tenants of a block of flats have received a letter warning them that Mr Fluffy asbestos could still be in their homes.
ACT government will require all workers who might be exposed to asbestos to complete training by September 30
Kirsten Lawson The ACT government will require all workers who might be exposed to asbestos to complete training by September 30.
Kirsten Lawson Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has set up a taskforce to coordinate the response to the unfolding Mr Fluffy asbestos crisis in Canberra, and says grants and other financial packages for families...
Kirsten Lawson The company behind the One Sun Uriarra solar farm has lodged a development application this week.
Kirsten Lawson NSW Health advice to Queanbeyan households with Mr Fluffy loose-fill asbestos in their ceilings is in stark contrast to ACT government's response.
Kirsten Lawson The ACT's newest minister will pick up one of the territory's most contentious portfolios - planning, after Friday's cabinet reshuffle.