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Kirsten Lawson is the Chief Assembly reporter at The Canberra Times

Mr Fluffy homeowners raise money to help families demolish houses

Kirsten Lawson Hundreds of Mr Fluffy homeowners met on the lawns in front of Old Parliament House on Sunday to launch a fundraiser to help families in Canberra and Queanbeyan.

Yarralumla residents want answers on trucks of asbestos-contaminated waste from brickworks

Yarralumla Brickworks.

Kirsten Lawson Yarralumla residents meet on Wednesday night to seek answers from the ACT government on how it plans to safely move up to 14,400 tonnes of asbestos-contaminated waste from the Yarralumla brickworks.

Greens minister Shane Rattenbury in four-day endurance race in South Africa

Shane Rattenbury is set to run 120km in four days in western South Africa.

Kirsten Lawson It's unlikely any ACT politicians have taken their exercise regimes to the extremes of Shane Rattenbury.

More than 20 Mr Fluffy houses sold since February warning

For sale.

Kirsten Lawson More than 20 Mr Fluffy houses have sold since February when homeowners were warned about the dangerous loose-fill asbestos remaining in their ceilings and wall spaces.

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Tribunal criticises planning minister's 'formulaic' approval of lease changes for clubs

An artist's impression of the new Raiders building in Braddon.

Kirsten Lawson and Tom McIlroy Government accused of not properly considering the public interest in clubs development.

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Ticket traders fear scalping law will push sales to the black market

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Tom McIlroy and Kirsten Lawson ACT government plans to ban ticket "scalping" for sporting games and major events have attracted concerns.

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Public housing blocks and spate of land to be rezoned

The troubled Stuart Flats in Griffith.

Kirsten Lawson The government has signalled opening up major public housing blocks for redevelopment.

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Mr Fluffy homes will most likely be demolished, says Chief Minister

Marlene Kasurinen outside the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.

Kirsten Lawson Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has given her clearest indication yet that the 1000-plus Mr Fluffy homes in Canberra will be demolished.

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New ACT Assembly a win for the big parties and stability in politics

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Kirsten Lawson One of the happy things about the ACT Assembly has always been its oddball tendency.

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Queanbeyan residents warned on Mr Fluffy asbestos

Asbestos.

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.

Liberal Leader Jeremy Hanson calls for $5m emergency fund for Canberrans affected by Mr Fluffy asbestos crisis

Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson has called on his federal counterparts to accept liability.

Kirsten Lawson Liberal Leader Jeremy Hanson is calling for an immediate $5 million emergency fund for Canberrans affected by the Mr Fluffy asbestos crisis.

Katy Gallagher sets up a Mr Fluffy asbestos crisis taskforce

Grants and other financial for families forced out of their homes will follow an asbestos taskforce.

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...

Queanbeyan residents told Mr Fluffy asbestos homes are safe

Grants and other financial for families forced out of their homes will follow an asbestos taskforce.

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.

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Celebration as seed capital reaches century

Kirsten Lawson Fifty million plants later, the Yarralumla Nursery celebrated its 100th birthday on Sunday.

Greens minister Shane Rattenbury hit by his own on planning law

Kirsten Lawson Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury faces opposition from within his own party to the fast-track planning laws he is supporting.

Rail extension on the planning track

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Kirsten Lawson Without a sod turned on Stage 1 of the Capital Rail line, the government has appointed a consortium to investigate extending it to the rest of the city.

Minister Simon Corbell defends ACT's light rail

ACT Sustainable Development Minister Simon Corbell.

Kirsten Lawson ACT Sustainable Development Minister Simon Corbell launched a strong defence of the light rail project.

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ACT Electoral Commissioner Phillip Green renews push for pay increase

Kirsten Lawson The ACT Electoral Commissioner has made a second bid for an increase in pay, pointing out that he is paid less than any of his counterparts in other states and territories while the workload has...

Growing Assembly sets off hunt for Canberra space

The Legislative Assembly, Civic.

Kirsten Lawson, Tom McIlroy A 25-member Assembly will force a redesign of the Legislative Assembly building.

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No bones about it

Food and Wine
owners of the the Sweet Bones Bakery in Londale Street, Russell and Emily Brindley. 
The Canberra Times
12 March 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Kirsten Lawson The paleo diet, with its focus on meat protein, is arguably more prominently on the radar than its virtual opposite, a vegan diet, but it's a vegan cafe that is making the noise in Canberra at the...