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Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson is the Chief Assembly reporter at The Canberra Times

Public housing blocks and spate of land to be rezoned

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

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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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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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.

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...

Anzac biscuits put to the test

Food and Wine, Anzac biscuits

Kirsten Lawson Today is not the day, nor Food and Wine the forum, to risk irreverence on the subject of war, so although I'm drawn to parallels between the mistakes piling up in the splatter of my kitchen and the...