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David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Catholic church's Manuka redevelopment plans revealed

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David Ellery The heart of Manuka is expected to receive a major lift from the $35 million redevelopment of the St Christopher Cathedral precinct announced on Tuesday.

Gang Gang history for Wednesday, September 3

David Ellery Because history is usually painted with a very broad brush the following item that appeared in the Army News of September 1, 1944, contains information that may still come as news to some Canberrans.

Brendan Nelson backs Abbott's 1788 "most significant claim"

Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson.

David Ellery Australian War Memorial director and former coalition opposition leader, Dr Brendan Nelson, has backed Tony Abbott's assertion the landing of the First Fleet was the defining moment in the...

Kristen Alexander's cat follows long literary tradition

Curious cats: Kristen Alexander cuddles Miss Millie.

David Ellery What is it about authors and cats?

Prime Minister Tony Abbott opens new cafe at Australian War Memorial

The opening of Poppy's cafe at the Australian War Memorial. Trooper David Pearce's daughters Hannah and Stephanie (red), widow Nicole Pearce with Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

David Ellery Prime Minister honours soldier killed in Afghanistan at opening of Poppy's cafe.

PM opens cafe honouring war victim

Widow Nicole Pearce and daughter Stephanie at the launch of Poppy's named after David

David Ellery Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australian soldiers must ''of necessity suspend their humanity ... [and] do dark and dire things'' while honouring a soldier killed in Afghanistan at the Australian...

Ramadan a time to reach out and share for many Muslim families

The Erdogan family of Farrer share an Iftar meal - the evening meal when Muslims break their fast at sunset during Ramadan. Handan Erdogan and Nurullah, 9, prepare food.

David Ellery For most Australians, welcoming strangers into your home to share a meal and talk religion would be an uncomfortable experience.

Tuggeranong trade training centre opens doors

David Ellery An $8.1 million public schools trade training centre in Tuggeranong is to begin operation when school resumes on Monday.

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.

Former Cabberra student tells of being 'victimised' over Marist College abuses

Victimised: Former Marist student Dan Hopkinson.

David Ellery Having been "victimised" for trying to speak out about child abuse in the 1990s, Daniel Hopkinson is telling his story.

Former Marist leader to testify at royal commission

David Ellery Three of Brother Kostka's former Marist College Canberra students will testify before the Royal Commission.

Molester unmasked at child sexual abuse inquiry and apologises to victims

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David Ellery It has taken almost 30 years but two women, abused as 10-year-olds by then Marist Brother Gregory Sutton, have finally received an apology from their molester.

Mutual endorsements are liberally applied

Heather Henderson daughter of former Australian Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies meets with Prime Minster Tony Abbott in his office at Parliament House.

David Ellery Prime Minister Tony Abbott has a prodigious appetite for work and will almost certainly surprise his critics as his term unfolds, the daughter of Australia's longest-serving prime minister has said.

The champion of just causes

Lawyer Deborah Rolfe has been nominated for a local hero award at the Australia Day Awards.

David Ellery Despite her achievements, this local hero nominee is very humble.

Annabelle Pegrum's capital environment

Forum. Annabelle Pegrum, former NCA Chief Executive and currently
President of the ACT Chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of
Architects, pictured at Commonwealth Place. December 5th 2013 Canberra
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David Ellery Annabelle Pegrum's love of Canberra has not diminished, writes David Ellery.

Getting into gear for a Brit of a spin around town

NEWS: The British High Commissioner Paul Madden will be a special guest at Terribly British Day on Sunday 1st December . Pic shows a Jag XK120. 27th November 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

David Ellery The British high commissioner in Canberra, Paul Madden, has been picked for a dream job on Sunday.

The day definitely belonged to the Doctors in Canberra

Dr Who fans attend a special screening at Dendy of the 50th Anniversary, The Day of the Doctor.

David Ellery Dalek supporters were in the minority when Dr Who fans converged on Civic for Dendy's 3D screening of The Day of the Doctor on Sunday.

Centenary column ticks off some unfinished business for Canberra

Official sealing of the Canberra Centenary Time Capsule on City Hill Park.

David Ellery Canberrans ticked off some unfinished business dating back 100 years on Tuesday morning when Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, dedicated the Canberra Centenary Column on the slopes of City Hill.

Centenary Column unfinished business for ACT

David Ellery Canberrans ticked off some unfinished business dating back 100 years on Tuesday morning when Chief Minister Katy Gallagher launched the Canberra Centenary Column on the slopes of City Hill.