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Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson is the Chief Assembly reporter at The Canberra Times

Poor ACT voter turnout may result in bigger fine

Kirsten Lawson The ACT Assembly has moved a step closer to 25 members, setting up a select committee to comb through the changes needed.

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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'Mr Fluffy' house sealed after asbestos found

Kirsten Lawson The discovery of asbestos in a Pearce house cleared under the ''Mr Fluffy'' program has led authorities to seal it off.

ACT one step closer to an expanded Legislative Assembly

Tom McIlroy and Kirsten Lawson The ACT is one step closer to an expanded Legislative Assembly after the Canberra Liberals endorsed a plan for a 25-member chamber.

Sydney building businesses prepare for the worst after fire

IGA manager, Abdul Osman outside the store on East Row.

Kirsten Lawson There was no joy for businesses affected by the Sydney building fire in their bid for compensation, with the ACT Government giving short shrift to the suggestion at a meeting on Friday.

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 concern: Yarralumla Garden Centre sold to Heritage Nursery

Kirsten Lawson, Ben Westcott The ACT government has sold the Yarralumla Garden Centre business to Bruno and Hedy Zimmermann at the next-door Heritage Nursery.

Bakery cleans up its act

21 May 2012,   Canberra Times photo by RICHARD BRIGGS,  Bread Nerds owners  Shane and Sharon Peart at their boutique bread making  shop  in Hume.        Food-Claire Low

Kirsten Lawson A prohibition notice was issued by ACT health authorities forcing the Bread Nerd premises at Hume to close and clean up early yesterday.

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...