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David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Church places paedophile brother near children

Kostka Chute is 82 and lives in a retirement village in NSW.

David Ellery Kostka (aka John) Chute, a serial paedophile Marist brother was given accommodation by the church close to three schools on his release from prison in 2010.

Gallipoli Anzac Day Dawn Service places to be released with high ACT ratio

David Ellery Canberrans have outperformed the rest of Australia in the ballot for places at the 2015 Gallipoli Anzac Day Dawn Service.

Minister is going places

David Ellery Defence Minister Stephen Smith, who just returned from the Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore on the weekend, has continued his peripatetic peregrinations with a visit to China.

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...

Catholic homelessness hostel at 120 per cent of capacity

David Ellery If St Vincent de Paul's Samaritan House in Hackett was a luxury hotel, its directors would be laughing all the way to the bank.

Gungahlin mosque site works under way

Vice president of the Canberra Muslim Community, Tanveer Khan, at the site of the Gungahlin Mosque. Workers in the background begin work on the footings for the building.

David Ellery Work is already in progress at the site of the Gungahlin Mosque.

Hewatt machinery auctioned at Murrumbateman in wintry conditions

David Ellery It was 5.5 degrees at Murrumbateman at 9.30 on Thursday morning when the crowds began rolling up for the auction of $10 million worth of machinery owned by now defunct Canberra firm Hewatts and the...

Broomball fanatics take over Garema Place

Mikah Ramirez, 6, of the ACT Broomball Association.

David Ellery Players of what is arguably the ACT's rarest sport brought a glimpse of Canada to Skate In The City at Garema Place on Sunday.

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.

Grand Mufti deplores Gaza violence

The Grand Mufti of Australia Professor  Ibrahim Abu Mohammed at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture to speak at the Bluestar 6th annual Social Harmony Iftar Dinner whilst Laura Tanata of Casey plays the harp.

David Ellery The Grand Mufti of Australia deplored the latest outbreak of violence in Israel and along the Gaza Strip during a visit to Canberra on Wednesday.

Canberra and Goulburn Catholic Archbishop Christopher Prowse says abuse victims are 'the new missionaries'

Catholic Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn Christopher
Prowse helps to dish out meals at the St Vincent de Paul Society's ,
Samaritan House Men's Shelter at Hackett. Cook John Barr is in the
kitchen with him.

David Ellery Archbishop Christopher Prowse is convinced victims will be key to the Catholic Church moving forward in the wake of sex abuse scandals.

S'no business like snow business in the Snowy Mountains

A skiier makes the most of fresh snow at Thredbo resort at the weekend.

David Ellery Snow resorts are gearing up for the possibility of a mega ski season thanks to massive dumps over the weekend.

Hewatt Earthworks' equipment fleet up for grabs

Hewatts equipment at Murrumbateman for auction

David Ellery Millions of dollars worth of earthmoving equipment owned by Hewatt Earthworks is to go under the hammer on July 10.

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse - key profiles

Brother Kostka Chute.

David Ellery Key people in the Canberra hearings of the Royal Commissions into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse.

Canberra to host international landscape architecture conference

Canberra is the obvious venue for an international design congress in 2016, national vice president of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Suzanne Moulis says.

David Ellery Well-crafted landscapes large and small made Canberra the obvious venue for an international design congress to be held here in 2016, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects vice -president,...

Builders, tradesmen nervous in wake of budget

David Ellery Builders and tradesmen across the ACT are more concerned about the impact of the budget on consumer confidence than peripheral issues such as fuel costs and superannuation changes.

Pause in local government grants to hit territory, councils

David Ellery The federal government has "paused'' indexation on Financial Assistance Grants to Local Government (including the ACT government) until at least 2017-18.

ACT to take the lead in regional response to budget

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

David Ellery ACT to meet with local federal members and regional mayors in bid for special assistance for the region.

Hewatt administrators spend up to $200,000

A Hewatt Earthworks scraper onsite at the Majura Parkway.

David Ellery Administrators handling the Hewatt group to meet with creditors on Tuesday.