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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

ANU jumps six places in world uni rankings

Emma Macdonald ANU has clawed back six places to come 64th in the world in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Assessors failed to detect blue asbestos in family's home

Crammed into a small serviced apartment: The Ziolkowski family.

Emma Macdonald Call it Mr Fluffy paranoia or a mother's intuition, but Lisa Ziolkowski sought four different asbestos assessments before receiving confirmation that it was present in every room in her home, bar the...

Mr Fluffy descendants express sympathy for affected families

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Emma Macdonald The descendants of the man who started Canberra’s original Asbestosfluf insulation business, which subsequently became Mr Fluffy, have expressed their deep sympathy for the more than 1000...

Mr Fluffy group demands crisis support and demolition

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Emma Macdonald The owners of homes contaminated by Mr Fluffy asbestos have presented a list of demands to the ACT Government.

Mr Fluffy health crisis: Canberra family faces asbestosis diagnosis

The Mr Fluffy Owners and Residents Action Group has more than 300 members after setting up last month.

Emma Macdonald At least one Canberra family is grappling with a family member being diagnosed with asbestosis – the likely result of exposure to Mr Fluffy asbestos which they installed in their home in...

Culture war brews over Wig & Pen's move to ANU's Llewellyn Hall

Wig and Pen.

Emma Macdonald A culture war is brewing over plans by the popular inner-city pub, the Wig & Pen, to relocate from its Civic location to the ground floor of the Australian National University’s School of Music.

Mr Fluffy asbestos infiltrates like sand through the hourglass

ACT work safety minister Simon Corbell.

Emma Macdonald Mr Fluffy asbestos infiltrates houses like “sand migrating through an hour glass”, study shows.

Drowning in backyard pools still a risk for children in winter

Emma Macdonald Just because the temperature has plummeted does not mean children are not at risk of drowning in backyard pools.

Asbestos roof ruins business, says mechanic

Worksafe's Mark McCabe.

Emma Macdonald An asbestos sheet roof which has caused the temporary closure of two businesses on Woolley Street in Dickson for over three months is being replaced this week.

Canberra's universities brace for the good - and the bad - in budget

Tuesday’s education budget will be welcomed by the Australian National University, but not so the University of Canberra.

Emma Macdonald Tuesday’s education budget will be welcomed by the ANU, but condemned by UC.

'Mr Fluffy' asbestos families form action group to lobby ACT government

Spokesperson for the 'Mr Fluffy' owners and residents action group, Brianna Heseltine, with her baby Marcus.

Emma Macdonald Brianna Heseltine has stepped forward to become the public face of Canberra households affected by Mr Fluffy asbestos.

Empire Building Group site shut down in Wright

Worksafe's Mark McCabe.

Emma Macdonald A building site in Wright operated by Empire Building Group has been shut down over a raft of safety concerns.

Mr Fluffy asbestos found in bags under house

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Emma Macdonald Three bags of old Mr Fluffy asbestos have been stored under a home in Macgregor – presumably left behind.

Mr Fluffy asbestos found on children's clothes and toys in Canberra home

Another Canberra home has been placed in a lockdown by ACT WorkSafe.

Emma Macdonald A Canberra family with young children has been exposed to deadly Mr Fluffy asbestos that had fallen behind their wardrobes.

Women are the biggest budget losers

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Emma Macdonald The National Foundation for Australian Women has declared the 2014 federal Budget a disaster for women from all walks of life.

Constitution Avenue widening shut down over safety concerns

Work on the $42 million upgrade and widening of Constitution Avenue has been temporarily halted.

Emma Macdonald Work on the $42 million upgrade and widening of Constitution Avenue has been temporarily halted by WorkSafe ACT following a number of safety concerns.

ACT workplace death case the first to charge manager

ACT Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe said this case would be a turning point for the ACT and Australia.

Emma Macdonald The ACT will be the first jurisdiction to charge a senior company manager over the death of a worker in a workplace accident.

Major changes for education in ACT budget

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Emma Macdonald The ACT Government has committed to a major change to the Canberra Institute of Technology, winding back the Woden campus and developing a new campus in Tuggeranong to meet demand for training and...

Queen's Birthday Honours - Des Ball

Australian National University Professor Des Ball.

Emma Macdonald Australian National University Professor Des Ball has been recognised for his massive contribution to global defence and security.

Lyons family puts home on market to discover asbestos in kitchen and hallway

The Ross family: Nathalie with her children, Charlie, 8, Grace,13, and Lulu, 5, outside their family home which is contaminated with Mr Fluffy asbestos.

Emma Macdonald When her husband moved to Queensland for work, Nathalie Ross intended to put the family home on the market and find something smaller for herself and the three children.