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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

The Australian National University is up two places on international rankings

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Emma Macdonald The Australian National University has improved its position internationally.

ANU jumps six places in world uni rankings

20th September 2011, News, Emma Macdonald Story,   CANBERRA TIMES photo by KARLEEN MINNEY- Vice Chancellor of the ANU Professor Ian Young

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

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NSW parliament to investigate the extent of Mr Fluffy asbestos contamination in NSW homes

Kirsten Lawson and Emma Macdonald The NSW parliament will investigate the extent of Mr Fluffy asbestos contamination in NSW homes, a  move that boosts the likelihood of a state-wide hunt for the deadly loose-fill insulation.

Nightmare awaits inside a Mr Fluffy roof space

Robson Environmental's Ged Keane has questioned the current advice by the NSW government.

Emma Macdonald NSW homeowners are being warned not to be complacent about the risks of loose asbestos insulation.

Katy Gallagher admits flaw in ACT government's approach to Mr Fluffy asbestos notification

Katy Gallagher in 2005:

Emma Macdonald ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher was warned personally and on multiple occasions since 2005 that Mr Fluffy home owners were at risk of coming into contact with the deadly insulation.

Mr Fluffy crisis: homeowners want action not blame

Fluffy Owners and Residents' Action Group founder Brianna Heseltine.

Emma Macdonald The founder of the Fluffy Owners and Residents' Action Group said recriminations over who knew what about Mr Fluffy asbestos must not distract politicians from finding a solution to the health and...

Katy Gallagher defends asbestos record

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

Emma Macdonald ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has defended her handling of asbestos  over the past decade, saying no jurisdiction had done more to highlight and promote safety than the ACT.

Plea to help Queanbeyan Mr Fluffy victims

Mike and Maryanne Bresnik outside their Mr Fluffy home in Queanbeyan.

Emma Macdonald Maryanne and Mike Bresnik are one of a small group of Queanbeyan families whose lives have been turned upside down by Canberra's now infamous Mr Fluffy insulation scheme.

Bernie Banton launch of asbestos awareness bus in Canberra

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Emma Macdonald Canberra's toxic asbestos legacy made it the perfect location to launch a new asbestos awareness van which will tour the country over the coming months.

Diary of a dying Fluffy homeowner

Kathy Pryce was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

Emma Macdonald Diary of a Mr Fluffy Victim: Kathy Pryce.

Sue Packer to head ACT government's asbestos reference group

Dr Sue Packer will be the chair of the ACT government’s asbestos reference group.

Emma Macdonald Former Canberran of the Year Dr Sue Packer will chair the ACT government’s asbestos reference group.

ANU ranking slides on respected global research league table

Emma Macdonald The Australian National University has continued its slide down international performance rankings, falling 8 places on the most rigorous research league table.

Tradies and homeowners happy with tagging of contaminated Mr Fluffy homes

No-one knows how many Queanbeyan homes might contain Mr Fluffy asbestos.

Emma Macdonald Canberra’s tradespeople will ultimately pay the highest price for exposure to Mr Fluffy asbestos, the CFMEU says.

Road planned over asbestos dump

Asbestos ready to be buried in Canberra in the 1990s.

Emma Macdonald A massive asbestos waste dump in Gungahlin that contains the original Mr Fluffy asbestos removed from more than 1000 Canberra homes in the 1980s is being tested before the ACT government builds a...

Family endures Canberra winter in Mr Fluffy home with no lights, heating

Annabel Yagos, of Fisher, with her two children six-month-old Charlotte  and Jacob, 2.

Emma Macdonald It is not ideal to bath very young children in an unheated bathroom to the dim glow of a camp light during a Canberra winter. But Annabel and Jonathan Yagos have no choice.

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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...

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 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...

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.