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David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

CFMEU 'knew' of allegations organiser Halafihi Kivalu was corrupt before arrest

David Ellery Secret recordings show organisers discussing whether former organiser Halafihi "Fihi" Kivalu had been "leaning on" a contractor.

Rumours CFMEU organiser on the take circulated a year ago

Dyson Heydon arrives at the royal commission.

David Ellery Rumours a CFMEU organiser was on the take were circulating in Canberra almost a year ago union royal commission told.

Gang Gang: Kensington mystery an abortion tragedy

David Ellery Sydney's tragic "Kensington Mystery" exposed the dark side of banning abortions in 1910.

ACT Policing sends Constable Kenny out on a limb

Constable Kenny is getting his own tree.

David Ellery Let's hope ACT policing doesn't kill (Constable) Kenny with the wrong choice of tree.

Gang Gang: From Gallymont to Zeebrugge, a stoker's tale

David Ellery The most imaginative adventure novelist would be hard pressed to come up with a connection between the tiny 19th century NSW village of Gallymont and one of the most daring "Commando" style raids of...

Flying physios bring quick relief to far north

David Ellery A committed group of Canberra physiotherapists are doing the city proud with their efforts to help people on Palm Island and Arnhem Land.

Get your free Canberra bomber here! Conditions apply


David Ellery The Department of Defence is giving away two nuclear bombers which, at one time, would have cost the equivalent of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Good help getting hard to find says Legacy chief

David Ellery While age is claiming an ever-increasing number of Legacy's workers every year a new generation of helpers is stepping in to fill the breach.

Gang Gang: OTD - Monday, August 31

David Ellery America's abrupt abolition of Lend Lease 70 years ago was an attack on the British Labor Government The Australian Worker argued.

Gang Gang: On this day 100 years ago

David Ellery The Great War's wasted lives are still worthy of remembrance 100 years on.

Duck! The Globemaster is coming to Canberra low and slow this weekend

A C-17A Globemaster travelling low and slow.

David Ellery Special guest will rule the sky at ADFA's open day on Saturday

Gang gang: Lunatics on wheels arouse the ire of many Canberrans

Early morning traffic on Morshead Drive.

David Ellery I am not alone in my criticism of the small but significant percentage of ACT motorists who make life interesting for the rest of us by weaving in and out of traffic as the spirit moves them.

Gang gang: Lunatics on wheels - Another year of driving dangerously in Canberra

The ultimate Urban Assault Vehicle.

David Ellery Lunatics on wheels. Where else but the ACT are the indicators painted on?

The show did not go on at Queanbeyan

David Ellery The show did not go on after tragic fire at Queanbeyan 100 years ago.

You take the high road: tanks the safe Canberra travel alternative

Tuggeranong Task Force: Highly motivated Canberra commuters about to drive from Gungahlin to Tuggeranong. (Tanks are German Tiger IIs deployed in the Ardennes offensive in 1944).

David Ellery These Tiger Tanks would be the perfect way to get from Gungahlin to Tuggeranong. Not even the largest Toyota Urban Assault Vehicle would dare to cut you off at the overpass.

Tanks for the memories at the AWM

David Ellery Australian War Memorial adds an Italian connection to its impressive display of tanks.

Cue the next war -

General de Gaulle of France.

David Ellery Vietnam and World War Two: The history gods have a wicked sense of humour.

Changi book to be launched 70 years late

The cover of The Changi Book.

David Ellery The Changi Book was meant to be published in 1945. It is finally seeing the light of day.

Unions royal commission boosts CFMEU membership, says union boss

ACT CFMEU branch secretary Dean Hall says an unintended consequence of the government's attack on the union movement was the politicisation of the workforce.

David Ellery The Royal Commission into Trade Unions has not been pleasant for Canberra's CFMEU branch but, according to secretary Dean Hall, it has made it stronger with 50 new members signing up in the last...

The Tradies Group set to profit from finanancially challenged development

David Ellery Union clubs hope to make millions off Northbourne Avenue development, despite stoic adherence to building and workplace standards.