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David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Tens of thousands of Canberrans will never own a home on its own block of land

David Ellery More than a third of Canberra families have been priced out of the detached housing market and the situation will only get worse, former chief minister Jon Stanhope says.

Interfaith push to explore unity and peace between Muslims and Christians

David Ellery Canberra Muslims and Christians have joined together to bring Islamic studies expert John L. Esposito to the ACT to explore pathways to peace and unity on December 3.

White Ribbon Accreditation addresses misogyny issues of ADFA's troubled past

ADFA cadets and midshipmen discuss their experiences at the academy and its accreditation as a women friendly work space.
From left, MIDN (RAN - midshipman) Kate Millward, OFFCDT (Officer Cadet) John Hensman, and OCDT (Officer cadet) Victoria Roadnight.

David Ellery White Ribbon accreditation shows just how far ADFA has come in addressing issues.

Windellama ADFA bus crash: Five people discharged from hospital

The bus, carrying 50 ADFA personnel, rolled over, leaving 30 injured, four seriously.

David Ellery 21 people have now been discharged from hospital after an ADFA bus crashed on Saturday.

The rising cost of living in Gungahlin

David Ellery There are claims the ACT government is profiteering after Gungahlin block prices jump, but house values record a 10th of the rise.

ACT VW owners feel betrayed by cheating scandal

Justin Graf purchased his Golf GTD in 2012 from a Canberra VW dealer.

David Ellery Canberra Volkswagen owners caught out with cars that have been fiddled to cheat emissions tests feel let down and betrayed by the giant car company.

Landmine campaigner Ian Mansfield began his journey towards peace in Canberra

Ian Mansfield with wife Margaret Mansfield back in Canberra. Ian has written a book about his work with the UN on landmine clearance. Margaret has travelled with Ian to the eight countries he's worked in.

David Ellery Ian Mansfield's journey through a minefield turned a warrior into pacifist.

Canberra builders say new ActewAGL will cost them thousands

ActewAGL is under financial pressure but has rejected claims it is inefficient.

David Ellery Canberra builders say ActewAGL fee changes will cost builders, clients, thousands of dollars.

WWII veteran HMAS Canberra's biggest fan at freedom march

The crew of HMAS Canberra has been granted the Freedom of the City.

David Ellery Wild horses couldn't have kept 93-year-old Henry Hall from attending Thursday's freedom of the city parade for the third HMAS Canberra.

HMAS Canberra crew to exercise freedom of the city

A CH-47D Chinook conducts load-lifting trials with HMAS Canberra.

David Ellery More than 300 members of the HMAS Canberra are to march in Canberra on Thursday to mark their freedom of the city.

William Farrer's laboratory is back in business

Lambrigg Cottage, once owned by William Farrer and now owned by the Gullett family, Kate and Peter. They recently restored the old cottage, which was Farrer's lab.

David Ellery William Farrer's wheat laboratory has been restored to its former humble glory by the Gulletts of Tharwa

Inside-out Guggenheim-styled Vibe Hotel brings luxury accommodation to airport

The Vibe's vast atrium is a nod to Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum in New York.

David Ellery Canberra's Guggenheim rival could be the perfect place to stay.

Superannuation Guarantee architect farewelled on Saturday

Ron Dean, the principal public service architect of the Superannuation Guarantee Scheme, has died.

David Ellery Superannuation Guarantee Scheme architect Ron Dean touched the lives of millions and transformed the way Australians plan for retirement. He died on October 19 after a short illness.

ACT Rural Fire Service issues early warning over summer blaze risk

Cooper Pitts, 2, checks out the helicopter controls at the Rural Fire Service open day.

David Ellery With 40,000 homes in the ACT in bushfire-prone areas, residents of the bush capital need to take extra care ahead of a potentially extreme summer fire season.

ACT home approvals pick up speed

David Ellery First home buyers win as territory's home development fast track goes into top gear.

Narrabundah High class of 1965 reunion to feature dinner event

David Ellery Narrabundah College's class of 1965 plans a reunion to remember the days when life was tough but fair.

Marist victim calls for oversight of institutional abuse investigations

Damian De Marco after testifying at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse in 2014.

David Ellery A NSW-style 'reportable conduct scheme' for child abuse would make institutional investigations of abuse claims more credible, a professional standards expert and an abuse survivor have said.

ACT Muslim leader calls on co-religionists to engage with broader community

Diana Abdel-Rahman speaking at the Stand Up for Refugees rally at Garema Place in Civic.

David Ellery Control orders for 14-year-olds a "catastrophe waiting to happen", ACT Muslim leader says.

Flying the front line in the Cold War: David Evans's experiences in the Berlin Airlift

Forum David Evans: A flying legend: The identification silhouettes for the Douglas Dakota [Observer Books, 1962].

Douglas Dakota - Observer silhouette.jpg

David Ellery David Evans graduated from the Empire Air Training Scheme too late to fly in World War II.

CFMEU boss denies knowledge of inappropriate payment claims

CFMEU's Dean Hall gives evidence at the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption before Commissioner Dyson Heydon.

David Ellery ACT CFMEU boss Dean Hall denies knowledge of alleged corruption, but admits he made a mistake allowing Fihi Kivalu to say he resigned after being made redundant.