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David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

ACT to target financially illiterate builders as part of review of Building Act

David Ellery The ACT Government is to target financially illiterate builders as part of its long awaited review of the Building Act with Environment and Planning Directorate executives admitting the deregulation...

St Andrew's committed to female elders

Having grown up in Northern Ireland, Reverend David Campbell places a high value on tolerance and acceptance.

David Ellery St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Forrest will continue to ordain women as elders, says Reverend David Campbell, the newly inducted minister for the recently restored landmark church.

Church Times - Christmas Eve

David Ellery Church Services

Sydney siege casts pall over Christmas celebrations

David Ellery The atrocious violence of the Lindt Cafe hostage drama has cast a shadow over Christmas 2014, leaving it a confused celebration, the Vicar General of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn,...

QBE finally starts paying out to home warranty insurance to Sublime victims

Al Locus and Emma  Snowden and their extended family continue to live in cramped conditions.

David Ellery QBE has finally begun processing insurance claims for victims of the Sublime Constructions and Development collapse.

Don't be complacent, tsunami experts warn 10 years on from Indian Ocean wave

On alert: Co-director of the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre in the Geoscience
Australia building at Symonston, Daniel Jaksa

David Ellery Australian tsunami experts have warned the community not to become complacent about the risk of tsunami.

Interfaith church service in Canberra for Martin Place seige hostages

Rabbi Alon Meltzer

David Ellery An Interfaith service to pray for people caught up in Sydney's hostage drama is to be held at the Theo Notaris Multicultural Centre at 7.30pm on Monday.

Canberra suburb Casey gets a market to call its own

David Ellery Casey, Canberra's latest pop-up suburb, is well on the way to getting a town market of its own.

QBE wrong to deny coverage to Sublime victims, ACT government says

Al Locus and Emma Snowden with their children (from left) William, 7, Kenji, 4, and Nathaniel, 23 months, at their Kaleen home.

David Ellery Insurance giant QBE has been blasted by senior officers of the ACT’s Environment and Planning Department.

Cosgrove a constant at ADFA and Duntroon graduations

Memorable moment: Graduate Air Force Officer Cadet Joshua McNickle hugs from his mother Vicki Collins.

David Ellery It was a case of deja vu all over again for Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove when he presided at the Royal Military College, Duntroon’s, final graduation ceremony for the year on Tuesday.

Hundreds of cars turn out for Canberra British car day

The 1969 Riley Elf, owned by Wanniassa enthusiast Ken Lee.

David Ellery Canberra's British car enthusiasts were fortunate the capital's recent "terribly British weather" stayed away for the duration of Sunday's well attended "Terribly British Day".

Rare MG F1 features at Canberra Terribly British Car Day

Va va voom: Brian Oxley from Garren with his 1931 MG F1.

David Ellery An 83-year-old MG will star at Canberra's annual Terribly British Day this Sunday.

Arranged marriages for Indian nationals living in Australia

David Ellery Gaylord Focker had it easy. All he had to do was meet the parents. When Himanshu Jindal drove to Canberra to meet his future in-laws, he was also en route to meet the girl who would soon agree to be...

ACT Jewish Community inaugurates its first rabbi Alon Meltzer

Celebration: MP Michael Sukkar and Rabbi Alon Meltzer and his wife, Linsay, at the inauguration in Canberra.

David Ellery Alon Meltzer is the first rabbi in the Canberra congregation's 63-year history.

ORS, liquidator probe Sublime Constructions collapse aftermath

David Ellery The Office of Regulatory Services has pledged to investigate QBE Insurance's refusal to compensate victims of the $4 million Sublime Constructions collapse if it is asked to do so.

Colour blind author views 'the map that changed the world'

David Ellery Simon Winchester, whose works include "The Surgeon of Crowthorne", "Krakatoa" and "The Man With The Electrified Brain", does more than write history. He also makes it.

French President Francois Hollande visits Telopea Park School

The French President, Francois Hollande, visits the French Australian School, Telopea Park. Students sing the French national anthem upon the arrival of the president. Checking out the president during the song is 8 year old Armand Bouillaud, centre.

David Ellery The real stars of French President Francois Hollande's visit to the Telopea Park School in Barton on Wednesday were the students.

Aston Martins in town: Sexy enough for Bond and perfect for Canberra

News. Photo Gallery. A range of new Aston Martin cars are on display
at the Hyatt Hotel. November 7th 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by
Graham Tidy.


David Ellery The forecourt of Canberra's Hyatt Hotel was both shaken and stirred when a fleet of current model and classic Aston Martins descended on the city.

Canberra builder dodges asbestos bullet thanks to quick thinking


David Ellery If it seems too cheap to be true, it probably is, say experts in the building trade.

Office Regulatory Services investigates failed builder

Tanya Nguyen of Wright, front, with other people effected by the Sublime Constructions collapse in February.

David Ellery ACT Office of Regulatory Services questions QBE Insurance after refusal to pay out home warranty insurance claims.