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David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Signs of life spread the word for campaigners

David Ellery Election signs are a key weapon in any candidate's arsenal in the lead-up to a poll, Senator Gary Humphries, one of the ACT's most seasoned political campaigners, believes.

Keeping the black dog on a tightened leash

David Ellery Jenny Stewart is a respected Canberra academic who has lived with depression for almost half a century.

Rare pictures of World War II air crash

David Ellery Pictures have come to light of Canberra's forgotten World War II air crash.

Group's simple steps a big leap in lives of the poor

On steps - wide?

At front: OCDT Rachael Cuddihy

Second Row: CHAP Anthony Doyle, MIDN Sarah Moriarty
Back Row: MIDN Gordon Hutcheon, MIDN Justin Comfort

Seated at the base of the 'Cardinal's Steps' at the end of the work in Pamplona township, Lima Mission.

Deep shot

At front: CHAP Anthony Doyle, MIDN Sarah Moriarty
Back Row: OCDT Rachael Cuddihy, MIDN Gordon Hutcheon, MIDN Justin Comfort
At the base of the hill about to board minibus back to base.


David Ellery A simple concrete staircase built by a group of young Australian Catholics has made a profound difference to the lives of some of the poorest people living on a Peruvian hillside.

Dinosaur stock an investment in learning

David Ellery Dinosaurs retain a powerful grip on the imagination, especially that of children.

Only Labor gives Holden a sure thing, says minister

David Ellery Senator Kim Carr is confident Holden will still be making cars in Australia well into the 2020s as long as Labor wins the election.

Holy month feeds hunger for Islam's spiritual journey

Abdul Hakim, the president of the Islamic Society of Canberra, talking about Ramadan, which ends this week.

David Ellery Canberra's 8000 strong Muslim community is observing Ramadan, Islam's holy month, by sharing its faith with the wider community.

New building application rules lift roof

Jerry Howard, Deputy Executive Director of Master Builders Association of the ACT.

David Ellery Canberra building designers and certifiers are hopping mad about new territory government building application requirements they say will cost home builders thousands of dollars and could bring...

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Bike and bus cash well spent, says minister

David Ellery Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury says it makes sense for the ACT government to spend more than half as much money on bicycle and bus transport as it does on roads.

Our roads streets ahead

David Ellery One of the first things a visitor to Canberra notices is the city's amazing road network.

NRMA strikes out on the ruin to roads

Foreground is Alan Evans, NRMA director for ACT and the Southern Region; rear is Rudy Kistler, the ``3D chalk artist'' from Austinmere (near Wollongong) who drew the pot hole.
Have also sent a shot of the pothole itself.

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David Ellery When the NRMA wanted to shine the spotlight on the potholes in Canberra's roads in Civic on Thursday, it had to draw a picture of one. The real things are actually pretty thin on the ground.

Locals work hard to restore environment

Cubs Hannah Puschak (8) and Jess Preston (10), plant trees at Mt Majura for National plant a tree day.

David Ellery More than 100 volunteers braved the cool conditions to plant 400 trees on the slopes of Mount Majura on Sunday.

Explosions show power of common chemicals, supermarket products

News. The Attorney General's Department in conjunction with the Australian Federal Police, at the Majura firing range, demonstrate the result of various household chemicals that can be used to construct explosive devices. An exploding backpack during the demonstration. July 25th 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

David Ellery Australian Federal Police used home made explosives concocted from commonly used chemicals and supermarket products to blow up bomb test dummies, wooden logs and even two cars at the Majura Park...

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Alarm over private sector jobs

NEWS: Case study: General manger of Sedcom Rene Sedlmaier at the Fyshwick office.  21st JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

David Ellery Julia Gillard hit the kill switch on the Canberra economy with her election announcement in January and hundreds of private sector jobs have already been lost as a result, ACT Chamber of Commerce...

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Council to recover $115k in costs after clean-up

Photos from the Gerondal's Bingie property

David Ellery A south coast council is confident it will be able to recover more than $115,000 in clean-up costs from a Canberra couple at the centre of a separate 38-year-old development dispute in the ACT.

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Six decades after fighting in Korea, three men will make their return

William Monaghan and Derek Roylance.

David Ellery Three Cold War warriors from the ACT and Queanbeyan are returning to South Korea later this month.

High NBN demand an issue for Gungahlin

Ewan Brown, President of the Gungahlin Community Council, in front of the Fibre Optic Cable being layed in the Canberra suburb of Gungahlin.

David Ellery The NBN is the new pink batts scheme with the quantity of installations taking precedence over quality, an activist says.

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Road to arrested development

Pasquale Trimboli, owner of  Lonsdale Street restaurant Italian and Sons.

David Ellery Tenants and neighbours are philosophical about a development in Braddon that has experienced long delays, writes DAVID ELLERY

Third time lucky for delayed apartments

David Ellery BRADDON'S famous hole in the ground at 10/12 Lonsdale Street is an unsung victim of the collapse of Ply ACT earlier this year.

Vision of our second century

Canberra Doomed Canberra

David Ellery If, as so many people love to say around these parts, a week is a long time in politics, then what will the next 5200 of them bring for Canberra?