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David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Children's cancer research donations filter through for others

David Ellery Research money spent on cancer in children delivers ''a lot of bang for the buck'' says a leading specialist in the field.

Disability support pension 'part of the social contract'

Jacqui White of Symonston.

David Ellery Pensioner challenging the government over plans to restructure the support payment says recipients are no different to other Australians.

Tony Abbott 'breaks pension pledge' on Disability Support Pension

Disability pension.

David Ellery Abbott government appears hell-bent on breaking its pledge, a Canberra multiple sclerosis sufferer says.

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Gary Humphries agrees that Abbott has to assist ACT

Gary Humphries.

David Ellery Chief Minister has an unexpected champion in her bid for federal aid to help Canberra cope with PS redundancies.

Annabelle Pegrum's capital environment

Forum. Annabelle Pegrum, former NCA Chief Executive and currently
President of the ACT Chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of
Architects, pictured at Commonwealth Place. December 5th 2013 Canberra
Times photograph by Graham Tidy.


David Ellery Annabelle Pegrum's love of Canberra has not diminished, writes David Ellery.

Grieving parents' call to target rare cancers that strike young

News. Janey Wallace at her home in Reid, with 15 year old pet Pug, Oscar and her late son's (Lachlan) car. Lachlan succumbed to cancer this year and was a keen Summernats attendee, entering his modified Datsun 1200 ute. December 15th. 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy

David Ellery Canberra parents Janey Wallace and Doug Smith want a shift in the way cancer research funds are spent after losing their son.

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New Duntroon graduates celebrate commissionings

Royal Military College graduates fall out after the Graduation Parade at RMC Duntroon in Canberra on Tuesday 10 December 2013. Photo: Andrew Meares

David Ellery Brigadier Dianne Gallasch presided over her first graduation ceremony as the commandant of Duntroon Royal Military College on Tuesday.

TV presenter Neil Oliver comes to WWI Diggers' defence

At the Australian War Memorial's Treloar Centre, Mitchell. Neil Oliver, archaeologist and broadcaster, is to produce a

David Ellery Archaeologist and TV presenter Neil Oliver visits the Australian War Memorial's textile conservation centre.

TV host Neil Oliver turns attention to the Australian War Memorial for new series

Archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer Neil Oliver.

David Ellery Neil Oliver, the archaeologist turned TV presenter, is taking the Australian War Memorial to the world.

St Andrew's Church on Capital Hill has years left in it after clean-up

The Presbyterian Church of St Andrew.

David Ellery The latest round of renovations to Capital Hill's St Andrew's Church have cost about $500,000.

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Shane Rattenbury claims free night rides save taxpayers money

The Nightrider bus.

David Ellery Slashing fares for next month's Nightrider bus service from $5 to zero could save ACT taxpayers money, Shane Rattenbury believes.

Free Nightrider aims to win patrons

Action bus driver Andrew Walls on the Nightrider bus.

David Ellery Territory and Municipal Services have dropped the charge for using the ACT Nightrider Bus Service this year.

Getting into gear for a Brit of a spin around town

NEWS: The British High Commissioner Paul Madden will be a special guest at Terribly British Day on Sunday 1st December . Pic shows a Jag XK120. 27th November 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

David Ellery The British high commissioner in Canberra, Paul Madden, has been picked for a dream job on Sunday.

New buses for Canberra

Action bus

David Ellery ACTION is to spend $41.1 million on 77 new buses to be delivered between May 2014 and mid-2017.

Anzac voices: private worlds of stoic Diggers laid bare

ANZAC Voices co-curator Craig Tibbitts at the Australian War Memorial.

David Ellery The Memorial's newest exhibition will transport visitors into the private worlds of those who served in World War I.

904,000 people will live in Canberra by 2061 says academic

The foreshores of Lake Ginninderra will need to be redeveloped for Canberra to hold over 900,000 people.

David Ellery Fitting 904,000 people into the ACT by 2061 is not a scary prospect as long as it done properly, an academic says.


Countdown on for Futuro House refurbishment for University of Canberra

The Futuro was a fixture at the Canberra Space Dome and Observatory for well over a decade.

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David Ellery Hall's Tardis is not the only spaceship currently in residence in the ACT.

The day definitely belonged to the Doctors in Canberra

Dr Who fans attend a special screening at Dendy of the 50th Anniversary, The Day of the Doctor.

David Ellery Dalek supporters were in the minority when Dr Who fans converged on Civic for Dendy's 3D screening of The Day of the Doctor on Sunday.

American Car Nationals: Hoff's prize wheels steal the show from a bevy of beauties

Rebecca Shields and Glen Blazejak with their 1984 Pontiac Trans Am.

David Ellery Not all 'Kitt'' cars are cheap and nasty. Just ask the petrol heads and muscle car fans who were lining up to get a closer look at Glen Blazejak's 1982 Pontiac TransAm at the American Car Nationals...

Southcare helicopter's women to the rescue

Women medical staff at the Snowyhydro Southcare helicopter base at Hume.

David Ellery Those first on the scene in a crisis need no longer be men, writes David Ellery.