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David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Queens Birthday honours: Canberrans fare well in military awards

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David Ellery An unidentified Australian soldier who drew enemy fire to protect his mates in Afghanistan has become only the seventh person to be awarded the Star of Gallantry since its inception 23 years ago.

Lawyer lauds Canberra's role in exposing Catholic sex abuse scandals

Christian Brothers who were accused of sexual abuse were still allowed to work with children by being sent to day schools where there would be 'less opportunity' to offend.

David Ellery ACT lawyer Jason Parkinson says prosecution of a Canberra Marist Brother in 2008 was crucial in exposing the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal nationwide.

Former Cabberra student tells of being 'victimised' over Marist College abuses

Victimised: Former Marist student Dan Hopkinson.

David Ellery Having been "victimised" for trying to speak out about child abuse in the 1990s, Daniel Hopkinson is telling his story.

Archbishop prepares parishioners for 'horrendous' child sexual abuse stories

Catholic Archbishop Christopher Prowse has warned parishioners to brace themselves for

David Ellery Catholic Archbishop prepares parishioners for "horrendous stories" expected from child sexual abuse royal commission.

It's all about jobs as records topple

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David Ellery The ACT government is relying on record capital spending of $2.5 billion over the next four years to help shield the Canberra economy.

Focus on the big picture thinking a welcome change

David Ellery The Canty family of Torrens has a lot riding on what has been billed as the most significant ACT budget in decades.

Transport set for $70 million spend

Andrew Barr.

David Ellery Tuesday’s budget allocated almost $70 million towards improved transport services and infrastructure, not including the light-rail project.

General Bridges move from Duntroon to AWM for Gallipoli Centenary

General Bridges' impressive set of honours and medals, which have been on display at the college since March 3, 2003, are being lent to the War Memorial for the duration of the centenary of Anzac.

David Ellery Major-General William Bridges' grave at Duntroon is to be the setting for a solemn ceremony on Saturday.

Gungahlin renderer the mouse that roared

: Luis Sanchez, of Sanchez Rendering & Constructions, one of the only contractors to get payment from Sublime builders before they went broke.

David Ellery Luis and Maria Sanchez know firsthand what happens when the relationship between a builder and a contractor goes south.

Erindale Pharmacy backs reservists in the workplace

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David Ellery Erindale Pharmacy won a Defence Reserve's National Employer Support Award after being nominated by employee, sapper Luke Peacock.

Love them or loathe them, shipping containers are here to stay

Natasha Purvis inside her accommodation at ANU.

David Ellery Whether you think they're visual pollution, or a good use of public space, shipping containers are not going anywhere.

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Full steam ahead: celebrating Canberra's centenary of train travel

The Centenary of the Railway to Canberra is celebrated with a steam engine ride from the Canberra Railway Museum in Kingston to Queanbeyan station and return.

David Ellery The romance of the age of steam lured hundreds of Canberrans to the Railway Museum on Sunday.

Shipping containers: Visual pollution or public good?

Cooma Diesel's Jane Lynch opens the door of their shipping container which they use for storage at their business in Fyshwick.

David Ellery Shipping containers, whether you love them or loathe them, are definitely here to stay.

Marist College Canberra headmaster prepares school for royal commission

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David Ellery Marist College Canberra headmaster Richard Sidorko met with students on Friday to explain the background to next month's visit to the ACT by the sexual abuse royal commission.

After surgery, Reedly off to Vanuatu for new start

Reedly Gershom 14, from Vanuatu.

David Ellery Surgery performed on a 14-year-old from Vanuatu last month was "all in a day's work".

Empire building workers went bush because of bung toilet

Panorama at Wright, closed.

David Ellery Canberra's Empire Building Group had received no complaints from workers about toilet facilities on its ''Panorama at Wright'' development site and had never been told employees were having to jump...

Hewatt administrators spend up to $200,000

A Hewatt Earthworks scraper onsite at the Majura Parkway.

David Ellery Administrators handling the Hewatt group to meet with creditors on Tuesday.

ACT to take the lead in regional response to budget

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

David Ellery ACT to meet with local federal members and regional mayors in bid for special assistance for the region.

Pause in local government grants to hit territory, councils

David Ellery The federal government has "paused'' indexation on Financial Assistance Grants to Local Government (including the ACT government) until at least 2017-18.

Builders, tradesmen nervous in wake of budget

David Ellery Builders and tradesmen across the ACT are more concerned about the impact of the budget on consumer confidence than peripheral issues such as fuel costs and superannuation changes.