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David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Shipping containers: Visual pollution or public good?

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.

Call for number of shipping containers in Canberra to be better managed

Natasha Purvis is a resident at Ursula Hall, a residential college that has been constructed from old shipping containers.

David Ellery The Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate says there are "tens of thousands" of shipping containers on private property across the ACT.

Leave modesty at the door for a sudden lifesaving shower

David Ellery Any walking wounded from a nuclear, biological or chemical incident in the ACT can expect to quickly get very naked and very wet thanks to flat pack decontamination units kept at the Calvary and...

On this day

David Ellery The Packer-Gyngell street brawl surely pales into insignificance when compared to a stoush that took place in Scotland 70 years ago.

Canberra to host international landscape architecture conference

Canberra is the obvious venue for an international design congress in 2016, national vice president of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Suzanne Moulis says.

David Ellery Well-crafted landscapes large and small made Canberra the obvious venue for an international design congress to be held here in 2016, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects vice -president,...

Tuggeranong trade training centre opens doors

David Ellery An $8.1 million public schools trade training centre in Tuggeranong is to begin operation when school resumes on Monday.

Duntroon: The class of 1914

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Group portrait of Lieutenant Cyril Albert?Clowes?(left), his?brother?Lieutenant Norman?Clowes (right) and E.L Vowles who later became Duntroon's commandant from 1945 to 1948.

David Ellery They were the first class of cadets to pass through the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

Duntroon: The class of 2014

(L-R) Staff Cadets, Steph Costa (F89 Minimi light support weapon), Russell Brien (66mm short range anti armor weapon), Jamie-Lee Britt (F88 steyr rifle) and Lachlan Findlay (f88 with grenade launcher attachement) at the RMC Duntroon grenade training range.

David Ellery Lachlan, Steph, Jamie-Lee and Russell, part of the latest intake at Duntroon, are articulate, hard-working, clever and fit – qualities they share with the Royal Military College's class of 1914.

US alliance overcharges and under-delivers, says ANU's Mike McKinley

Australia's allegiance with the United States overcharges and under delivers said senior ANU academic,

David Ellery Australia's alliance with the United States overcharges and under-delivers, Australian National University academic Dr Mike McKinley says.

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Another 30 grand and Canberra's 6029 will do the locomotion

The Canberra Railway Museum Easter steamfest.

David Ellery A band of steam railway enthusiasts working out of the Canberra Railway Museum say they are just weeks away from recommissioning the largest steam engine ever to ride Australian rails - if they can...

Crowds build as thousands to flock to Canberra's National Folk Festival

Sara Lee, of Byron Bay, selling her handmade marionettes at

David Ellery Crowds were building at the National Folk Festival at Epic on Thursday afternoon as the clock slowly moved towards 7pm and the opening concert of this year’s 48th event.

ACT Christian leaders turn minds to society's most vulnerable

David Ellery Asylum seekers, vandalism and the royals are just some of the subjects on the minds of Canberra's Christian leaders this Easter.

Magical festival show just child's play

Michael and Keren Peter with the Ladybug Express.?

David Ellery The National Folk Festival is not just a studiously serious affair targeted at the grown-ups.