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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

Asbestos found at Uni Pub work site in Civic

Emma Macdonald WorkSafe ACT has given a Canberra company 24 hours to properly dispose of a bag of asbestos which has been lying on work site in Civic since last week.

Brave recovery for the girl who fell to earth

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Emma Macdonald Canberra's Emma Carey, 21, has a date tattooed on her forearm - June 9, 2013. This was the day she fell from the sky and crashed to earth in a freak sky-diving accident.

Code defines ACT teachers' conduct

ACT teachers will have their first common code of practice.

Emma Macdonald ACT teachers will receive their first common Code of Practice - bringing them into line with other professions.

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Homes with Mr Fluffy asbestos insulation should be demolished, says safety chief

An asbestos removal in progress.

Emma Macdonald The head of Australia's federal Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, Peter Tighe, said he would not allow his family to live in a home affected by Mr Fluffy asbestos insulation and that Canberra's...

Asbestos victim John Jorritsma fears for his sons' wellbeing

John and Stephanie Jorritsma sit in the living room of their house.

Emma Macdonald Six years ago, John Jorritsma watched his brother die of mesothelioma, never thinking for a moment he would follow in his footsteps.

Checks reveal Mr Fluffy asbestos still in Canberra homes

At least 30 Canberra homes who have sought asbestos checks in recent weeks have been confirmed to contain residual asbestos.

Emma Macdonald At least 30 Canberra homes subject to checks in recent weeks have been confirmed to contain residual Mr Fluffy asbestos.

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Consult your children before posting their photos online

Emma Macdonald Before you post that cute shot of your child wearing a multicoloured wig and funny glasses on Facebook, ask how the youngster feels about it.

Canberra house cleared for asbestos but the deadly dust still lurks

Tim Lyon of Pearce

Emma Macdonald A Pearce home owner is seeking legal advice after buying a home formally cleared by the ACT government of having Mr Fluffy asbestos, only to find out that was an administrative mistake and there is...

Upheaval blamed as ANU staff move to better-paying UC jobs

UC students, staff query rugby deal

Emma Macdonald The Australian National University is experiencing something of a brain drain as esteemed academics cross Belconnen Way for the University of Canberra.

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Dire warning on Mr Fluffy asbestos in Canberra homes

Removing asbestos from a local site.

Emma Macdonald Pressure to have ACT properties which have Mr Fluffy loose asbestos adhere strict safety measures.

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Builder left in the dark after call to asbestos hotline

News: Andrew Laird wants the government to notify builders which houses are mr fluffy houses before they start work on them, to avoid exposure to asbestos. 29th of March 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Emma Macdonald Canberra builder Andrew Laird told Mr Fluffy asbestos list unavailable "due to privacy reasons".

CIT fashion courses bursting at the seams, but help at hand

Emma Macdonald Whether it is shows like Project Runway, the current crafting craze or the buzz of Fashfest, Canberra's ranks of would-be fashion designers are bursting at the seams.

University of Canberra Students' Association risks going broke

The University of Canberra.

Emma Macdonald An internal review of the University of Canberra Students' Association has recommended a financial and governance overhaul as it risks going broke.

Tailor provides Canberra with high end suits

Designer Pip Morgan of Braddon Tailors will be showcasing its collection in this years Fashfest.

Emma Macdonald Don't assume the men's clothes on the Fashfest runway are all about cropped pants, exposed ankles and avant garde fabrics.

Learning about engagement is new ground for study

Students studying - generic photo Think Stock for HSC Best Wishes feature.

Emma Macdonald The ACT will spearhead new research into how parents should best engage with their children's learning.

Parents in PJs: that's one way to get them involved in school activities

Students and parents at Maquarie Primary School setup for a movie in the school corridor.
(L-R) Nate Halpin (yr 4), Luke Halpin,  Clare 
Halpin (yr 3), Sophia Halpin, Oliver Walker (Kindergarten), Lianne Gyles, Nicholas Walker (yr1) Yvette Walker, and Bradley Gyles (yr5).

Emma Macdonald Macquarie Primary School principal Wendy Cave has a simple suggestion on how schools can better engage with parents: ''Turn on the lights, open the door and invite parents inside.''

University paid parking 'rushed and poorly designed'

News.  Cooper Lodge student accommodation at the University of Canberra.  23 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Emma Macdonald The introduction of pay parking at the University of Canberra last week has been described as rushed and poorly designed according to staff and students who are now required to pay upwards of $3 to...

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NAPLAN: ACT school scores slip compared with peers

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Emma Macdonald Spelling and numeracy at high school level continue to be the ACT's greatest educational weak points.

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NAPLAN league tables give valuable Canberra snapshot

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Emma Macdonald Another round of NAPLAN testing has come and gone - and the sky has not fallen in.

NAPLAN: Independent schools a point or two above the pack in My School rankings

Torrens Primary School Principal Sue Mueller with year 3 students have done brilliantly in the MySchool NAPLAN results.

Emma Macdonald The Canberra Times' league tables of ACT schools' literacy and numeracy scores continue to show that independent schools dominate their Catholic and government counterparts.

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