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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

School of Music students turn on management

Emma Macdonald Irate School of Music students jeered the Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University Professor Ian Young at crisis talks between management, students and staff on Thursday.

Demolition of Page Mr Fluffy house being considered after 'suspicious' fire

House fire on Neumayer Street in Page.

Emma Macdonald The future of a fire-damaged Mr Fluffy home in Page is in flux with authorities seeking to make contact with the owner, described by neighbours as a hoarder.

Mum and kids hit the books after Smith Family leg-up

anayah Howe of Ngunnawal with her children who attend Ngunnawal Primary School from left, Demitrio aged 8 and Tyson aged 6.

Emma Macdonald As a foster child growing up in Goulburn, Tanayah Howe tries not to remember her unhappy and disrupted school days. Now she is determined her sons will have a much better education.

Canberra Mr Fluffy asbestos: a suburb-by-suburb guide to the demolitions

Mr Fluffy demolition schedule - suburb by suburb over the next three years.

Emma Macdonald The ACT Government has released its demolition schedule for Mr Fluffy homes over the next three years.

Staff rate ANU poorly on leadership and change

Emma Macdonald An internal staff survey at the Australian National University provides damning results for management.

Friends of the School of Music slam ANU management

Independent supporters of the ANU's School of Music have openly criticised university management over the sudden loss of esteemed head of school Peter Tregear

Emma Macdonald Friends of the School of Music say 'delays and obfuscation' in their own dealings with ANU management are symptomatic of the lack of support experienced by outgoing head Peter Tregear.

Internal discord at ANU School of Music

Emma Macdonald School is once again a scene of industrial unrest with the shock departure of Peter Tregear.

Peter Tregear leaving ANU School of Music

Peter Tregear will leave the ANU in August.

Emma Macdonald and Emma Kelly ANU School of Music head Peter Tregear to leave, three months after a job advertisement appeared to seek his replacement.

Stephen Parker's bold vision realised at University of Canberra

University of Canberra Vice Chancellor Stephen Parker outside at the UC's new cafe and bar area.

Emma Macdonald While he is still looking for the next Coldplay on campus, VC has made remarkable progress on all other fronts.

Canberra to get fourth private hospital - at the University of Canberra

University of Canberra Vice Chancellor Stephen Parker confirmed a deal was imminent in securing a private hospital for the site alongside the new public hospital.

Emma Macdonald Canberra is set to receive its fourth private hospital - right next to the new public hospital to be constructed at UC.

University of Canberra taking Commonwealth to court over $26 million broken promise

Education Minister Christopher Pyne.

Emma Macdonald University of Canberra pursues legal action against Abbott Government for cancellation of funding.

Liberals try to derail UC and light rail planning approvals

Shadow minister for transport Alistair Coe says Belconnen Town Centre is facing uncertainty.

Emma Macdonald The University of Canberra's $1 billion campus redevelopment and rezoning changes to make way for the light rail were called into question on Thursday when the Opposition signalled its intention to...

Tennis anyone? Jubilant Telopea Park at land swap backdown

Emma Macdonald Three times Telopea Park School has fought for its tennis courts and three times it has won.

The girl who fell to earth rises as health guru

Look at her now. This is Emma Carey today.

Emma Macdonald A freak skydiving accident left her with a broken spine and smashed pelvis. It's hard to believe her progress now.

New private school checks are not good enough, say public education groups

Emma Macdonald Revamped rules for new private schools wanting to set up in the ACT appeared to provide no greater protections for existing schools, and no guarantee of impartial approvals than before, according to...

ACT kids improve already top NAPLAN results

Students at the Wanniassa School junior campus. ACT Education Minister Joy Burch said the ACT had ranked first or equal first in grammar and punctuation, and numeracy across all year levels since 2009.

Emma Macdonald The ACT has posted its best literacy and numeracy performance of recent years – coming top or equal top in 18 of 20 domains.

Private schools to report critical incidents

Over the long term, public schools have lifted standards of educational attainment.

Emma Macdonald From next year, all critical incidents at private schools in Canberra will need to be reported to the ACT Education Directorate.

Conder childcare centre says it has been vindicated by inquiry after sleeping pill incident

Courtney Durran and Arizona (4) at the park near their home in Weston Creek. Durran removed her daughter from the Conder Early Childhood Centre after having issues with care at the centre. 
30 July 2015
Photo: Rohan Thomson
The Canberra Times

Emma Macdonald The national operator of Conder Early Childhood Centre says it has been cleared of wrongdoing over a sleeping tablets incident, but the Education Directorate says it has yet to finish its...

Queanbeyan Council waives rates and fees for Mr Fluffy

asbestos sign

Emma Macdonald Queanbeyan City Council will defer rates and some essential services payments for homes affected by Mr Fluffy.

University of Canberra $1 billion campus redevelopment in writing

Getting a university degree is not the job ticket that it used to be.

Emma Macdonald The ACT government has signed a variation on the Territory Plan for the University of Canberra to proceed with its estimated $1 billion campus redevelopment.