Emma Macdonald A former senior ACT WorkCover inspector has warned that safety on Canberra's building sites cannot be assured.
Emma Macdonald Construction companies talk about safety but few take kindly to workers who raise safety concerns on the job, Sydney sprinkler-pipe-fitter and plumber Dean Mileham says.
Emma Macdonald Work may be almost complete on the up-scale and environmentally conscious, $550 million Nishi apartment, commercial and office block complex in Civic, but the development has been beset by an...
Emma Macdonald Eight out of 10 Canberra construction bosses and senior managers believe the common approach to industry safety is to ''tick and flick'' paperwork, and 94 per cent agree that ''the bottom line is...
Emma Macdonald He is broken, battered and bruised, but 21-year-old Jayson Bush is alive - a fact that sometimes astonishes him.
Emma Macdonald WorkSafe ACT has lost half of its safety inspectors in the past decade at a time of peak construction activity in the ACT and a record number of deaths and serious accidents this year.
Emma Macdonald Despite the industrial turmoil of the past year, the Australian National University has managed to increase its first-preference applications for next year.
Emma Macdonald Last year, classical harpist Alice Giles was earning the ANU's School of Music international acclaim as she became the first professional musician ever to perform in Antarctica.
Emma Macdonald Last year classical harpist Alice Giles was earning the ANU’s School of Music international acclaim as she became the first professional musician ever to perform in Antarctica.
Emma Macdonald Sixteen-year-old Noemie Huttner-Koros could well be the poster-child for the Gillard government's Asian language push in schools.
Emma Macdonald Local education groups have delivered their verdict on the major parties' education policies at the ACT election - with Labor out-classing the Liberals in its overall report card grading.
Emma Macdonald A former foreign minister says he is a ''brilliant strategist''. His former boss calls him ''gifted and insightful''. And those who work closely with him say he is unflappable and unfailingly polite.
Emma Macdonald ACT school results have fallen since 2001 and the achievement gaps between the top and bottom students are among the largest of all developed countries, according to a pre-election analysis by Save...
Emma Macdonald Canberra Girls Grammar School is one of the richest in the nation with assets worth nearly $105 million - but not all Canberra schools are as publicly accountable for their finances.
Emma Macdonald Canberra's non-government schools have defended their bank balances and student charges against claims by public school lobbies that they are ratcheting up their fees at a time when they are...
Emma Macdonald Some of Australia's preeminent classical and jazz musicians have been rejected for transfer into the restructured School of Music - instead being advised to reapply for new jobs through a formal...
Emma Macdonald ANU Vice Chancellor Ian Young has commended his staff following the institution's one-place rise in the latest world rankings.
Emma Macdonald When Des Carroll sold his farm a few years ago, he slid into a depression so deep that his legs almost stopped working.
Emma Macdonald Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are pushing the boundaries of traditional university learning, but will never replace the campus experience completely, according to Australian National...
Emma Macdonald Online privacy, or lack thereof, will be the global warming crisis of the information society, according to Danish technology expert Lars Kluver.