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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

Fluffy-insulated residents in Queanbeyan need to get out now, says agency

Emma Macdonald Peter Tighe, the head of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, says the NSW government must immediately help get families out of at least 12 identified Mr Fluffy homes in Queanbeyan and NSW.

Asbestos bombshell: Govt knew about Mr Fluffy risk 25 years ago

An advertisement by Dirk Jansen, aka Mr Fluffy, placed in The Canberra Times in 1968.

Emma Macdonald Owners of affected houses now await a decision from the ACT and Commonwealth Governments on whether they should be demolished, Emma Macdonald reports.

University of Canberra would not ban mining company investments

University of Canberra.

Emma Macdonald The University of Canberra follows an ethical investment policy but would not consider any blanket  ban on mining shares.

Emma Griffiths helps launch Women in Media in Canberra

Family way:  ABC online editor and convener of the Women in Media Group Emma Griffiths with her children Lewis, 2 (left), and Sylvie Johnson, 4.

Emma Macdonald The front-line journalist is putting her weight behind moves to improve life for women in the industry, Emma Macdonald.

ANU losing top women in troubled School of Politics

The Australian National Univerity was also the tenth most searched university by US students last year.

Emma Macdonald The beleaguered Australian National University's School of Politics and International Relations continues to lose staff.

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Mr Fluffy list leak potential privacy breach

Emma Macdonald Mr Fluffy homeowners appear to have been targeted by a firm offering property valuations in a potential privacy breach which may have seen the list of Mr Fluffy addresses accessed by a commercial...

Des Carroll's last sculptures 'steel' the show at Handmade Market

Emma Macdonald A Ganmain sculptor has lost his battle with cancer but his memory will live on in his remarkable art.

ANU moves up in global university rankings

ANU rises up the global rankings.

Emma Macdonald The Australian National University has continued its strong international standing, moving up three places in the latest power rankings.

University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker sounds warning over student debt

Professor Parker has been an outspoken critic of the Federal Government's plans to deregulate university fees.

Emma Macdonald An average female undergraduate who wants to be a teacher in Australia could quickly find herself graduating with debts of $50,000 or more, according to University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen...

Birdman Rally's risks and rewards among Canberra's fond Lake Burley Griffin memories

Teenagers experience the thrill of the Birdman Rally launch platform on Lake Burley Griffin after competition finish in 1987.

Jakob Glenn and Emma Macdonald ACT work safety boss says he doesn't even want to think about some of the risks that were involved in the old Bird Man Rally.

NSW parliament to investigate the extent of Mr Fluffy asbestos contamination in NSW homes

The NSW parliament will investigate the extent of Mr Fluffy asbestos in NSW homes.

Kirsten Lawson and Emma Macdonald The NSW parliament will investigate the extent of Mr Fluffy asbestos contamination in NSW homes, a  move that boosts the likelihood of a state-wide hunt for the deadly loose-fill insulation.

Nightmare awaits inside a Mr Fluffy roof space

Robson Environmental's Ged Keane has questioned the current advice by the NSW government.

Emma Macdonald NSW homeowners are being warned not to be complacent about the risks of loose asbestos insulation.

The Australian National University is up two places on international rankings

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Emma Macdonald The Australian National University has improved its position internationally.

Diary of a dying Fluffy homeowner

Kathy Pryce was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

Emma Macdonald Diary of a Mr Fluffy Victim: Kathy Pryce.

Bernie Banton launch of asbestos awareness bus in Canberra

Asbestos

Emma Macdonald Canberra's toxic asbestos legacy made it the perfect location to launch a new asbestos awareness van which will tour the country over the coming months.

Plea to help Queanbeyan Mr Fluffy victims

Mike and Maryanne Bresnik outside their Mr Fluffy home in Queanbeyan.

Emma Macdonald Maryanne and Mike Bresnik are one of a small group of Queanbeyan families whose lives have been turned upside down by Canberra's now infamous Mr Fluffy insulation scheme.

Katy Gallagher admits flaw in ACT government's approach to Mr Fluffy asbestos notification

Katy Gallagher in 2005:

Emma Macdonald ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher was warned personally and on multiple occasions since 2005 that Mr Fluffy home owners were at risk of coming into contact with the deadly insulation.

Commonwealth clean-up of Mr Fluffy a failure before it was even half finished

GUTTED: Workers remove asbestos from a home during a remediation project in O’Connor in 1987.

Emma Macdonald Even before the job was half finished, local administrators of the $100 million Commonwealth clean-up of Mr Fluffy asbestos knew they had failed to remove all deadly amosite from homes.

Mr Fluffy crisis: homeowners want action not blame

Fluffy Owners and Residents' Action Group founder Brianna Heseltine.

Emma Macdonald The founder of the Fluffy Owners and Residents' Action Group said recriminations over who knew what about Mr Fluffy asbestos must not distract politicians from finding a solution to the health and...