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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

Petition call to reinstate ABS survey on women

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick.

Emma Macdonald Nearly 1200 pre-eminent social researchers, academics and feminists and concerned citizens have signed a petition calling on the Australian Bureau of Statistics to reinstate its survey of how women,...

Drawn to Archer vision, artist cut fee

The Canberra Centenary balloon the Skywhale

Peter Jean and Emma Macdonald Artist Patricia Piccinini designed Skywhale for a reduced fee of $8800 and hopes the giant hot air balloon will travel the world.

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No rivers of gold, but Canberra welcomes the trickle

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Emma Macdonald The Australian National University is one of few institutions celebrating very slim Budget pickings for the ACT.

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Gallagher backs paid parking - but wants funds to stay local

News: Official opening of the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion at the National Arboretum, Canberra. ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher. 6th of May 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Emma Macdonald and Tom McIlroy Canberra workers and visitors to national institutions will be forced to cough up almost $74 million in new parking fees in the Parliamentary Triangle and at Acton over the next three years.

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Plans for pay parking for Parliamentary Triangle

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Emma Macdonald, Tom McIlroy Canberra workers and visitors to national institutions will be forced to cough up almost $74 million in new parking fees in the Parliamentary Triangle and at Acton over the next three years.

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Gallagher caution on school funds

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

Emma Macdonald On the eve of the federal budget, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has stressed the need for the ACT to put national Gonski education reforms ahead of a state and territory cash-grab.

Calls for Minister's sacking over new school approvals

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Emma Macdonald The ACT Government may consider legislative changes to the way in which new private schools are approved in the future following community unrest about the latest batch of approvals.

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Fight for Flynn is on again

Flynn P&C Association President, Roger Nicoll is furious the government has approved a new school in Belconnen when they closed Flynn Primary in 2006.

Emma Macdonald Seven years after the Flynn community lost a furious battle to keep its government primary school open, the war is back on with residents outraged the ACT government has approved the building of a...

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Public schools win young, but lose seniors

Mt Rogers Primary School kindergarten students from left, Ava Bessey and Liam Hamilton.

Emma Macdonald ACT government schools are slowly but surely clawing back a proportion of students from non-government schools in the primary and high school years.

Outcry as private schools approved

ACT Branch president of the Australian Education Union Glen Fowler.

Emma Macdonald The ACT government has approved three new private schools - two Christian and one Islamic - to be built in the ACT despite vehement protests from public education groups that they threaten the...

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Asbestos: builders warned of spot fines


Emma Macdonald ACT Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe will seek approval from the ACT government to slap $5000 fines on builders who fail to dispose of asbestos properly, saying too many were risking the health...

Unions shut down hospital construction sites

NEWS: Works for Leighton at the Canberra Hospital has shut down. . 7th May  2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Emma Macdonald The ACT government will unveil its legislation to create Canberra's first industrial court on Tuesday.

Sell-out Fashfest makes a stunning debut

Canberra models front. Jessica Tipping, Angela Timani, Alice Downing and Samara Purnell before  the catwalk at the opening night of FASHFEST at Canberra airport.

Jenna Clarke, Emma Macdonald In her centenary year, Canberra has been formal and fabulous, but the city has never been more frocked-up than at the opening of Fashfest.

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Students bemoan end of scholarships

ANU student Amy Constable received a student start scholarship at the
uni funding cuts forum at ANU.

Emma Macdonald Arts/science student Amy Constable cannot imagine how she would have ended up at the Australian National University had she not had access to a Student Start-up Scholarship, which provides her with...

Sombre day as students consider protest


Emma Macdonald Axing $2.3b from unis to help pay for the long-awaited Gonski reforms for schools is a bittersweet outcome, ANU says.

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Budget blow will cost Canberra's universities $16m


Emma Macdonald The Australian National University has estimated it stands to lose $13 million over the next two years because of the federal government's claw-back of university funding in order to implement the...

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New evidence of Antarctic ice melts


Chris Johnson and Emma Macdonald Australian and British scientists have uncovered startling evidence of rapid ice melt in Antarctica.

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ACT odd one out on state schools

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Emma Macdonald The ACT has the highest percentage of wealthy and middle-class families using government schools - bucking a national trend for wealthy families to increasingly desert public education.

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Savouring your daylight can keep you in Vitamin D

Emma Macdonald The end of daylight saving and steady march to winter may have health implications for people with Vitamin D deficiency, according to an Australian National University Medical Professor Dr Robyn...

Study's measure of the man captures world media attention

Professor of Evolutionary Biology at ANU Michael Jennions.

Emma Macdonald An ANU study on penis sizes seems to have captured the world's attention.

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