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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

CIT seeks closer collaboration with UC

Emma Macdonald The Canberra Institute of Technology is seeking closer collaboration with the University of Canberra in the future, saying change "needed to happen" at the CIT and a vital part of its future "is the...

On-the-spot fines bolster workplace safety net


Emma Macdonald New on-the-spot fines for workplace safety breaches will come into force from next Monday, greatly broadening the number of offences which will earn fines of $3600 and putting the onus of safety more...

Fine increases to foster safety

Send them home safe

Emma Macdonald How much is a life worth? When it comes to workplace accidents in the ACT, disturbingly little.

Arm crushed in accident he predicted

Jeff Olsson was victim of a work place accident 8 years ago.

Emma Macdonald When he was 21, Jeff Olsson's life changed in an instant during an otherwise ordinary day at work at the Rocla concrete pipe manufacturer in Fyshwick.

Pomeranz to help decide UC book of 2014


Emma Macdonald While first-year university students quickly become immersed in required reading, it's not often than an award-winning novel finds its way into the pile of academic texts.

Delay in construction safety measures

The ACT Government has deferred until next year measures designed to beef up safety on worksites.

Emma Macdonald The ACT government has deferred until next year measures designed to beef up safety across the ACT construction industry with the builder's union accusing ''bean-counters and bureaucrats'' for the...

Modern teens not so different after all


Emma Macdonald The idea that teenagers are lost to their families once they log on to computers and social media is challenged by research showing that the old-fashioned concepts of family time, homework and...

A teenager's life in a digital world


Emma Macdonald Teenagers are not completely dominated by technology - despite stereotypes that they are glued to their smartphones.

Carer who takes work home

Queens Birthday honours recipient, Trish Mowbray, at her home in Macquarie with her husband Glenn and adopted children, Emmalee, 24 and her 5 month old son, Noah, Paul, 21 (in red), Peter, 26 (with hat) and Luke, 28.

Emma Macdonald Not many people have the compassion and commitment to adopt a child with special needs - much less four.

Students search the tea leaves for savings

ANU logo

Emma Macdonald Australian National University staff and students are willing to pay more for parking, cut complimentary coffee and tea.

Catholic schools happy with budget boost

St Francis of Assisi Principal David Austin with Students in the library.

Emma Macdonald It might not be a done deal nationally, but the initial budget projections coming out of the Gonski school funding overhaul are giving Canberra's Catholic primary schools plenty to smile about.

Non-government schools win big but PS staff feel the pinch

Minister for Education, Joy Burch MLA.

Emma Macdonald Non-government schools have received a windfall in the ACT budget while the number of education bureaucrats will be cut to help pay for new spending.

Workplace safety nets record funding boost

ACT work Safety Commissioner (l-r) Mark McCabe with inspectors Cath Matthews, Niraj Mehta and Anthony Noakes.
The Canberra Times
03 June 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Emma Macdonald The government has made the ACT's biggest single investment in workplace safety across Canberra with a $5.7 million budget injection to increase the safety regulator’s reach.

Five-metre embankment collapses at site of 'unsafe' union protest

Wall at Belconnen workwite collapses

Emma Macdonald Part of a two-storey dirt embankment has collapsed over the weekend on a Belconnen apartment block building which last month was subject to a union protest over safety concerns.

Call for inquiry on school approvals

joy burch

Emma Macdonald ACT public education groups have called for an inquiry into how non-government schools are approved.

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Indigenous students receive UC boost


Emma Macdonald A program run though UC to mentor indigenous high school students into university has received a $400,000 funding boost.

$8m gift lets Grammar 'get serious' about Asia

Terry Snow donates $8 million to Canberra Grammar School

Emma Macdonald Businessman Terry Snow will give $8 million to his former school to build a striking new Asian century centre.

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Construction industry to pay more

Send them home safe

Emma Macdonald Insurance premiums for local construction workers are likely to jump in July.

Branching out? How to choose a safe job


Emma Macdonald If job safety is your primary concern in life, you should consider a career in computer sales or insurance broking.

ANU freezes non-academic hiring

Emma Macdonald The Australian National University has frozen all new recruitment for non-academic administrative staff.

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