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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

Staff anger at ANU jobs cuts

Emma Macdonald Staff have denounced the loss of 230 administrative jobs and increased students numbers at the ANU.

New asbestos removal audit

This property in Bradfield Street is due to be demolished because of the asbestos it contains.

Emma Macdonald The government is reviewing records of asbestos removal across homes in the ACT from the mid-1980.

Asbestos-ridden home to be encased in bubble

Downer resident, 22 year old Emily Scott, lives across the road from this property in Bradfield Street which is due to be demolished because of the asbestos it contains.

Emma Macdonald and Tom McIlroy Something quite remarkable is about to take place on an otherwise unremarkable street.

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Funding issues raised over magistrate plan

120713 News Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy Generic photograph of the ACT Magistrates Court. 


Emma Macdonald The ACT's proposed industrial magistrate will not reduce the long delays in hearing workplace health and safety matters and could face potential conflicts of interest, according to the ACT Law...

CIT seeks closer collaboration with UC

2nd Septemeber 2011, News, Stephanie Anderson Story,   CANBERRA TIMES photo by KARLEEN MINNEY-   University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker and Canberra Institute of Technology Chief Executive Adrian Marron host a forum on the future of the CIT and the 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.