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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

Christmas gift guide for Canberra: Women

Emma Macdonald Editorial staff at The Canberra Times share their ideas for buying presents for Relax magazine readers.

University of Canberra's new Master of High Performance Sport announced

Emma Macdonald The University of Canberra has 17 enrolments for a new Master of High Performance Sport which was announced on Wednesday.

Christmas gift guide for Canberra: Colourful toys

Frozen Musical Magic Dolls $69.99 Toys R Us Majura Park

Emma Macdonald Editorial staff at The Canberra Times share their ideas for buying presents for Relax magazine readers.

Suicide increasing among ACT children


Emma Macdonald An analysis of the deaths of ACT children shows suicide is on the rise.

New start for owners of Mr Fluffy asbestos home in Kambah

Chris Sims and Charmaine Sims with their son Zac Sims 3 and daughter Alma 20 months are moving on from Mr Fluffy after buying a new home in Kambah.

Emma Macdonald A Kambah couple are moving on from their Mr Fluffy home.

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher puts banks on notice over Mr Fluffy asbestos loans

Demolition: Mr Fluffy homes to go.

Emma Macdonald A call for leniency around charges and repayments may help Mr Fluffy owners over the next few months.

International conference says NSW must follow ACT Government's Mr Fluffy asbestos demolition

Workers demolish a home in Farrer which was found to contain Mr Fluffy loose-fibre asbestos insulation.

Emma Macdonald International Conference on Asbestos Awareness commends ACT Government's decision to abolish all Mr Fluffy homes – calling on NSW to follow suit.

Inaugural gender equity fellowship rewards motherhood in science research

Julia Ellyard  holds  her 2-year-old twin boys Leo Turner (left), and Max Turner (right), with her eldest  Alex Turner, 5.

Emma Macdonald Dr Julia Ellyard, who juggles a young family with a high-level career in medical research, will find her life eased after she was granted a new fellowship.

Asbestos risk in Australia similar to in crisis-hit Britain


Emma Macdonald One in 170 of all British men born in the 1940s will die of mesothelioma, a cancer associated with exposure to asbestos, latest projections show.

British asbestos expert says Fluffy is an international worst nightmare

Asbestos condemned: International asbestos campaigner Laurie Kazan-Allen.

Emma Macdonald After two decades researching, publishing and lobbying on the need for asbestos eradication, British historian and asbestos campaigner Laurie Kazan-Allen talks about Mr Fluffy.

$1 million gift of Love to ANU from fibre optics pioneer Emeritus Professor John Love

Emeritus professor John Love with students, Jiahao Dong, Ethan Barden, Oliver Thearle , and Sara Hosseini at the ANU.

Emma Macdonald 'I've got a lot out of the ANU and now the ANU has got a lot out of me,' says giver of $1m gift of Love.

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Private Capital - Hustle&Scout and The Forage present a Movember delight

Barbero Professional Barbers and Stylists owner Karan Khanna is donating a day to Movember by tending to the moustaches and hair of those attending the Hustle and Scout Twilight Market.

Emma Macdonald Hustle and Scout out a cool Mo.

University essay-writing scandal hits ACT

Mastermind: Yingying Dou is the director of the MyMaster website, which offers an essay-writing service for university students.

Emma Macdonald Canberra university students have been implicated in the MyMaster Chinese online essay writing scandal with a website offering to write essays for a fee operating in the ACT market.

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Sir William Deane's childhood home in Mr Fluffy demolition

Sir William Deane.

Emma Macdonald The childhood home of Australia's 22nd governor-general, Sir William Deane, faces demolition as a Mr Fluffy house.

Fluffy valuations to start this week

Australian Property Institute president Paul Powderly outside a Mr Fluffy home in Latham.

Emma Macdonald and Tom McIlroy The ACT's Mr Fluffy home valuation program will get underway this week.

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Private capital: Boundless praise for bureaucrats at all-abilities playground achievement

Child's play: Kathryn Smith, of Bruce, enjoys the Boundless Canberra playground with children, from left, Henry, 1, and Owen, 2.

Emma Macdonald Canberra's Boundless all-abilities playground takes play to new heights.

ARC funds Canberra universities research for $37m

Emma Macdonald The Australian National University has won more than $35 million in Australian Research Council grants.

Private Capital: Telopea Park's La Grande Fete


Emma Macdonald An exquisite Rockstars and Royalty gown inspired by La Mothe-Chandeniers, the 13th-century castle in the town of Les Trois-Moutiers, will be the striking centrepiece of a fashion parade at Telopea...

Mr Fluffy heritage-listed 1926 home awaits the bulldozer

‘NO ONE CAN SAVE IT NOW’: Fluffy homeowner Karen with her children Scarlett, 10 and Daniel, 12, and the family dog Gary outside their heritage-listed home.

Emma Macdonald The ACT Government urged to rethink its position on owners wanting to rebuild on their own land, and look at different ways to spread the costs.

ACT Government to foot $1 billion demolition bill for more than 1000 Mr Fluffy homes

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has singled out Canberra cancer victim Kathy Pryce as the first Mr Fluffy homeowner she wants to help.

Emma Macdonald Huge relief as Mr Fluffy victims are told they will be able to get out of their ''disgusting homes''.