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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

Canberra's universities brace for the good - and the bad - in budget

Emma Macdonald Tuesday’s education budget will be welcomed by the ANU, but condemned by UC.

Student wellbeing most vital, says expert

NAPLAN tests take heavy toll (Thumbnail)

Emma Macdonald Maths performance in NAPLAN is important but should not come at the cost of student wellbeing.

Asbestos roof ruins business, says mechanic

Worksafe's Mark McCabe.

Emma Macdonald An asbestos sheet roof which has caused the temporary closure of two businesses on Woolley Street in Dickson for over three months is being replaced this week.

Drowning in backyard pools still a risk for children in winter

Emma Macdonald Just because the temperature has plummeted does not mean children are not at risk of drowning in backyard pools.

Mr Fluffy asbestos infiltrates like sand through the hourglass

ACT work safety minister Simon Corbell.

Emma Macdonald Mr Fluffy asbestos infiltrates houses like “sand migrating through an hour glass”, study shows.

The reality of childbirth in PNG

A new mother with her child in Papua New Guinea.

Emma Macdonald and Karleen Minney Women in Australia almost never die during childbirth, and even our largest maternity hospitals might have such a loss only every couple of years.

Editors Edwina McCann, Kellie Hush, Helen McCabe concede influential fashion title to Duchess Kate Middleton

Harpers bazaar Ed Kellie Hush with Vogue Ed Edwina McCann at Parliament House to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Emma Macdonald Often described as fashion royalty, the editors of the country's most influential fashion magazines had to concede the title on Thursday when they came face-to-face with the Duchess of Cambridge.

Royals bask in capital of goodwill

Megan Doherty, Emma Macdonald and Jil Hogan It was declared by Prime Minister Tony Abbott as one of the best ever royal tours and Canberra played its part in a day full of goodwill and high spirits as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge charmed...

Fashion designers rally for cause on anniversary of sweatshop disaster

Emma Macdonald It may seem on Thursday that a number of people rushed out their doors with their clothes on inside out.

Asbestos found at Uni Pub work site in Civic

A bag marked as containing asbestos was found behind this London Circuit building.

Emma Macdonald WorkSafe ACT has given a Canberra company 24 hours to properly dispose of a bag of asbestos which has been lying on work site in Civic since last week.

Brave recovery for the girl who fell to earth

Carey

Emma Macdonald Canberra's Emma Carey, 21, has a date tattooed on her forearm - June 9, 2013. This was the day she fell from the sky and crashed to earth in a freak sky-diving accident.

Code defines ACT teachers' conduct

ACT teachers will have their first common code of practice.

Emma Macdonald ACT teachers will receive their first common Code of Practice - bringing them into line with other professions.

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Homes with Mr Fluffy asbestos insulation should be demolished, says safety chief

An asbestos removal in progress.

Emma Macdonald The head of Australia's federal Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, Peter Tighe, said he would not allow his family to live in a home affected by Mr Fluffy asbestos insulation and that Canberra's...

Asbestos victim John Jorritsma fears for his sons' wellbeing

John and Stephanie Jorritsma sit in the living room of their house.

Emma Macdonald Six years ago, John Jorritsma watched his brother die of mesothelioma, never thinking for a moment he would follow in his footsteps.

Consult your children before posting their photos online

Emma Macdonald Before you post that cute shot of your child wearing a multicoloured wig and funny glasses on Facebook, ask how the youngster feels about it.

Checks reveal Mr Fluffy asbestos still in Canberra homes

At least 30 Canberra homes who have sought asbestos checks in recent weeks have been confirmed to contain residual asbestos.

Emma Macdonald At least 30 Canberra homes subject to checks in recent weeks have been confirmed to contain residual Mr Fluffy asbestos.

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Canberra house cleared for asbestos but the deadly dust still lurks

Tim Lyon of Pearce

Emma Macdonald A Pearce home owner is seeking legal advice after buying a home formally cleared by the ACT government of having Mr Fluffy asbestos, only to find out that was an administrative mistake and there is...

Upheaval blamed as ANU staff move to better-paying UC jobs

UC students, staff query rugby deal

Emma Macdonald The Australian National University is experiencing something of a brain drain as esteemed academics cross Belconnen Way for the University of Canberra.

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Builder left in the dark after call to asbestos hotline

News: Andrew Laird wants the government to notify builders which houses are mr fluffy houses before they start work on them, to avoid exposure to asbestos. 29th of March 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Emma Macdonald Canberra builder Andrew Laird told Mr Fluffy asbestos list unavailable "due to privacy reasons".

Dire warning on Mr Fluffy asbestos in Canberra homes

Removing asbestos from a local site.

Emma Macdonald Pressure to have ACT properties which have Mr Fluffy loose asbestos adhere strict safety measures.

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