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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

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''.

Mr Fluffy asbestos in Ainslie shops' roof will be dealt with, says Chief Minister

The ACT government intends to deal with the Mr Fluffy problem at the Ainslie  shops and the Good Start Childcare Centre.

Emma Macdonald The ACT government will address the issue of the Ainslie Shops and the Good Start Childcare Centre.

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In their words: voices of the Mr Fluffy asbestos crisis

Lola Wykes

Emma Macdonald No matter what decision is made between the ACT and Commonwealth over the future of more than 1000 Canberra homes containing Mr Fluffy asbestos, Kambah pensioners Stella and Thomas will doubtless...

Fluffy-insulated residents in Queanbeyan need to get out now, says agency

Emma Macdonald Peter Tighe, the head of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, says the NSW government must immediately help get families out of at least 12 identified Mr Fluffy homes in Queanbeyan and NSW.

Asbestos bombshell: Govt knew about Mr Fluffy risk 25 years ago

An advertisement by Dirk Jansen, aka Mr Fluffy, placed in The Canberra Times in 1968.

Emma Macdonald Owners of affected houses now await a decision from the ACT and Commonwealth Governments on whether they should be demolished, Emma Macdonald reports.

University of Canberra would not ban mining company investments

University of Canberra.

Emma Macdonald The University of Canberra follows an ethical investment policy but would not consider any blanket  ban on mining shares.

Emma Griffiths helps launch Women in Media in Canberra

Family way:  ABC online editor and convener of the Women in Media Group Emma Griffiths with her children Lewis, 2 (left), and Sylvie Johnson, 4.

Emma Macdonald The front-line journalist is putting her weight behind moves to improve life for women in the industry, Emma Macdonald.

ANU losing top women in troubled School of Politics


Emma Macdonald The beleaguered Australian National University's School of Politics and International Relations continues to lose staff.

Mr Fluffy list leak potential privacy breach

Emma Macdonald Mr Fluffy homeowners appear to have been targeted by a firm offering property valuations in a potential privacy breach which may have seen the list of Mr Fluffy addresses accessed by a commercial...

Des Carroll's last sculptures 'steel' the show at Handmade Market

Emma Macdonald A Ganmain sculptor has lost his battle with cancer but his memory will live on in his remarkable art.

ANU moves up in global university rankings

ANU rises up the global rankings.

Emma Macdonald The Australian National University has continued its strong international standing, moving up three places in the latest power rankings.

University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker sounds warning over student debt

Professor Parker has been an outspoken critic of the Federal Government's plans to deregulate university fees.

Emma Macdonald An average female undergraduate who wants to be a teacher in Australia could quickly find herself graduating with debts of $50,000 or more, according to University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen...

Birdman Rally's risks and rewards among Canberra's fond Lake Burley Griffin memories

Teenagers experience the thrill of the Birdman Rally launch platform on Lake Burley Griffin after competition finish in 1987.

Jakob Glenn and Emma Macdonald ACT work safety boss says he doesn't even want to think about some of the risks that were involved in the old Bird Man Rally.

NSW parliament to investigate the extent of Mr Fluffy asbestos contamination in NSW homes

The NSW parliament will investigate the extent of Mr Fluffy asbestos in NSW homes.

Kirsten Lawson and Emma Macdonald The NSW parliament will investigate the extent of Mr Fluffy asbestos contamination in NSW homes, a  move that boosts the likelihood of a state-wide hunt for the deadly loose-fill insulation.

Nightmare awaits inside a Mr Fluffy roof space

Robson Environmental's Ged Keane has questioned the current advice by the NSW government.

Emma Macdonald NSW homeowners are being warned not to be complacent about the risks of loose asbestos insulation.

The Australian National University is up two places on international rankings


Emma Macdonald The Australian National University has improved its position internationally.

Diary of a dying Fluffy homeowner

Kathy Pryce was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

Emma Macdonald Diary of a Mr Fluffy Victim: Kathy Pryce.