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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

Heavy-handed officials ruin potential of Kingston Green Square restoration

Emma Macdonald The ACT government is squandering a golden opportunity to foster community ownership of green space.

Kingston traders see red over patch of green

Spokesperson Pawl Cubbin, among the current planting.

Emma Macdonald Kingston shop owners have reached an impasse with the government on the vexed issue of returning grass to the once popular cafe strip.

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Breast cancer test not failsafe, women warned

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Emma Macdonald Doctors are warning women should never be complacent about breast changes - even if they have had a clear mammogram.

Breast cancer screening: Mother knows best in advising a second opinion

Kristine Hewett received an all-clear mammogram, but decided to get an MRI to be safe. The MRI detected early stages of breast cancer.

Emma Macdonald Kristine Hewett has had many mammograms over the years, when she experienced breast tenderness and sought extra peace of mind.

Specialist nurses ready for surge of cancer from asbestos

Nurses from around Australia have just completed a 3 month online national nurses education program.

Emma Macdonald It's the cancer that is about to hit Australia in a deadly wave. Mesothelioma, a usually fatal disease caused by exposure to asbestos.

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Kingston: Where all the cool kids go

Ellie Raymond and Effie Kochinos, owners of the new hip cafe in Kingston, Penny University.

Emma Macdonald On guard! Those hipsters have broken from the confines of Lonsdale Street, Braddon, and staged a southside invasion!

Canberra's inner south gets a makeover

News: Socrates Kochinos and Frank Comdi owners of the new cafe/bar Little Brooklyn due to open next week in Green Square, Kingston.

Emma Macdonald It's Kingston, by way of Paddington in Sydney and with a certain detour through Fitzroy in Melbourne.

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Elvis sighting on King Edward Terrace!

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Emma Macdonald Luckily, local Elvis impersonator Andrew Leonard, aka Lemvis, has a new powder blue suit.

Child death rates show boys are more at risk

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Emma Macdonald and Michael Inman A disproportionate number of boys die in the ACT each year according to the first comprehensive review of 105 child deaths.

US doctor John Pournoor warns on planning for pandemics

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Emma Macdonald Australians are used to dealing with fires and floods, but how well prepared are we for the next flu epidemic?

University of Canberra, staff strike pay deal

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Emma Macdonald The University of Canberra has pushed through with its plan to tie staff salaries to Commonwealth funding, despite union threats last week it would initiate strike action.

ANU gets $1m gift for languages

A single anonymous donor has given $1 million to shore up language studies at the Australian National Universities.

Emma Macdonald A single anonymous donor has given $1 million to shore up language studies at the Australian National University.

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ANU professor Des Ball who 'saved the world' honoured

ANU professor Des Ball.

Emma Macdonald ANU professor credited with saving the world from nuclear annihilation has been presented with the university's highest honour.

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ANU ploughs on with job cuts as staff accept early retirement

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Emma Macdonald University confident it will meet its target of shedding 230 staff by mid-2015.

Campus chill-out time offers yoga, juice and even a canine fix

Puppies at UC.

Emma Macdonald Exams may start at UC next week but the student body seem fairly laid back. Chilled even.

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Staff and students face parking fees

University of Canberra students will pay up to $325 a year for parking.

Emma Macdonald UC students will pay up to $325 a year for parking, while staff will be up for $650 a year under charges to come into effect from next year.

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University of Canberra offer staff nine per cent pay boost over three years

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Emma Macdonald The University of Canberra will bypass the National Tertiary Education Union to offer staff a three-year pay deal worth over 9 per cent.

Angelina Jolie story boosts breast cancer testing in ACT

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Emma Macdonald There has been a 400 per cent increase this year in the number of Canberra women seeking genetic testing for breast cancer genes.

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Four women, a baby and the perfect wedding day

Sydney bride Kim Lockyer, second from left, with her sister Kristie Hardy, left, and Canberra wedding planner Lisa Cohen, right.

Emma Macdonald Three women in this photo have been dealt a cruel genetic blow - inheriting a predisposition to breast cancer.

Trend of giving to education began in ACT

Billionaire, philanthropist and Canberra boy, Graham Tuckwell.

Emma Macdonald Graham Tuckwell has no doubt that he has started something of a trend in philanthropic donations to universities in Australia.