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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

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Kingston: Where all the cool kids go

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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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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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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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.

Forum asked where to put cancer funds

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Emma Macdonald Canberrans donate and raise millions of dollars for breast cancer, but do they have any influence on how the money is spent?

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Unsafe sleeping practices blamed for 14 baby deaths in ACT

Emma Macdonald Canberra parents are being urged to stop putting their babies in bed to sleep with them following 14 deaths to unsafe sleeping practices in babies under a year old over the past decade.

Uni study a breeze for college graduates

ANU Bachelor of Commerce student Adam West studying at home in Calwell for the first week of his exams.

Emma Macdonald Adam West found the leap from high school to college a big one, but the move from college to university was a breeze.

Painting the big picture in cancer care

Yanping Zhang has spent 16 years collecting data on breast cancer.

Emma Macdonald Yanping Zhang is not a doctor. But her contribution to breast cancer research in the ACT has potentially helped save lives.

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ANU staff, management agree on pay deal

Vice Chancellor of the ANU Professor Ian Young.

Emma Macdonald ANU staff offered a 12 per cent pay rise over the next four years – a vast improvement on the previous offer, according to the union.