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Finbar O'Mallon

Finbar O'Mallon is a reporter for The Canberra Times

The sign showing Ricardo's Cafe in Jamison Plaza had been closed.

Lawyers preparing individual claims in relation to salmonella outbreak

Aaron Smith, 30, was in a hospital isolation ward for six days after contracting salmonella poisoning, losing 11 kilograms and fearing for the safety of his 10-month-old baby who also contracted salmonella. Aaron Smith, 30, was in a hospital isolation ward for six days after contracting salmonella poisoning, losing 11 kilograms and fearing for the safety of his 10-month-old baby who also contracted salmonella.

17-year-old Cinnamone Cummins has been recieving assistance from The Smith Family for several years.

Here in Canberra, a portrait of the nation's 'hidden problem'

The start of the school year is always tough on parents, tougher still on disadvantaged families who struggle to cover the costs of putting their kids into school, be it through financial shortcomings, domestic violence or other unforeseen disasters.