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Henry Belot

Henry Belot is a reporter at The Canberra Times.

Canberra is Australia's most income-equitable city despite inner-south riches

Income disparity figures detailed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal most wealth in Canberra is concentrated around the southern banks of Lake Burley Griffin.

Henry Belot The capital remains Australia's most equitable city with the richest one per cent of wage earners claiming just 6.4 per cent of all income, the lowest rate in the country.

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RSPCA urges government to ban greyhound racing after disturbing revelations

Greyhounds competing at the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club.

Henry Belot and Clare Colley Canberra's greyhound racing community will come under additional scrutiny in coming weeks.

Public safety warning issued after death cap mushrooms found in Canberra

The sighting of death cap mushrooms in Canberra has the government worried.

Henry Belot Canberra's chief doctor has issued a public safety warning after the discovery of deadly death cap mushrooms in several locations this week.

Human Rights Watch condemns boy in cage affair in national report

Henry Belot A leading international human rights group has highlighted the decision to place a 10-year-old autistic student in a metal cage as a violation of disability rights in Australia.

Driver avoids jail after fatal car crash on the Monaro Highway

David Frank Cassar received a  a five-month suspended jail sentence after causing a fatal collision.

Henry Belot A Bermagui man has been handed a five-month suspended prison sentence after causing a fatal collision.

Australian Electoral Commission confirms seat redistribution in Canberra

Henry Belot It's official: Canberra's electoral divisions have changed.

Canberra public hospitals 'struggling' on waiting times and access

An Australian Medical Association report says the ACT's hospitals are struggling to keep up.

Henry Belot and Tom McIlroy Peak medical group warns falling funding for "struggling" hospitals could exacerbate already growing waiting times.

Police repeat call for assistance in Andrew Carville murder investigation

Henry Belot Police repeat call for assistance in Andrew Carville murder investigation.

Families seek higher ground for Australia Day fireworks


Henry Belot It wouldn't be an Australia Day celebration in Canberra without a firework spectacular over Lake Burley Griffin.

Canberrans celebrate Australia Day with culture, citizenship and parties

Adrian Brown, a Ngunnawal Country Ranger in the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, helps Paige von Berger, of Ainslie, with the floor mural at the National Museum's Australia Day festival.

Henry Belot and Clare Sibthorpe Australia Day celebrations in Canberra embraced culture, celebrated the nation's individuality and put the focus on fun.

Thousands soaked with rain and hail at Australia Day celebrations

Ian Robertson of Morisset waves the Aboriginal and a Green and Gold flag.

Henry Belot Their patriotism was great, but so too was the hail.

NRMA urge caution over alternate road funding models

Henry Belot NRMA cautious about proposal to abolish existing taxes on motorists in favour of congestion, distance and access charges.

New emergency department wing expected to help reduce waiting times

Henry Belot Patients seeking emergency care at the Canberra Hospital will be treated in a new $10 million wing within weeks as the government seeks to meet increasing demand.

Canberrans continue to pay tribute to window washer who touched their soul

A portrait of Ian Stokes by artist Barbara van der Linden.

Henry Belot Tributes have continued to flow for a humble window cleaner at a Dickson intersection for more than 20 years.

RSPCA euthanise three dogs subjected to 'appalling and abhorrent' treatment

A picture of the conditions the dog was living in at the Belconnen home. Hemphill case.

Henry Belot The RSPCA have been forced to euthanise three dogs whose treatment was described by a court as abhorrent, appalling and an offence to the Canberra community.

Canberra says goodbye to Dickson window washer, Ian 'Scrubby' Stokes

Ian Stokes at work on the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Barry Drive in 1999.

Henry Belot Canberrans are mourning the death of one of the city's most familiar faces, Ian 'Scrubby' Stokes.

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Federal public servants abandon Woden amid concern for town centre

Henry Belot More than 700 federal public servants will move out of Canberra's tallest building this week, leaving property managers and businesses concerned about the future of the Woden town centre.

Canberra water park Big Splash left without power during hot summer day

Ron Watkins at The Big Splash water park in Macquarie was forced to send away up to 400 customers after an unexpected power outage.

Henry Belot Canberra's water park managers are unhappy, very unhappy.

Firefighters praise community spirit in Canberra

Volunteer members of the Southern ACT Bushfire Brigade, based in Tharwa are Hannah Burggraaff, 20, of Kambah, left, and Kaylea Boulter, 23, of Monash.

Henry Belot The ACT Rural Fire Service believe community spirit is alive and well in Canberra.

Belconnen couple sentenced for 'appalling' animal cruelty crimes

Henry Belot A Belconnen couple have been banned from owning animals for five years.