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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Queanbeyan Council retreats on rates debacle

Generic rates.

John Thistleton Queanbeyan councillors are trying to stem the backlash over backdated rates.

New quarries spark regional mining boom

Michael David, 25,  and Nathan O'Connor, 24,  hope to secure ongoing jobs at Lynwood quarry near Marulan.

John Thistleton A $1 billion mining boom is swinging into gear near Goulburn, with jobs and business prospects for the wider region.

Barilaro says Queanbeyan Council's $3 million rates grab is unfair

Member for Monaro and former Queanbeyan councillor John Barilaro.

John Thistleton More fallout after Queanbeyan Council tries to recoup millions in backdated rates.

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Three men hurt in house fire at Macquarie

house fire

John Thistleton Three men in their 20s escaped just in time when a heater started a fire in Macquarie on Sunday morning.

Kosciuszko wild horses should be culled, says activist

Pests: Wild horses in Kosciuszko National Park.

John Thistleton A drover's daughter is challenging the core of Australia's horse-riding heritage.

Queanbeyan Council splashes cash, lashes small businesses


John Thistleton Some Queanbeyan ratepayers will received $60,000 windfalls while others with be hit with $93,000 bills, after an audit of properties.

Sustainability award is the bee's knees for Canberra's Urban Honey

Mitchell Pearce is establishing clusters of bees throughout Canberra to help guarantee pollination.

John Thistleton An 18-year-old bee-keeper wants a hive every three kilometres to guarantee pollination throughout Canberra.

Pig hunter says using dogs is ethical and humane

Ned Makim

John Thistleton Pig dogs don't deserve their bad reputation, says hunter.

Namadgi National Park's illegal pig dogs caught on camera

ACT Parks and Conservation senior ranger Darren Roso inspects a wheat bait that is used to control the feral pig population in Namadgi National Park.

John Thistleton A camera set up to capture wild pig activity in Namadgi National Park instead caught images of illegal pig dogs.

One of the chain gang: motorists slapped with fines as blizzards hit Snowys

Motorists apply chains.

John Thistleton and Primrose Riordan Angry drivers on the NSW snowfields, some stung with $300 fines for not having chains fitted to their cars, were shaking their heads as furiously as the wind-whipped trees lining mountain roads on...

Majors Creek goldmine remains under funding cloud


John Thistleton Developing a proposed goldmine near Majors Creek remains on hold, as its owners prepare to halt mining in Tasmania.

Sentinel pays $31 million for Tuggeranong Homeworld Centre

The Homeworld Centre at Tuggeranong is to be redeveloped.

John Thistleton Property group Sentinel to redevelop prominent Tuggeranong town centre site.

Crace, Bonner and Casey top nation's growth hot spots

Crace, Bonner and Casey are among the nation’s fastest-growing local housing markets.

John Thistleton Crace, Bonner and Casey are Australia's fastest-growing suburbs for new homes.

Government urged to fund anti-venom treatment for jack jumper ant stings

Nasty sting: A jack jumper ant, Myrmecia pilosula, is found mainly in the south-eastern states of Australia.

John Thistleton Immunologist calls for federal funding into the treatment of jack jumper ant stings.

ACT will pay less to become green energy beacon

Wind turbine

John Thistleton Funding the ACT's ambitious 90 per cent renewable energy target by 2020 will be lower as a result of repealing carbon price.

National Capital Authority appoints review panel for ACT projects

The proposed development around City Hill and the Lake Burley Griffin foreshore linking Canberra city to the lake.

John Thistleton Design experts will review the ACT's City-to-the-Lake and Capital Metro projects.

Dr Adrian Manning to reintroduce eastern quoll at Mulligans Flat

An eastern quoll.

John Thistleton Conservationists to reintroduce rare eastern quolls at Mulligans Flat, North Canberra.

Defence captain helps rescue greyhounds

Companions: (From left) Maya Gibbon with her greyhound Opie, Dee Gibbon, and Sid with owner Cindy Daley.

John Thistleton Defence's group captain Dee Gibbon starts foster caring for discarded greyhounds.

Cycling campaign group Pedal Power slams ACT government on injury rates

cyclists and traffic on Northbourne Ave

John Thistleton One of Canberra's largest cycling advocacy groups has slammed the ACT government's response to a sharp increase in cycling injuries.

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West Belconnen damned or just delightful

NEWS; Kate Beach of Latham and her son Daniel walk their dog Bonnie through Charnwood. Kate talks about the great facilities in her local area.   10th June. 2104. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

John Thistleton Neglected, savaged or blessed, West Belconnen is coming under more scrutiny as other suburbs prepare for light rail, new schools and expansion.

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