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Kirsten Lawson is the Chief Assembly reporter at The Canberra Times
Kirsten Lawson The ACT has retained its AAA stable credit rating from Standard and Poor's, one of only two jurisdictions in the country to keep the rating.
Kirsten Lawson Controversy continues over a new convention centre for Canberra, with the ACT treasurer saying the city's current facility is adequate. Kirsten Lawson reports.
Kirsten Lawson Joint venture might have to repay $14.3 million in GST
Kirsten Lawson The ranks of the ACT public service continued to swell in the past year as did the pay gap between men and women.
Kirsten Lawson Most Assembly members are not declaring frequent flyer points and fewer still are using the points to offset the cost of flying
Kirsten Lawson The capital Metro Agency spent $5.3 million on contractors and consultants in the past financial year, with technical adviser Arup the biggest single contractor, paid $1.6 million by the agency.
Kirsten Lawson Anyone who throws a lit cigarette out a car window could face a $300 fine, under new measures to be introduced by the ACT Government
Kirsten Lawson The Liberals' Alistair Coe will introduce legislation on Wednesday that would force the disclosure of all invoices the Government pays worth more than $10,000.
Kirsten Lawson Uriarra residents have hit back at suggestions they were consulted on the planned solar farm before a planning application was lodged, saying there were two meetings and at both the developer...
Kirsten Lawson A new report shows just how far Canberra has to go to meet its target of 90 per cent of energy from renewable sources by 2020, with just 17 per cent reached by 2011-12.
Kirsten Lawson The Chinese company building the Mugga Lane solar farm has plans to develop a "mum and dad" solar scheme with an ethical superannuation fund run by former ACT Greens candidate Simon Sheikh and other...
Kirsten Lawson ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher called a special meeting of the security and emergency management committee of Cabinet on Monday following the raising of the terror threat in Australia.
Kirsten Lawson Mr Fluffy homeowners met federal Employment Minister Eric Abetz on Monday ahead of a decision by the Commonwealth on its contribution to a mass buy-back and demolition scheme for the...
Kirsten Lawson A hint that the Uriarra community's vehement opposition to the proposed solar farm opposite the village has sunk in at the highest level of governments came this week, when Greens Minister Shane...
Kirsten Lawson Asbestos Taskforce head Andrew Kefford has moved to reassure people that destruction of Mr Fluffy homes can be done safely.
Kirsten Lawson Liberal leader Jeremy Hanson accused the Greens' Shane Rattenbury of trying to turn Canberra into "the death capital''.
Kirsten Lawson and Emma Macdonald The NSW parliament will investigate the extent of Mr Fluffy asbestos contamination in NSW homes, a move that boosts the likelihood of a state-wide hunt for the deadly loose-fill insulation.
Kirsten Lawson The Greens' Shane Rattenbury is seeking to impose more limits on the use of controversial "call-in" powers, forcing developers to consult the community before they lodge their plans.
Kirsten Lawson and Tom McIlroy Euthanasia to be debated again on Thursday, when the ACT Assembly calls on Speaker Vicki Dunne to write to the Commonwealth demanding the repeal of the "Andrews Bill", which bans territories from...
Kirsten Lawson Residents caught up in the Mr Fluffy debacle are horrified by suggestions they will have to compete on the open market if they want to return to their properties.