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Kirsten Lawson is the Chief Assembly reporter at The Canberra Times
Kirsten Lawson Prisoners in the ACT's over-stretched prison are are at risk of boredom and drug use due to the limited programs on offer.
Kirsten Lawson ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr's 2015-16 budget is $130 million worse off after Friday's GST carve-up.
Kirsten Lawson Andrew Barr hoping for a GST freeze but a formula change would be bad news for the territory.
Kirsten Lawson The ACT Property Council wants more lenient dual occupany rules for Mr Fluffy blocks extended across the city, allowing people to divide standard residential blocks into two titles.
Kirsten Lawson One of his huskies was sick, so Marcus Fillinger stopped to look after him. And then he finished the marathon – at -41C.
Kirsten Lawson Trainers are failing people in security and childcare, signing off on qualifications for people with inadequate skills or little chance or getting a job, the United Voice union says.
Kirsten Lawson Clubs ACT expects to issue new advice to clubs this week on the use of Eftpos-style cash machines in the city's licensed clubs, requiring club staff to handle either the card or the cash when people...
Kirsten Lawson Bigger emergency department to include separate children's area
Kirsten Lawson The ACT government has released planning changes that allow dual occupancy on 770 Fluffy blocks around the city, increasing their resale value and putting them further out of the reach of owners.
Kirsten Lawson Labor's newest minister Yvette Berry is setting the bar high on declaring gifts, filling out the paperwork for gifts worth as little as $10.
Kirsten Lawson The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has blasted the planned Yarralumla extension as a threat to the nationally significant entry to Government House.
Kirsten Lawson The ACT Remuneration Tribunal has backed off a plan for a 6 per cent hike in polticians' pay, opting instead for a 3 per cent hike in pay for Canberra's politicians, or an extra $4000 a year on their...
Kirsten Lawson The public may be invited to submit issues for Assembly debate during each sitting week if Greens' Shane Rattenbury plan to shake up debates is accepted. Kirsten Lawson reports.
Braddon bar's Tranny Bingo granted permit as government looks to change rules for raffles and 'low-risk' lotteries
Kirsten Lawson The transvestites at The Hopscotch Bar may soon be able to claim that their show changed government policy.
Kirsten Lawson The Inner South Canberra Community Council says the Yarralumla extension is 'the wrong development on the wrong site'.
Kirsten Lawson The ACT will have to significantly accelerate its cuts to greenhouse gas emissions to meet an ambitious 2020 target, a report on its progress shows.
Kirsten Lawson Local construction companies are hoping for fair and inclusive consideration from the shortlisted tram consortiums.
Chris Wilson, Kirsten Lawson and Emma Macdonald Use of a "cage" used to contain a Canberra school child in a classroom has sparked debate about the treatment of disruptive and special-needs children in mainstream schools.
Kirsten Lawson News of a cage-like structure being used to constrain a Canberra school child has come as no surprise to some parents.
Kirsten Lawson Weekday parking rules and charges will apply on April 27, despite the day being a holiday for ACT public servants.