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Matthew Raggatt

Reporter at The Canberra Times

Royalla resident warns Williamsdale on glare, as farm goes Dutch

Matthew Raggatt The solar farm approval conditions requiring screen planting had achieved nothing, with the company doing the "bare minimum" by having young tube stock planted, Matthew Raggatt says.

Height limits ends chance of repeat 28-storey plan for Woden 9

Matthew Raggatt A repeat of the Woden 9 plans for towers up to 28 storeys high would be prevented if new height limits in the Woden master plan took effect.

Childcare directors respond to nation's worst qualified figures

Matthew Raggatt Many of the ACT's childcare centres are being assessed for the first time, Lisa Syrette says.

Lion to lead the celebration for Chinese Year of the Monkey

Matthew Raggatt It's the party to mark the Year of the Monkey but lion dancers will again lead the Chinese New Year celebrations on Sunday. 

Principals back schools' responses to phone threats

Matthew Raggatt Advocates for principals and parents said security measures taken after threats were made last week were satisfactory.

Man who allegedly rubbed vanilla slice into partner's face charged with assault

A 40-year-old man appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court.

Matthew Raggatt A Canberra man allegedly threatened to kill his partner after throwing a bowl of vanilla slice mix in her face on Friday night. 

Accused Canberra cocaine trafficker caught in undercover sting

Matthew Raggatt A 27-year-old Canberra man who allegedly supplied cocaine and MDMA to an undercover police officer has been refused bail.

Canberra "eco-system" helps lower gender pay gap, despite step backwards

Matthew Raggatt The ACT no longer has the nation's smallest gender pay gap, but business leaders back its advantages.

Discount petrol app team spend $10,000 on free fuel promotion

Matthew Raggatt The company providing the petrol app in aims to provide petrol savings worth $40 million to Canberra motorists in a year.

Glare concerns remain as Williamsdale prepares for solar neighbour

Matthew Raggatt Williamsdale landowners have described the decision to approve the solar farm on the Monaro Highway without further changes as "offensive". 

Lawyers, doctors and public servants in firing line from rise of the machines

Former NICTA chief executive Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte will speak in Canberra on February 9.

Matthew Raggatt Public servant roles are among the middle class occupations which will be eliminated by automation.

English elm to stand supreme as Territory and Municipal Services rejects chop

The elm, believed to have grown from 1980, has now survived two applications for its removal.

Matthew Raggatt A giant elm will continue its dominance of a home in the Woden Valley after the government rejected an application to cut it down.

Lawyers savage Labor Club's $22 million Braddon apartment plan

An impression of the apartment complex planned for the corner of Torrens and Elouera streets, Braddon, included in the renotified development application.

Matthew Raggatt When you want to build a five-storey complex next to the headquarters for Australia's lawyers, you better follow the planning rules closely.

Alleged burglar caught with used syringe denied bail

Matthew Raggatt An alleged burglar found in a south Canberra dance studio with a used syringe has been refused bail. 

Repeat Liberal candidates hoping elusive seat is delivered in 2016

30 March 2012 NEWS Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Lisa Cox. The ACT Liberal Party candidates for the various electorates in the ACT for the coming election, gather at Lennox Gardens for the launch of their campaign. Two new candidates with multicultural backgrounds, Elizabeth Lee, right and Jacob Vadakkedathu.

Matthew Raggatt Liberals leader Jeremy Hanson has promised his party's preselected candidates will be mainly fresh faces, but the three putting their hands up first are back for more after missing out in 2012.

Oil spill and noise anger Gungahlin residents

Matthew Raggatt Trucks carting up to half a million litres of water through a quiet suburban street each day have angered Gungahlin residents.

Costco and Fuel Watch deliver sustained petrol savings

Matthew Raggatt Canberrans have enjoyed a good year for competitive petrol prices.

Underwear and socks top rogue objects for dogs and cats

Matthew Raggatt If sock or jocks have gone missing your pet's stomach may well be where they are.

DFAT $70m buiding sale settles after security all-clear

Matthew Raggatt Settlement on the largest office building to sell in the Canberra CBD for more than two years has happened.

Girlfriend who escaped allegedly violent partner in high speed chase fears for life, court hears

Teen offender's two-year-crime spree has landed him in youth detention.

Matthew Raggatt A woman says she feared for her life if her boyfriend was released on bail, after he allegedly assaulted her, threatened her with a taser and followed her in a high-speed car chase.