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Matthew Raggatt

Reporter at The Canberra Times

Canberra's worst intersections revealed as NRMA backs Barton Highway flyover

Matthew Raggatt Former Labor minister Kate Lundy has said figures on the capital's worst crash intersections back the Canberra Liberals' argument for a flyover of the Barton Highway.

Red Hill 'Ocean liner' townhouses go up after residents' agreement

Matthew Raggatt Heights of the four townhouses have been lowered and extra privacy screens put in place.

Melbourne Cup Experience at Hotel Realm promises fashion and French food

French Ambassador Christophe LeCourtier, left, with

Matthew Raggatt The Melbourne Cup is just around the corner and a special event will celebrate French food and fashion.

Fair Canberra reveals Canberra consumers' top 10 complaints

Matthew Raggatt From suffocating vegetables to raisin bread short on raisins, Canberra shoppers have made their displeasure heard this year.

Canberra's Hawthorn Hawks fans celebrate their first ever three-peat

Hawks fans celebrate the AFL premiership win on Saturday afternoon at the Southern Cross Club in Phillip.

Matthew Raggatt Canberra's success-gorged Hawthorn supporters celebrated after watching their club take home the AFL premiership. 

Canberra Labor Club to build Braddon apartments worth $22m

Matthew Raggatt The Canberra Labor Club Group is set to cash in from an $11 million project at a prime Braddon location. 

Radicalisation kit gets cool response from teachers' union

Matthew Raggatt Burch and teachers' union show little enthusiasm for federal radicalisation guidebook.

Barton Highway roundabout traffic lights start confirmed

An artist impression of the proposed Barton Highway flyover, which the Liberals have said will cost $35 million.

Matthew Raggatt The Liberals have put forward prestige road plans for Gungahlin but Labor has time to build first

SMF to be removed from home as assessors, Worksafe downplay risk

The ceiling insulation from Safronia Benasic's house will be removed by ACT Housing following concerns.

Matthew Raggatt A veteran asbestos assessor says a common form of rooftop insulation is an 'irritant' but can safely stay in ceilings.

Computer software cuts Chamberlains legal fees

Clients can now access fully guaranteed legal documents and advice directly online.

Matthew Raggatt Lawyer services are going online but will this be a good thing for the consumer?

Convertible Mercedes not enough as burglar caught going back for more

Mercedes Benz SLK 320 (automatic) convertible.  Red car 

Drive.  Pic Neil Newitt .

Matthew Raggatt A 22-year-old Conder man allegedly stole a red Mercedes convertible then used the vehicle in another burglary attempt hours later.  

Poate family welcomes Coroner's findings of chain of command failure

A coroner has found new orders about insider attacks which could have saved the lives of three Australian soldiers, including Private Robert Poate, were never passed to those on the ground.

Matthew Raggatt The family of a Canberra soldier killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan has welcomed a coroner's findings the failure to pass down key orders may have contributed to their son's death. 

Tony Abbott's gifts to keep - leather suitcase from Francois, bike gear from Shinzo

Tony Abbott

Matthew Raggatt Swords and rugs will stay in public control but a French briefcase took the former PM's attention.

Could the ACT decriminalise ice? Discussions over use and abuse welcomed

Crystal meth.

Matthew Raggatt You get the equivalent of a parking ticket for low level cannabis use in Canberra, so could ice ever be treated the same?

Canberra Liberals to repeal controversial solar access rules if elected

Alistair Coe has said new and future homeowners are losing out on their optimal solar access due to laws intended to help.

Matthew Raggatt The Canberra Liberals have vowed to undo solar rules if they are elected next year.

Wine show promises record entries after coldest winter in 15 years

One glass of wine a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research.

Matthew Raggatt Canberra's cool-climate wine will face the taste test at two wine shows this week.

Synthetic fibres called out by asbestos assessor

Safronia Benasic is worried old fans and a manhole (now replaced) with small holes in it in her home of 25 years could have let synthetic loose-fill insulation into living areas.

Matthew Raggatt A public housing tenant wants new accommodation after potentially hazardous fibres were found in her home's insulation.

125 units planned for site next to Dickson Woolworths

Matthew Raggatt Three months after a 140-unit plan by Coles DOMA failed, a separate six-storey residential dream is on the table

Public Islam stirs unresolved Christian anger, reverend says

Matthew Raggatt The public nature of Islam has stirred a deep down unresolved anger in Christianity in Australia, one of the nation's leading theologians has claimed. 

Weekend building inspectors considered after Forrest stop work notice

Work on a second storey extension of this heritage-listed property at Fitzroy Street in Forrest was considered contrary to a development approval given to the leaseholders.

Matthew Raggatt The ACT's safe work watchdog wants to stop builders avoiding development rules.