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Matthew Raggatt

Reporter at The Canberra Times

Invite-only memberships expand at Canberra's sky-high lounge

Matthew Raggatt Canberrans have been keen on the territory's most exclusive club – if they have been lucky enough to get an invite

Suicide strategy promises 20 per cent fall in deaths and self-harm

Matthew Raggatt Suicide-prevention experts have outlined a new plan to save lives.

Builders and elderly get rare chance at private Belconnen land

Matthew Raggatt The Holt Golf Course development is finally going ahead with blocks for sale at auction on Tuesday.

Taxi drivers face 'surrender zone' if Uber approved, chairman says

Matthew Raggatt An advocate for the city's cab drivers has warned the entry of Uber could cost some taxi drivers their jobs.

Tuggeranong DHS offices tipped to sell for more than $70 million

Matthew Raggatt Interstate and international investors tipped to buy lakeside block.

Lego draws massive crowd again as glitch leaves some missing out

Michael Broomham, 6, with his mother Teresa Broomham and grandmother Pam Lichtenberg, all of Wollongong, next to the Lego Frozen castle.

Matthew Raggatt The eyes of thousands of children lit up again on Saturday as Canberra's annual tribute to the world's favourite creative building block delivered new surprises. 

Canberra Mother of Year backs calls for easier adoption

ACT Barnardos Mother of the Year winner Chauntell McNamara with her family, (from left) husband Andrew, Chauntell, Cooper, 6, Annabella, 8, and Brodie, 13.

Matthew Raggatt Canberra's mother of the year for 2015 has joined the call for speedier adoption in Australia.

Jeremy Hanson questions priorities over hospital energy spend

Canberra Hospital mechanical supervisor Sam Bryant fits new LED light bulbs at the hospital.

Matthew Raggatt Plan to spend $3.3 million spend on energy-efficiency measures at Canberra Hospital is under fire.

Andrew Barr commits ACT government to dumping fossil fuel investments

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr spoke at his 25th Labor conference on Saturday, his first as head of government.

Matthew Raggatt Labor will divest the ACT's billion-dollar superannuation fund of its investments in the worst fossil fuels polluters. 

Disappointment at Williamsdale solar study exemption

Matthew Raggatt Decision to let the Williamsdale solar farm progress without an environmental study angers residents.

Dairy and 'zen' combined as colourful cow wanders in school

Matthew Raggatt Palmerston District Primary School children learn about dairy and art in collaborative project.

72-year-old refused bail over alleged wife bashing

Court scales

Matthew Raggatt Couple had been married for almost 50 years, when man allegedly lashed out during argument while watching TV.

Canberra Hospital to get one of the nation's largest solar rooftop arrays

Canberra Hospital mechanical supervisor Sam Bryant fitting some of the new LED light bulbs throughout the hospital.

Matthew Raggatt The ACT government will spend up to $3.3 million, and install one of the nation's largest rooftop solar arrays, to make Canberra Hospital more energy efficient. 

Canberra building start forecasts cast black cloud over city

Housing construction is forecast to plummet in the ACT across the next two years, despite Mr Fluffy rebuilds.

Matthew Raggatt New construction starts are forecast to fall by 12 per cent in the ACT in 2015-16.

Liberal senator's office spending double that of Labor office

Senator Zed Seselja said his tenancy-related office costs - higher than any other federal ACT politician - were out of his control for now.

Matthew Raggatt An ACT senator's office expenses were double those of his opponent last year - but he said the costs were out of his hands.

Self-regulating older drivers go under microscope to encourage skills and safety

Matthew Raggatt Elderly drivers will be put under the microscope, despite being safer than most on the road last year.

Dickson centre developers to pursue reconsideration

The Age - BUSINESS - 25 July 2006 - Generic pic of Coles Supermarket - Pauline Kee carries her shopping bag past the front of the Coles supermarket in South Melbourne. Pic by Paul Rovere. SPECIAL COLES

Matthew Raggatt The developers of the rejected supermarket and residential plans for Dickson will seek an internal review.

ANU's Nobel Prize winning vice-chancellor to take home $1 million

Professor Brian Schmidt with ANU chancellor Professor Gareth Evans at the announcement in June the astronomer would be the ANU's 12th vice-chancellor.

Matthew Raggatt What's a Nobel Prize winner worth when he's running an Australian university? 

Gowrie man charged with concealing evidence and 'Taser' possession

Scales of justice

Matthew Raggatt A Gowrie man has been charged with concealing evidence after his car was found burnt out.

Jindabyne road tests find 17 people with cannabis, ecstasy or cocaine

Police car

Matthew Raggatt Police detection dogs have helped catch 17 people with drugs including cannabis, cocaine and ecstacy in roadside stops at Jindabyne on Friday night.