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Matthew Raggatt

Reporter at The Canberra Times

ABC Canberra faces downgrade as part of cost-cutting

Budget slashed: The ABC.

Matthew Raggatt Demotions and redundancies are likely to be on the table.

Community reps eye control tower views

Matthew Raggatt Members of the Canberra Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group get a new perspective of the airport.

Those sanctioned for asbestos breaches have no licences


Matthew Raggatt The only three people to have appeared in a tribunal or court for breaches of ACT asbestos laws in the last five years have no licences to do asbestos work during the Mr Fluffy demolition period.

O'Connor man charged after assault left partner in blood-soaked bed

ACT Magistrates Court

Matthew Raggatt A man has been refused bail because Magistrate Beth Campbell said the likelihood of him reoffending was too great.

Demand for depression support for new mothers rises

Louise Frame with son Ryan, 16 months, in the rose garden near Old Parliament House. Ms Frame accessed help from a Canberra post-natal depression support group as she struggled following Ryan's birth.

Matthew Raggatt Bringing up babies not everyone's cup of tea

Call for 50 per cent funding boost to victims of crime


Matthew Raggatt Canberra's leading victims of crime advocate has called for the ACT government to boost the compensation pool available under a new assistance model by 50 per cent.  

Work safety watchdog rejects union's asbestos claims

The Mr Fluffy Owners and Resident’s Action Group has more than 300 members after setting up last month.

Matthew Raggatt The ACT's work safety watchdog has rejected the construction union's concerns about the quality of asbestos removalists.

Women prominent among corporate leaders in Canberra

STEPPING UP: EY Canberra managing partner, Lucille Halloran, will soon become the organisation's Oceania government and public sector leader.

Matthew Raggatt But unconscious bias still needs addressing, one leading woman suggests.

Mummy makeovers lead growth in plastic surgery lists

Makeover artist: Plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr Vlad Milovic at his Deakin surgery.

Matthew Raggatt Made over mummies have hiked plastic surgeons' procedure lists as they seek tummy tucks and other cosmetic surgery. Matthew Raggatt says low interest rates have helped.

Canberra men bailed on cocaine import charges

Generic ACT Magistrates Court

Matthew Raggatt Two Canberra men have been granted bail after being charged with helping import $20,000 worth of cocaine. 

Canberra home schooled numbers soar

Home school families, rear from left Sue Gerrard from Dunlop with son A.J. Gerrard,10, and front, Suzannah Brough, 6 and mum Kim Brough from Duffy.

Matthew Raggatt Home schooling has increased 50 per cent.

Kangaroo-related road crashes on rise


Matthew Raggatt Kangaroo collisions up as capital region postcode again tops national hot spots

Staff cuts at RSPCA as charity returns to deficit

Matthew Raggatt The RSPCA in Canberra has slashed management positions and wage costs in a restructure designed to ensure its viability after a heavy deficit, its chief executive says.

Gough Whitlam's death makes Dismissed tour more poignant

Gouch Whitlam

Matthew Raggatt Gough, Malcolm and Sir John were all there – even if only in handheld mask form – as arguably Australia's most dramatic political day was replayed at Old Parliament House on Saturday.

Man charged with indecent act denied bail after alleged breach


Matthew Raggatt A Bonython man charged with performing an indecent act on a child has been remanded after he allegedly breached bail conditions.  

Barramundi warm to the power of garbage

Top quality: FishCo Fish Market managing director John Fragopoulos holding a Veolia barramundi in his Fyshwick premises.

Matthew Raggatt The barramundi boom is partly down to heat produced from garbage gas, writes Matthew Raggatt.

MBA boss John Miller to depart after challenging years

MOVING ON: Outgoing ACT executive director of the Master Builders of Australia, John Miller, at Kingston Foreshore, one of the major developments during his time at the helm.

Matthew Raggatt The ACT's Work Safety Commissioner has said the departure of the head of Canberra's peak builders' advocacy group will be a loss for the industry, despite several years of high rates of serious...

Uber ride-sharing would be illegal in ACT: government

Uber app

Matthew Raggatt Uber's internet-based ride-sharing system would benefit drivers and riders in ACT, but it is illegal in the territory, writes Matthew Raggatt.

Single Canberra men "absolute catches" with women spoilt for choice


Matthew Raggatt Online dating sites suggest women have lots of good choices in their 20s.