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Matthew Raggatt

Reporter at The Canberra Times

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

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.

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.  

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.

$1.7 million cyclist negligence case - will riders rush to insurance?

Matthew Raggatt A leader of Canberra's most popular cyclists' organisation said a surge of inquiries was expected.

Pregnant woman denied bail


Matthew Raggatt 24-year-old expecting in January denied bail due to alleged "extraordinary" history of failures to appear.

Pregnant woman has bail refused

Matthew Raggatt A 24-year-old pregnant woman has been refused bail after being charged with failing to appear before court. 

Backyard piece of Starlight sign raises memories

The dilapidated Starlight sign as illustrated by Trevor Dickinson.

Matthew Raggatt Peter Corrigan has a unique connection with the Starlight drive-in theatre.