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Matthew Raggatt

Reporter at The Canberra Times

Corin promises doubled snow space for year two

Matthew Raggatt Popularity of snow area last year helped management decide what to improve.

Woden small businesses demand revamp

Brazilian Beauty Woden franchisee Anna Cuschieri said the business had needed to compete aggressively to stay in the market. 
30 April 2015
Photo: Rohan Thomson
The Canberra Times

Matthew Raggatt Woden Plaza retailers have cried out for an urgent revamp of the struggling precinct amid "worst in a decade" business conditions. 

Electrical union warns of safety fears if ActewAGL jobs cut

Electrical union exec warns of risk to public safety.

Matthew Raggatt A leading union representing ActewAGL staff will seek meetings with the company's management to warn job cuts risk public safety.

Waramanga accused bailed despite death threats

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Matthew Raggatt A man charged with assaulting his former partner has been granted bail despite threatening to kill the woman if she did not tell the truth about alleged cheating. 

Medical science student charged with drug offences

An Australian teenager died at a Sydney dance party after taking part in a ecstasy swallowing contest.

Matthew Raggatt Police find 170 capsules of ecstasy in car but suspect denies they are hers.

Parents back nurse-led care in mainstream schools after wider criticism

Dominic McFadden, 7, has had help managing his tracheostomy and autism from a nurse-led learning support assistant at his mainstream school since March last year.

Matthew Raggatt Parents of a student with autism say the care program has normalised school life for him.

Domestic violence: call for extra lawyer for Women's Legal Centre

Heidi Yates has left the Women's Legal Centre after eight years.

Matthew Raggatt The Women's Legal Centre's funding request comes at a time of "overwhelming" demand for services.

Belgian beer cafe Little Brussels' lease is up for grabs

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Matthew Raggatt The Kingston spot shut in March, months after its 10-year anniversary.

Gold Creek heads top 10 wedding list as couples move away from religious weddings

A couple wed in an intimate ceremony at Gold Creek Chapel.

Matthew Raggatt Nicholls chapel accounts for one in 10 weddings in ACT in 2014.

Possums invade Deakin home after ActewAGL failure

David Merz, pictured on a ladder, inspects the damage to the fascia board pulled away from the roof of his house when Actew AGL replaced a power pole at the property in October.

Matthew Raggatt Possums have ruined a Deakin couple's sleep for months after Actew AGL failed to repair a gaping hole in their roof. 

Urban homesteading on rise as more Canberrans grow own fruit and vegetables

Matthew Raggatt Plums, apricots, apples, berries, corn and zucchinis grow at the Canberra Organic Growers Society gardens in Charnwood.

Anxiety and lack of stable jobs lead youth issues

Matthew Raggatt Gap between those who have jobs or are on the pathway to employment and the unemployed is big, laid-off youth says.

Parent warns of risk without nurses in special schools

Matthew Raggatt Father of a student with highly unstable diabetes says nurses must be permanent presence on special school campuses.

Asbestos course to end game of chance for Canberra tradies

Matthew Raggatt A course on working safely with asbestos-containing materials aims to teach tradespeople how to handle the hazard safely.

Casey man charged with child pornography

Matthew Raggatt A Casey man has been prohibited from accessing social media and dating sites after he was charged with possession of child pornography. 

Rail journey to transport back to World War I

Matthew Raggatt A steam locomotive will be the backdrop for a step back to the World War I home front.

Politicians who fought, lied and died during WWI

Matthew Raggatt A safe seat in Parliament might mean a chance to become a minister today, but for a number of politicians in World War I it left them free to face the perils of war. 

Psychologist warns funding needed to avoid special needs 'mess'

Melinda McFadden and her husband Grant want more resources for teachers to help children with autism, like their son, reach their potential.

Matthew Raggatt Federal cuts could hurt the growing number of ACT children with autism and other special needs, advocates have said.

Mass for the Fallen by Father Christopher Willcock unveiled at Australian War Memorial

Father Christopher Willcock, outside the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Matthew Raggatt An Australian-penned mass will be performed at Catholic churches this Anzac Day. 

Expert teachers key to driving NAPLAN growth: professor

Passion is not enough - teachers must be expert practitioners who can raise student achievement outcomes.

Matthew Raggatt ACT teachers should embrace measures which encourage expertise in schools and not be content with superior NAPLAN scores, an international education expert has said.