Megan Doherty

Megan Doherty

Private Capital

Laurie flags retirement

NEWS:  TAMS supervisor Flags and Memorials , Laurie Corey, 61 will be retiring at the end of the year. 30th May 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Megan Doherty After 24 years as Canberra’s flag man, Laurie Corey is retiring at the end of the year.

Crisis call centre in plea for a lifeline

NEWS - Lifeline has experienced a 20per cent increase in calls in 2012. Alisha is a Lifeline volunteer . 9th January 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Megan Doherty Lifeline Canberra could be broke within 18 months without a pick up in its fortunes, its chief executive Mike Zissler has conceded.

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The Rathbone brothers blur the lines of hilarity

NEWS:  L-R Brumbies player Clyde Rathbone with his Comedian brother Dayne who will be performing in Canberra .  29th May 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Megan Doherty They roughhouse, banter, take the mickey out of each other. The brothers Rathbone are like most boisterous siblings except one is a rugby legend and the other is a comedy star on the rise.

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Public art: the private sector's gift with soul

airport's sculptor in residence Ante Dabro
24 May 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Megan Doherty After the demise of the ACT government's public art scheme and as the debate about Skywhale continues, the private sector has been going it alone, quietly investing millions of dollars in public art...

A hi-tech way to lose those kilos

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Megan Doherty RSPCA ACT chief executive officer Michael Linke is looking buff after losing 31 kilos in 15 months.

A family's tribute after bittersweet victory

Tattoos of Sally and Anthony Kasparek and Mark and Sally Lynch in honour of their late daughter and sister Jamie-Leigh.
The Canberra Times
23 May 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Megan Doherty It is a bittersweet victory.

ACT pushing to finish projects in wake of ASIO fiasco

Auction of Tread Lightly earth moving equipment.

Megan Doherty The ACT government says it is working as quickly as possible to resume projects left unfinished as a result of the financial collapse of a company that worked on the controversial ASIO building.

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Artwork has rival for public dislike

The Rhizome at the Gungahlin Drive Extension.

Megan Doherty Until the Skywhale, it was perhaps Canberra's most maligned piece of public art - and it got the green light from John, rather than Jon.

Canberra busker's secret weapon in quest to win The Voice

Canberra's Alex Gibson performing on the first live finals of The Voice this week. Pic supplied. With story by Megan Doherty-- 

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Megan Doherty Busker Alex Gibson not only has the support of his superstar coach Seal on The Voice - he also his gym plan.

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QEII is a 'treasured' family anchor

Robyn Steele with her daughter and grand-daughter, Melissa and Ava Rath. Robyn and Melissa have both had help at QE2. 
17 May 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


Megan Doherty QEII marks 50th anniversary

Cut-rate treatment for Canberra's little Champs-Elysees

Pedestrian access to Parliament House. pic shows the ramp to Parliament House from Commonwealth avenue.

Megan Doherty Bob Brown wanted a ''little Champs-Elysees'' - a walkway from Parliament House to Civic.

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Images capture pelican's struggle with rubbish

Richardson resident Kym Bradley took this series of photos of a pelican coming dangerously close to  swallowing a plastic bottle on Lake Tuggeranong.

Megan Doherty An extraordinary series of photographs has illustrated the dangers of rubbish going into Canberra's lakes.

Parents do Million Paws Walk for Jamie-Leigh

Canberra woman and animal lover Jamie Lynch ?who was killed in a car accident in March. Her parents Sheila and Mark Lynch of Gordon are raising money in her honour for the Million Paws Walk for the RSPCA in Canberra this weekend. Their team is streaks ahead of anyone else, raising close to $10,000 so far.

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Megan Doherty Gordon couple Sheila and Markus Lynch lost their beloved younger daughter Jamie-Leigh just two months ago in a single-car accident.

Braidwood in dark over trees

Braidwood, Kings Highway. The poplar trees that line the road on the way into Braidwood.

Megan Doherty The Braidwood community still does not know how many of the historic poplars on either side of the town will be removed, but the NSW government says the number will be kept to a minimum.

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First the Sultan, now Bill Gates comes to town

Bill Gates.

Megan Doherty The world’s second-richest man, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, will turn high-profile lobbyist when he visits Canberra later this month.

Double mastectomy 'best decision I've ever made'

Jan Murphy and her daughter Kate Darcy have both had preventative double mascectomies to prevent breast cancer.
The Canberra Times
15 May 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Megan Doherty Canberra mother and daughter Jan Murphy and Kate Darcy have both had their breasts removed in a bid to prevent breast cancer, which has killed 11 members of their family.

Breaking down 'the Jolie effect'

Annette Ellis

Megan Doherty The Angelina Jolie effect should at least encourage more discussion about breast cancer but hopefully won't cause women to rush off to their surgeons in a panic, according to former Labor MP, breast...

Pegasus flies again as donors ride to rescue

The Pegasus Riding for the Disabled has been saved by funding from the community.

Megan Doherty Pegasus Riding for the Disabled says it can finally breathe a sigh of relief.

Drivers face fee for arboretum visits

Pay parking has been introduced at the National Arboretum.

Megan Doherty, Larissa Nicholson The ACT government has defended the use of paid parking at the National Arboretum Canberra, which has received more than $70 million in public funding.

Govt reduces blood test centres

News: Official opening of the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion at the National Arboretum, Canberra. ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher. 6th of May 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Megan Doherty The ACT government is reducing the number of centres where blood tests can be performed in Canberra by two.