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Tom McIlroy

Tom McIlroy is a Legislative Assembly reporter at The Canberra Times

ACT domestic violence deaths set for review

Tom McIlroy Closed investigations into deaths linked to instances of domestic violence will be reviewed.

Forget the light rail - what about sky rail for Canberra?

Pods proposed for Canberra's light rail system

Tom McIlroy Could suspended two-person vehicles, elevated on the median strip be the answer to Canberra's public transport woes?

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ACT Minister Shane Rattenbury smokes out attitudes to medical marijuana

A study has linked marijuana use with poor health.

Tom McIlroy Greens minister Shane Rattenbury has welcomed a new poll showing almost 66 per cent of Australians support the legalisation marijuana for medical purposes and called on ACT politicians to act in the...

ACT government working for Chop Shop solution

the newest addition to Braddon, The Chop Shop

Henry Belot and Tom McIlroy Senior ACT government bureaucrats are working with organisers of Braddon art project the Chop Shop after plans to turn a derelict mechanics' workshop on Lonsdale Street into a temporary art gallery...

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Report finds ACT ambulance response times dropping

ACT paramedics

Tom McIlroy The ACT Ambulance Service has some of the best response times of any Australian capital. 

Canberra firms line up for light rail expert panel

Artist's impressions of the proposed Capital Metro light rail.

Tom McIlroy The ACT government has assembled a range of businesses to provide specialist advice for the rollout of the proposed 12-kilometre light rail line to Gungahlin. 

Pop-up village to bring life to Lake Burley Griffin

An artists' impression of a new vibrant precinct on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

Tom McIlroy Bars, shops and cafes are headed to the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

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Removal of pipes and wires along Northbourne Avenue critical to Canberra's light rail plans, says Chief Minister Katy Gallagher

Northbourne Avenue.

Tom McIlroy The cost of relocating pipes and wires under Canberra's proposed light rail line will be a key consideration of the project's final business case, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher said on Tuesday. 

Light rail could trigger big shift from cars to public transport

Car generic.

Tom McIlroy The introduction of light rail as part of an integrated public transport network in Canberra could lead to a doubling of the number of commuters who leave their cars at home.

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Jorian Gardner joins ACT Sex Party

Jorian Gardner, Director of the Australian Sex Party Canberra, at the Hello Sexy adult store in Fyshwick

Tom McIlroy Controversial arts figure Jorian Gardner is set to take on a formal role in territory politics, as the incoming director of the Australian Sex Party in Canberra.

Medical marijuana laws unlikely to win support

Natasha Boddy and Tom McIlroy A Greens push for terminally and chronically ill Canberrans to be allowed to use marijuana as part of treatment and pain management appears unlikely to find support in the ACT Legislative...

Greens unveil push to legalise marijuana

Natasha Boddy and Tom McIlroy Terminally and chronically ill Canberrans would legally be allowed to use marijuana to alleviate their pain and symptoms, under a proposal by the ACT Greens to legalise medical cannabis.

Golf clubs fight Canberra water charges

Murrumbidgee Country Club president Ron Shepherd with the main dam of the golf club behind him.

Tom McIlroy Canberra golf clubs are continuing to lobby the ACT government over the charges they are required to pay for the use of stormwater collected in private dams. 

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Adelaide Adrenaline team bus crashes forcing Canberra ice hockey game to be cancelled


Tom McIlroy The Canberra Brave's Australian Ice Hockey League game was cancelled after the Adelaide Adrenaline's team bus crashed on Saturday.

NCA defends higher than expected Parly Triangle parking costs


Tom McIlroy Canberra's National Capital Authority has defended higher than expected costs for daily paid parking rates in the Parliamentary Triangle.

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ACTION gearing up to introduce 300 new bus services a week

All aboard: ACTION buses are gearing up to increase services by more than 300 daily trips.

Tom McIlroy Canberra's ACTION bus services will be boosted by more than 300 daily trips as part of the latest changes announced by the ACT government.

Light rail benefits more than just cost: ACT Capital Metro Minister Simon Corbell

From left, Leach Steger directors  Jason Steger and Chris Leach and Capital Metro Minister Simon Corbell inspect the project's utility investigation works.

Tom McIlroy Improved bus rapid transport would not deliver the benefits Canberra can expect from a light rail tram, Simon Corbell says.

New low emission Scania buses join Canberra's ACTION bus network

ACTION's new, greener Scania buses.

Tom McIlroy Canberra's public transport users have received a $460,000 present from the ACT Government and ACTION buses.

Productivity Commission casts doubt on light rail benefits

Artist's impressions of the proposed Capital Metro light rail.

Tom McIlroy The Productivity Commission has questioned the ACT Government's decision to proceed with a light rail line to Gungahlin.

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Light rail utilities study begins in Gungahlin

Capital Metro checks utilities. (On the right) Minister for Capital Metro, Simon Corbell.

Tom McIlroy The first ground works for Canberra's light rail line began on Monday with workers digging to find the location and condition of power, gas and telephone utilities.