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Tom McIlroy is a Legislative Assembly reporter at The Canberra Times

Opposition unconvinced about bikes on Canberra's trams

Tom McIlroy Pedal Power ACT executive officer John Armstrong said the integration of bikes on light rail was a coup and the group was delighted with the decision. 

ACTEW Water advertising for new managing director

Looking out over ACTEW's Cotter Dam, which will soon be under the control of a new managing director.

Tom McIlroy ACTEW Water has launched a recruitment drive for a managing director, offering high six figures and the chance to lead one of Canberra's most prominent companies.

Light rail consultation finds support for permitting bikes on board

Opportunity: Proponents of cycling support being able to take bicycles on a light rail service.

Tom McIlroy Canberra's trams look set to include space for cyclists after a new ACT Government consultation found 44 per cent of potential passengers say they would take a bike on board.

Leaked report claims Canberra Hospital maternity patients at serious risk

A leaked report claims Canberra Hospital maternity unit patients are at risk.

Tom McIlroy Mismanagement and long-running cultural problems inside the Canberra Hospital maternity unit have put the health of patients at serious risk.

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Remuneration Tribunal awards modest pay increase to part-time officers

Modest pay rise: Supreme Court Master David Mossop will get a 1.5 per cent increase.

Tom McIlroy The ACT Remuneration Tribunal has awarded modest pay increases to some part-time public officer holders and the Master of the Supreme Court, in its latest ruling released on Wednesday. 

Upgrades and improvements planned for Grevillea Park

Rowers enjoying their sport on the waters of Lake Burley Griffin.

Tom McIlroy Grevillea Park on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin could soon be home to new facilities for rowing and triathlon activities. 

Federal government public service job cuts 'hurting ACT'

Hard times: ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher says the Abbott Government's cuts are hurting Canberra families and the city's economy.

Tom McIlroy ACT positions showed the steepest downturn of federal government jobs recorded in any state or territory, with almost one in 11 Canberra jobs being lost in the last financial year.

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ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher hosts meeting with Mayor of Beijing Anshun Wang

Katy Gallagher: The ACT Chief Minister thinks Canberra's links with Beijing can be strengthened.

Tom McIlroy Leaders meet to discuss ways to further strengthen the sister city relationship between Canberra and Beijing.

Mr Fluffy inquiry to see Assembly called back before Christmas

Tom McIlroy Members of the territory's Legislative Assembly will be called back for at least one extra sitting day before Christmas, after public hearings are held on legislation to enable the Mr Fluffy asbestos...

David Hughes slams Canberra tram line 'as worse than a folly'

An artist's impressions of the proposed Capital Metro light rail.

Tom McIlroy Economist David Hughes has again cast doubt on the benefits of Canberra's $800 million light rail line.

More than 300 Mr Fluffy homeowners sign up for buy-back

Tom McIlroy The ACT Government has welcomed more than 300 homeowners registering for property valuations in the first stage of the Mr Fluffy buyback program.

Extend the tram to Russell now: ACT Light Rail campaigner

Tom McIlroy Light rail advocate says the ACT government should commission an extension as soon as it signs a contract for the Gungahlin line.

Analysts warn ACT budget will be rocky for decade after Mr Fluffy buy-back

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher distributed a final draft of the appropriation bill on Friday afternoon.

Tom McIlroy The appropriation bill has been passed and the loan will be operational by January 1.

Uriarra bushfire risk from solar farm report slammed as `seriously flawed', data outdated

Tom McIlroy Bushfire risk assessment report commissioned by Uriarra residents who oppose solar farm project slammed.

Uriarra solar farm partner questioned

Tom McIlroy A key partner of the company chosen by the ACT Government to deliver a controversial solar farm at Uriarra has been placed into liquidation, and has previously operated through at least four...

ACT Government to release discussion paper on regulating e-cigarette use

A man has been fined for selling e-cigarettes.

Tom McIlroy Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has called for feedback on a discussion paper set to be released on the use of e-cigarettes in Canberra

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Pokies task force to help clubs develop income alternatives to gambling

Tom McIlroy and Ben Westcott Minister welcomes task force to help clubs to become less reliant on the profits from poker machines. 

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher says public sector bullying persists

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, who addressed a Legislatlive Assembly hearing on public accounts on Monday.

Tom McIlroy The ACT public service leadership is concerned that bullying and harassment between line managers and individual staff is still unacceptably prevalent.

Fluffy valuations to start this week

Australian Property Institute president Paul Powderly outside a Mr Fluffy home in Latham.

Emma Macdonald and Tom McIlroy The ACT's Mr Fluffy home valuation program will get underway this week.

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Christian protesters arrested at Senator Zed Seselja's office

Christian clergy staging a liturgy sit-in at Zed Seselja's  Canberra office, protesting for children to be released from immigration detention.

Tom McIlroy Christian clergy calling for children to be released from immigration detention