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Tom McIlroy

Tom McIlroy is a Legislative Assembly reporter at The Canberra Times

Former staffer Chris Steel joins Labor preselection fight in Murrumbidgee

Tom McIlroy Education campaigner and former ACT Labor staffer Chris Steel will stand for party preselection for next year's ACT election.

Drivers warned as Canberra speed camera network extended

The government is assessing 30 new speed camera sites.

Tom McIlroy Speeding drivers on ACT roads have been put on notice as the government moves to expand the number of speed camera sites.

Self-driving cars cheaper and better than light rail: expert

Could self-driving cars help solve Canberra's traffic problems?

Tom McIlroy Technology for Canberra's light rail line could be superseded by self-driving cars before construction is completed and trams could be more expensive and less effective in dealing with...

Former Greens candidate Simon Sheikh won't stand at next federal election

Tom McIlroy High profile former Greens Senate candidate Simon Sheikh won't contest the 2016 federal election, 

Government blocks Katy Gallagher nomination for hospital board

Former chief minister Katy Gallagher

Tom McIlroy A plan for ACT Senator Katy Gallagher to take up a seat on the board of the Canberra Hospital charitable foundation has been blocked by the territory government. 

Andrew Barr's world first online streaming cabinet meeting

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr.

Tom McIlroy In what has been dubbed a world first by social media giant Twitter, the ACT government is preparing to broadcast a cabinet meeting live on streaming platform Periscope. 

Education minister frustrated over delays on caged boy inquiry

Tom McIlroy Education Minister Joy Burch has criticised delays in an investigation into a Canberra school's decision to erect a cage to hold a student with autism.

Electoral Commissioner tells Liberals to add their names to light rail postcards

Tom McIlroy The Canberra Liberals' anti-light rail postcards asking members of the public for their views on the tram project require an authorisation, or the name of a person sending them, to meet Electoral Act...

Simon Corbell says trams will make Canberra a healthier city

Tom McIlroy Tram services in Canberra will help increase health outcomes through reductions in obesity and heart disease, Capital Metro Minister Simon Corbell told a seminar on Wednesday. 

Community views sought on a car ban for Hibberson Street, Gungahlin

On Monday, Ms Fitzharris announced a series of road works funded by the 2015-16 ACT budget would begin in September.

Tom McIlroy Labor backbencher Meegan Fitzharris flags the possible closure of one of Gungahlin's busiest streets as part of a plan to make the town centre more pedestrian and family friendly. 

Wednesday morning peak worst for Canberra cyclists

Kirsten Lawson, Tom McIlroy and Markus Mannheim New online database of bike crashes in Canberra shows when and where they most occur.

Electrical industry frustrated at lack of action on complaint about CIT course

Kirsten Lawson and Tom McIlroy The industry board for the electrical industry has asked the ACT education directorate to investigate a complaint about the electrotechnology course at the Canberra Institute of Technology,...

ACT government kicks off big Gungahlin roadworks

stop sign

Tom McIlroy Long-suffering Gungahlin drivers are being warned to expect delays as the ACT government begins a suite of new roadworks, due for completion within 18 months. 

ACT Assembly renovation work to begin in September

Tom McIlroy Work on expanding the the ACT Legislative Assembly is set to begin next month, as public servants are moved out of a nearby building for the relocation of some staff. 

Katy Gallagher calls for co-operation on CSIRO land sale

Tom McIlroy Senator Katy Gallagher has called for co-operation between the ACT government and CSIRO over the planned sale of a massive Ginninderra field station on...

Unions boss Alex White seeks right of reply over light rail comments

An artist's impression of the proposed Canberra light rail.

Tom McIlroy Unions ACT boss Alex White has escalated his conflict with Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson over light rail in Canberra, seeking an official right of reply to be added to the...

John Hargreaves joining charge to change Canberra's pokie laws

Former Labor MLA John Hargreaves

Tom McIlroy Former Labor minister John Hargreaves has joined calls for $50 notes to be allowed in Canberra's poker machines, telling an assembly committee the financial viability of community...

CSIRO flags possible sale of Ginninderra research site

CSIRO wheat

Tom McIlroy The CSIRO has raised the prospect of selling its massive Ginninderra field station to make way for a new urban area on Canberra's northern outskirts.

Red Cross takes over advocacy for at-risk Canberra families

Tom McIlroy Red Cross to provide independent advocacy support for families dealing with child protection services.

ACT government launches latest domestic violence response plan

The ACT government has launched its latest domestic violence response plan.

Tom McIlroy Plan will focus on women from diverse cultural backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.