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Henry Belot

Henry Belot is a reporter at The Canberra Times.

ACCC concerned by sale of Supabarn to Coles

Henry Belot The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has expressed concerned about the proposed sale of one Canberra's largest independent supermarket chains to Coles.

Canberra company launches flying doctor service in west Africa

Canberra-based company Aspen Medical will launch a commercial flying doctor service in west Africa.

Henry Belot Demand for medical evacuation service expected to be high from oil and gas and banking companies.

IKEA celebrates catalogue launch with crayfish and schnapps

IKEA fans are treated to a traditional lobster party ahead of the store's official opening later this year. Virginia Yabsley (left) and Chedal Baesjou, both of Harrison, tuck in.

Henry Belot Almost 200,000 IKEA catalogues will fall into Canberra mailboxes in the coming weeks.

Canberra continues to have the highest wages in Australia

ACT continues to have the highest wages in Australia

Henry Belot Canberra professionals are pocketing more money each week than anyone else in Australia as wage growth slows in Western Australia.

ACT unemployment rate continues to fall, boosting business confidence

The ACT's trend unemployment rate fell to 4.1 per cent in June after peaking at a revised 5 per cent in October.

Henry Belot The ACT unemployment rate has dropped for the eighth consecutive month, with business leaders confident the economy is recovering from public service cuts.

Canberra woman seeks compensation claiming a metal nail was hidden in a bread roll

Henry Belot A Canberra woman is seeking compensation after claiming her teeth were damaged by a metal object hidden inside a bread roll purchased at Woolworths in Gungahlin.

ACT retail sector to remain weak as public sector cuts linger, Deloitte

Henry Belot The ACT’s retail short-term outlook remains weak with population growth well below the national average and public sector cutbacks continuing to take a toll on the economy, according to a...

ACT retailers face worst growth prediction in Australia despite Boxing Day hopes

Henry Belot Retailers across the ACT are hoping Canberrans spend big at Boxing Day sales to counter the worst retail growth prediction in Australia thanks to low consumer confidence.

Retailers prepare for Boxing Day madness in Canberra

Henry Belot Retailers are hoping for Boxing Day bonanzas to counter miserable sales figures throughout the ACT.

Qantas jobs at Canberra Airport safe for now

Despite restructuring costs and writedowns, Qantas jobs in the capital are safe for now.

Henry Belot Qantas staff at Canberra Airport are likely to keep their jobs despite the airline posting a full-year loss of $646 million before tax and a statutory loss of $2.

Hewatt creditors vote for agreement instead of liquidation

Henry Belot Creditors owed money by Hewatt Earthworks, the construction company contracted to work on the $288 million Majura Parkway project, have voted to enter a Deeds of Company Agreement rather than pursue...

Qantas job losses at Canberra Airport

Qantas: Even pilots have been asked to accept voluntary redundancies.

Henry Belot Qantas management at Canberra Airport has accepted the voluntary redundancy applications of two customer services workers as part of a $2 billion cost reduction strategy.

National Union of Students slams tertiary reforms in federal budget as 'horrifying'

Joe Hockey

Henry Belot The national student union has condemned the federal budget’s shake-up of tertiary funding as “horrifying” despite the changes being embraced by Australia’s leading...

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Canberra unemployment increases for first time since September

The budget projects that unemployment will flatten out over the next 12 months.

Henry Belot The unemployment rate in Canberra has increased for the first time since September despite the national unemployment rate remaining steady, figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics...

1980s-style campaign mooted to protect ABC from funding cuts


Henry Belot With Treasurer Joe Hockey sharpening the blade for cuts to the ABC funding, the tsars at Ultimo may be tempted to dust off a successful late 1980s campaign to save their $1.03-billion allowance.

Qantas staff await redundancy decision at Canberra Airport

Australian Services Union NSW/ACT secretary Sally McManus: Canberra Qantas staff still in limbo.

Henry Belot Qantas workers who applied for voluntary redundancy at Canberra Airport are being held in limbo as the Easter deadline for a decision passes and a union warns of possible compulsory redundancies.

ACT unions lobby PM on Qantas Sale Act


Henry Belot Prime Minister Tony Abbott met with a delegation of union representatives today as they seek to lobby the government to refrain from amending the Qantas Sale Act and to protest Qantas jobs in...

Canberra Airport to honour black box inventor David Warren

Dr David Warren, inventor of the blackbox flight recorder - and the Canberra Airport.

Henry Belot Canberra airport is set to name a building after the Australian inventor David Warren, creator of the black box flight simulator.

Qantas job cut fears in Canberra, but flights unchanged


Henry Belot Qantas flights at Canberra Airport to continue but there are concerns about the impact of cost-cutting on local jobs.