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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

Citigroup says worker safety a focus for investors in wake of Austar Coal Mine deaths

Emma Macdonald Mining companies need to maintain the highest safety standards or risk a potential shareholder backlash, according to investment research firms.

ANU tech start-up sells for $76 million

Emma Macdonald A high-tech start-up set up by The Australian National University and University of NSW has been sold for $76 million.

New US ambassador John Berry touches down in Canberra

Governor-General Quentin Bryce, new US ambassador John Berry and his spouse Curtis Yee.

Emma Macdonald Australia's new United States ambassador John Berry has presented his credentials in a private ceremony at Government House on Wednesday.

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Small is out at ANU, worrying students

NEWS: ANU masters of Philosophy student Rosanna Stevens,25 will be affected by tutorial cuts at the university. 1st August 2013 .Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Emma Macdonald Australian National University student Rosanna Stevens says her fondest learning memories of being an undergraduate were of tutorials, where she learnt how to think and how to express her thoughts.

UC gets $26m for teaching institute

16 October 2012. Chris Dutton Story.  Sport. Canberra Times photo by Rohan Thomson. University of Canberra Vice Chancellor, Stephen Parker, speaks at the announcement of a proposed new Brumbies' site at the University of Canberra. 


Emma Macdonald The University of Canberra will receive $26 million in federal funding to establish a new institute that will improve national teaching and learning standards.

ANU freezes non-academic hiring


Emma Macdonald The Australian National University has frozen all new recruitment for non-academic administrative staff.

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Unis accuse Labor of flunking funding maths

Michael Gallagher.

Emma Macdonald The Group of Eight universities has accused federal Labor of overstating its funding increases to universities.

Study to probe links between savouring daylight and Vitamin D

News. Dr. Robyn Lucas, Associate Professor at the ANU College of
Medicine, Biology and Environment wearing a watch which measures
exposure to light. April 9th. 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy, The
Canberra Times.


Emma Macdonald The end of daylight saving and steady march to winter may have health implications for people with Vitamin D deficiency, according to an Australian National University Medical Professor Dr Robyn...

Women only have eyes for the big boys

Professor of Evolutionary Biology at ANU Michael Jennions with the latest study find that there is no optimum size when it comes to penis size.

Emma Macdonald Sorry men - size really does matter. And bigger is immeasurably better.

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Fears over stressed children as how-to books race off shelves

Glenn Fowler

Emma Macdonald Publishing houses printing how-to guides and NAPLAN-specific workbooks have found themselves winners as parents clamour for help in maximising their children's scores.

MP condemns Amazon over tax

Andrew Leigh

Emma Macdonald Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh has condemned the world's largest online retailer Amazon for paying no tax in Australia and failing to support one Australian charity despite making Australian sales...

Why work on the homefront won't count this year

Kylie Higgins with her 3yr old twins Hugo and Lola Volani in the backyard of there Wanniassa home is not happy about a survey into women and what they do etc being stopped.

Emma Macdonald The millions of hours that women put into unpaid household, voluntary and community work will go uncounted this year as the government axes the Bureau of Statistics Work, Life and Family Survey to...

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UC allows five years for world ranking


Emma Macdonald The University of Canberra will have an international ranking by 2018 and could become one of the country's first universities to share profits with its staff as part of an ambitious five-year plan...

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Nobel winner backs ANU in global program

News. Nobel Prize winner Brian Schmidt, at the site of the old 50

Emma Macdonald Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist Brian Schmidt has long been an advocate of open learning, encouraging his young Australian National University undergraduates to sit in on lectures which are not...

ANU joins edX: providing free uni courses online


Emma Macdonald The Australian National University is one of six international institutions who will join the online learning revolution through a partnership with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute...

Billionaire gives back with $50m uni donation

News.  Graham Tuckwell, a former Australian National University student has made a donation to the ANU. The Donation will be the biggest in Australian History.  4th of February 2013.  Canberra Times Photo by Katherine Griffiths

Emma Macdonald Canberra-born global commodities trader and billionaire Graham Tuckwell and his wife Louise have donated $50 million to the Australian National University to set up Australia’s version of the Rhodes...

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Local recognition great start to new year

Professor Brian Schmidt.

Emma MacDonald When asked how Australia's highest honour compares with receiving a Nobel prize, astrophysicist Brian Schmidt says it is wonderful to be recognised ''at home''.

Threat still 'large and dangerous'

Aerial picture shows smoke billowing from an out-of-control fire raging towards the Siding Spring Observatory (centre), a remote global research facility in the Warrumbungle ranges about 500km north-west of Sydney.

Ilya Gridneff and Emma Macdonald The worst bushfires in NSW for more than a decade have ripped through the state's north-west, taking 33 homes and destroying 40,000 hectares of land.

Labor slammed over immigration review

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Emma Macdonald The opposition and Greens say a review of the Immigration Department proves Labor's immigration policy is a shambles.

Honours list papers to stay suppressed

Senator Michael Ronaldson who spoke at Warrnambool R.S.L.  110725AS01 picture: AARON SAWALL

Emma Macdonald, Markus Mannheim The secret papers that detail how Australia Day honours are allotted will remain suppressed after a court ruled the public had no right to access them.