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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

Islamic School of Canberra distances itself from Sydney school funding cut

Islamic Council of Canberra chairman Mohammed Berjaoui.

Emma Macdonald Islamic School of Canberra distances itself from the financial problems plaguing Sydney's largest Islamic school Malek Fahd.

Universities defend standards but condemn imperfect ATARs

Eryk Bagshaw and Emma Macdonald University chiefs are publicly condemning the ATAR system amid an outcry that many students in NSW were being admitted to study without meeting the academic requirements in any case.

Canberra institutions excel in the latest Good Universities Guide

ANU has posted the best overall results, though it did come last in the territory on a rating of teaching quality.

Emma Macdonald Canberra universities continue to provide graduates with the best prospects of getting a full-time job, the latest edition of the Good Universities Guide shows.

Murrumbateman families frustrated by government inaction on a school for their community

Kate Olsen with her three children, Jayne, 2 1/2, Lucy, 4, and Sophia 2 1/2 of Murrumbateman are one of the many families with children who will travel to Canberra for their schooling.

Emma Macdonald With more than 500 school students living in Murrumbateman, residents are asking the NSW Government how much longer it will ignore their pleas for a local school.

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Education department to audit Canberra Islamic school

Islamic Council of ACT Mohammed Berjaoui.

Emma Macdonald The Islamic School of Canberra had nothing to hide and would participate fully with a federal audit of its books.

Mr Fluffy asbestos in Ainslie shops' roof will be dealt with, says Chief Minister

Emma Macdonald The ACT government will address the issue of Mr Fluffy asbestos installed in part of the roof of the Ainslie Shops and the Good Start Childcare Centre in Aranda, says Chief Minister Katy Gallagher,...

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Asbestos bombshell: Govt knew about Mr Fluffy risk 25 years ago

Emma Macdonald Owners of affected houses now await a decision from the ACT and Commonwealth Governments on whether they should be demolished, Emma Macdonald reports.

Emma Griffiths helps launch Women in Media in Canberra

Family way:  ABC online editor and convener of the Women in Media Group Emma Griffiths with her children Lewis, 2 (left), and Sylvie Johnson, 4.

Emma Macdonald Emma Griffiths has forged a path in international journalism - and wants to help more women follow in her footsteps.

Our lake reflections

Sally Pryor's extended family enjoy the lake.

Emma Macdonald, Sally Pryor, John-Paul Moloney and Ben Westcott Readers are invited to share their photos of Lake Burley Griffin as part of the Our Lake – 50 years photo competition, which runs till the end of October.

The Australian National University is up two places on international rankings

Emma Macdonald The Australian National University has improved its position internationally.

ANU ranking slides on respected global research league table

Ian Young

Emma Macdonald The Australian National University has continued its slide down international performance rankings.

Australian War Memorial links with Canadian War Museum

Closer ties: Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited the Canadian War Museum with Brendan Nelson from the Australian War Memorial in Ottowa, Canada.

Emma Macdonald The Australian War Memorial and Canadian War Museum will collaborate on a major exhibition of First World War artefacts and have committed to joint research and collection development opportunities...

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency faces the chop

ACT Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe at a building on Woolley Street in Dickson.

Emma Macdonald National asbestos support groups, lawyers and unions have condemned the federal government's plan to axe the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency.

ACT universities greet budget changes with mixed feelings

Emma Macdonald The Canberra Institute of Technology has welcomed a new loan scheme for apprentices and downplayed impending competition with the University of Canberra for the sub-degree market.

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

Bruce Rolph says investors are holding mining companies accountable for the safety standards of their mines.

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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