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Kimberley Le Lievre is the Editor of The Sunday Canberra Times

ACT child protection secrecy the 'most restrictive in the country'

ACT child protection secrecy the 'most restrictive in the country'

The suppression of information in Children's Court cases is motivated by a desire to protect welfare agencies, not children, a Canberra barrister said.

  • by Kimberley Le Lievre

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Strategy to reduce Aboriginal children in care not working: advocates

Strategy to reduce Aboriginal children in care not working: advocates

If the government had acted on previous reports and recommendations “we wouldn’t be where we are now", Our Booris, Our Way chair said.

  • by Kimberley Le Lievre
Court finds it was wrong for government to take children, five years on
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Court finds it was wrong for government to take children, five years on

The mother attempted to be reunited with her children but the director-general fought to have the children remain with carers.

  • by Kimberley Le Lievre
Canberra Liberal MLA Elizabeth Lee on pregnancy after miscarriage
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Canberra Liberal MLA Elizabeth Lee on pregnancy after miscarriage

Elizabeth Lee is expecting her first child in June 2019. She will return to work in the Legislative Assembly soon after, and while she knows it will be tough, she's up for the challenge.

  • by Kimberley Le Lievre
'Shocked and concerned': Porn takes over Catholic church website

'Shocked and concerned': Porn takes over Catholic church website

The pornography site has been active for at least a month, and appears to have taken over a previous URL used by the church.

  • by Kimberley Le Lievre
9 children were adopted by their carers in 3 years, of the 835 in care

9 children were adopted by their carers in 3 years, of the 835 in care

Foster children could soon be adopted without the consent of their birth parents in the ACT.

  • by Kimberley Le Lievre
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About 200 people rescued from the surf on the south coast this summer

About 200 people rescued from the surf on the south coast this summer

Volunteer and paid lifesavers from Shellharbour to Eden have pulled some people from rips and others from overturned boats.

  • by Kimberley Le Lievre
Lights off, candles on, pizza in the fridge: why home birth appeals

Lights off, candles on, pizza in the fridge: why home birth appeals

19 babies were born at home (with one due imminently) after two years of the ACT's home birth trial.

  • by Kimberley Le Lievre
The Canberra climber coaching Australia's first Olympic rock climbing team

The Canberra climber coaching Australia's first Olympic rock climbing team

He cut his teeth at Booroomba Rocks and has climbed El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. Now Duncan Brown is about to take on an even greater challenge.

  • by Kimberley Le Lievre
Men's behaviour change program not a 'miracle cure'

Men's behaviour change program not a 'miracle cure'

One thing men that abuse who their partners have in common is the excuses they use to justify their behaviour.

  • by Kimberley Le Lievre
Stolen car set alight at Pierces Creek on Saturday

Stolen car set alight at Pierces Creek on Saturday

The car fire was extinguished on Saturday night, but the scenario parallels that which started the Pierces Creek blaze in November.

  • by Kimberley Le Lievre