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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald has been writing about Canberra and its people for more than 20 years, winning numerous awards for her journalism - including a Walkley or two - along the way. Canberra born and bred, she’s fiercely loyal to the city, tribally inner-north, and relieved the rest of the country is finally recognising Canberra’s cool and creative credentials.

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Bold design from Thursday Architecture

Growing up in Canberra, Steven Cetrtek spent his school holidays hanging out on building...

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Girls moving in: Canberra Grammar School builds on co-ed boarding

“Boarding school” sometimes has connotations of a harsh British colonial era. But modern and...

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Gelato Messina Gelato Messina Gelato Messina!

Stop the presses ice-cream fiends. We’ve waited weeks to bring you the “scoop” on Gelato...

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ACT Budget 2018: the rundown

Oh what a beautiful surplus. You know that feeling when you finally pay your...

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Deb Rolfe: a woman with heart

It would be enough for many of us to reach peak status in the...

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Still Calling Canberra Home: Jane O’Dwyer

It was our federal parliament that lured Jane O’Dwyer from one side of Australia...

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Rationale skincare coming to the Canberra Centre

Sometimes, in this fickle world of competitive skincare, you have to make a decision...

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The tasty secrets of our suburbs.

Shhhhh. Canberra author Marg Wade lifts the lid on those suburban eateries that are...

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