Kimberley Le Lievre, Illawarra Mercury

Kimberley Le Lievre

Illawarra Mercury

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Past articles by Kimberley:

Eden-Monaro byelection: Fiona Kotvojs wins Liberal preselection

The byelection has already been marred with controversy, with several prominent potential Coalition candidates having already dropped out. → Read More

Jindabyne and Cooma holding out for ski season but concerns about coronavirus remain

Concerns are mounting in Cooma and Jindabyne over the start of the ski season, which could prove to be a double-edged sword for businesses. → Read More

Australia's 2020 ski season will go ahead, but in what capacity?

While the ski season will not start on the June long weekend as planned, there are plans in place for a season of some sort, with a July 1 start date being bandied about. → Read More

2020 kangaroo cull decision not yet made, expected within days

The cull has taken place annually from early May for more than a decade, but is being reassessed in 2020 in the wake of the fires. → Read More

Target at Cooleman Court to close, others to convert and some spared in restructure

More than 150 Target stores would close or be converted to Kmart, the company said. → Read More

Australian mints experience huge surge in gold demand due to economic uncertainty from coronavirus

Perth Mint sold more than $340 million worth of gold bullion in April alone, a more than 500 per cent increase on the same period last year. → Read More

Can my workplace force me to get an influenza vaccination?

More influenza vaccines than ever are being distributed in Australia this year to help protect the community against the flu. While getting a flu shot doesn'... → Read More

Adopted a pet during coronavirus? Here are some tips to ensure it's comfortable when you return to work

Introducing a new puppy in the time of social distancing can be fraught, but this expert has tips to avoid it becoming a long-term problem. → Read More

How testing sewage could help map Canberra's COVID-19 spread

Experts in public health at the Australian National University will begin testing sewage in the coming week. → Read More

ANU and UC step up to help in coronavirus response

Academics from the Australian National University are working on an exit strategy for how and when Canberra might be able to come out of "containment mode" fo... → Read More

#MuseumAtHome: The places we love are moving online

Our favourite places to visit in Canberra have closed their doors to combat the spread of COVID-19, but more and more are moving their offerings online. → Read More

Nine new COVID-19 cases confirmed in ACT, bringing total to 71

There is still no evidence of community transmission in Canberra although one of the newly confirmed cases is under investigation. → Read More

In Canberra and Queanbeyan there are little acts of kindness coming through in these hard times

"We have the chance to build a better society out of this." → Read More

Miles Kemp's job as a cleaner has taken on greater importance in light of coronavirus

The work of this bus cleaner has never been more appreciated. → Read More

Nine confirmed cases of coronavirus in Canberra

Three more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Canberra, bringing the total to nine. → Read More

Wreck Bay PFAS contamination impacted Aboriginal cultural practices on South Coast

Research project determined to find new ways to teach cultural practices away from sacred but contaminated land and water on the South Coast. → Read More

Drone technology is being developed in Canberra to help fight bushfires in real time

An army of drones could protect Australia from bushfires and help in alpine search and rescue efforts in a collaboration between the University of Canberra and a technical engineering firm. → Read More

NSW RFS firefighters hurt on Orroral fireground when trees fell on tanker

Three firefighters were injured when a tree fell on their vehicle late Wednesday night. → Read More

Obstetrician Professor John Newnham named Senior Australian of the Year

In accepting the honour, Professor Newnham called for more support for a new program to reduce the rate of pre-term births across Australia. → Read More

2020 Australian of the Year goes to pioneering eye surgeon Dr James Muecke

"You are all Australians of the Year," the Prime Minister tells fire volunteers. → Read More