About Ian Bushnell

Ian Bushnell is a career journalist and a former News Editor and Chief of Reporting staff at The Canberra Times, where he was at the centre of some of the capital’s biggest stories.

A Canberra resident since 1995, he and his partner have raised three children here and takes a keen interest in politics, urban development, health, education and sustainability issues.

He has found Canberra to be the most liveable city in Australia, and that it’s a reputation worth fighting for.

He enjoys the ACT’s bush environment and its rich cultural offerings including music, theatre and sport, although as a Collingwood supporter the Giants will always be that other Sydney team.

A lover of fine reds, he believes Canberra is blessed to have so many great wineries on our doorstep.

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Snowy Hydro releases EIS for proposed Snowy 2.0 exploratory works
An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for exploratory works for Snowy Hydro’s proposed Snowy 2.0: pumped hydro-electric storage and generation project has been released for a 28-day public exhibition period. The new hydro project within Kosciuszko National Park is seen as part of the solution to delivering reliable energy to the national electricity market as coal-fired generation winds down and the take-up...
Awards recognise service of Crookwell health staff and volunteers
Health staff and volunteers in Crookwell have been recognised for decades of service, including some who have given more than 40 years to the community. At a ceremony on Tuesday (24 July), Member for Goulburn Pru Goward presented 22 Crookwell Health Service staff and volunteers with awards - and a Bryant’s Bakery cake to celebrate. Dr Ramaswamy Thangavelu and Enrolled Nurse...
Blood moon in the skies of South East NSW this weekend
Canberra and southern NSW will be treated to a total lunar eclipse this weekend when people will see a blood moon, as the Earth passes between the sun and moon. ANU astronomer Dr Brad Tucker said people would see the moon appear to darken and gradually turn red as it moved into Earth’s shadow in the early hours of Saturday, 28 July...
Architectural jewel rides high with unparalleled coastal views, 100 acres and equestrian facilities
Appearing to float on a pond like the Guggenheim Museum in New York that inspired it, this amazing South Coast home sits atop a mountainside just south of Berry and commands incomparable views. Sydney designer and horsewoman Gae Frecklington bought the vacant 40.47 hectares (100 acres) block in 1998 but it was to be another four years before she set...
Don’t change a thing with this working farm and holiday retreat in Kangaroo Valley
This is literally a 'rock star', back to the country property in one of the most desirable locations on the East Coast of Australia that the agents are calling a once in a lifetime opportunity. Owned by INXS guitarist Tim Farriss, Willabrook is a combined working cattle property and holiday retreat located along the deep waters of the Upper Kangaroo River...
Canberra Airport builds export hub for regional producers
A South Australian freight handler is partnering with Canberra Airport to help produce from the ACT and Southern NSW to the tables of Asia and the Middle East and is keen to continue the airport's development as an export hub. Pak Fresh Handling has a strong track record in its home state, working with Adelaide Airport to handle the export...
Lake Wapengo’s wild organic oysters rock
If you've ordered oysters at Ben Willis's Aubergine or Temporada restaurants in Canberra recently, then chances are they've been sourced from Wapengo Rocks Wild Organic Oysters on the South Coast. The first certified organic Rock Oyster farm in Australia, Wapengo Rocks is the brainchild of a former NSW ambulance officer who swapped the high-intensity life of an intensive care paramedic to be...
Wild horses that cross into ACT from Kosciuszko will be killed
Wild horses that cross into the ACT from Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales, where culling has been halted, will be killed, according to ACT Parks and Conservation. Director of ACT Parks and Conservation Services, Daniel Iglesias said the ACT's threatened plants, animals and water catchment needed to be protected. “Heavy hoofed animals damage waterways, cause erosion and trample habitat....
Budget: Millions to accelerate work on Monaro and Barton Highways
Two of the ACT region's main arterial roads will be upgraded further with the allocation of $200 million in funding in the Federal Budget. Liberal Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said $100 million each would go towards works on the Monaro and Barton Highways. He said the Monaro Highway Upgrade Package was important infrastructure funding to ensure Canberrans, and many residents...