Danielle Cronin

Editor | Journalist

I'm editor of Fairfax Media's metropolitan news site Brisbane Times. I have previously worked for a a daily metropolitan newspaper, which included seven years in the federal press gallery.

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Failing Faith: An abused child could have been saved

On the day Faith died, the eight-year-old girl asked her mother for something to ease the pain. The mother had repeatedly beaten Faith with a vacuum cleaner's metal pole in the...

The Canberra Times

Authority has $6m hole in budget

EXCLUSIVE: The National Capital Authority would not be ''financially sustainable'' unless the body received up to $6.2million in extra funding, cut costs or scaled back its role.

The Canberra Times

Secret funds to bail out Norfolk Island

EXCLUSIVE: The Federal Government has secretly earmarked millions of dollars to maintain vital services to Norfolk Island in case the administration suffers financial collapse.

The Canberra Times

Report reveals spy agencies' secret pain over cuts

Some spy agencies are feeling the pinch as a result of the efficiency dividend, with one warning any additional reduction in their budget will ''significantly impact operational...

The Canberra Times

Report reveals spy agencies' secret pain over cuts (Part II)

Some spy agencies are feeling the pinch as a result of the efficiency dividend, with one warning any additional reduction in their budget will ''significantly impact operational...

The Canberra Times

Post-traumatic stress among soldiers doubles: Defence

More than 100 Australian soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder were referred to an internal medical board last year a figure that has nearly doubled in the past...

The Canberra Times

No Room in the 'House' To Welcome Disabled

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes has been stranded in Parliament House because barriers designed to thwart terrorist attacks are also presenting obstacles for...

The Canberra Times

PM faces discord on gambling reforms

EXCLUSIVE: Prime Minister Julia Gillard is facing internal discontent over gambling reforms promised as part of a deal that helped Labor retain power.

The Canberra Times

A getaway for you and the knife: feds eye medical tourism

The Federal Government is looking to cash in on the lucrative medical tourism market worth more than $20billion a year and projected to grow by 35 per cent per annum.

The Canberra Times

Grand design for capital

EXCLUSIVE: Canberra will boast a ''little Champs Elysees'' if Australian Greens leader Senator Bob Brown succeeds in securing federal funding for a walkway between Civic and...

The Canberra Times

War Memorial set to axe jobs

EXCLUSIVE: Former defence chief Peter Cosgrove has condemned continuing funding cuts to the Australian War Memorial, warning about 30 jobs will be axed and more programs will be...

The Canberra Times

Factions blamed as Kelly dumped from Defence role

Labor Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly has been ''absolutely and utterly rogered'' in the front-bench reshuffle and defence policy would suffer as a result, his political...

The Canberra Times

Bartlett joins Greens, eyes Lower House

EXCLUSIVE: Former Australian Democrats leader Andrew Bartlett has officially severed ties with the party, joining the Greens as he prepares to vie for a lower house seat at the...

The Canberra Times

Hit-and-run survivor calls in for payback

EXCLUSIVE: Phil Gaetjens has been described as a ''brilliant brain'' who has an ''incredible mastery of details''. But the former top aide to ex-treasurer Peter Costello draws a...

Coup in Canberra

The Canberra Times

Rudd's judgment day

Julia Gillard is poised to become Australia's first female prime minister today after Kevin Rudd called a leadership ballot to deal with a coup by factional powerbrokers

The Canberra Times

Rudd's judgment day II

Julia Gillard is poised to become Australia's first female prime minister today after Kevin Rudd called a leadership ballot to deal with a coup by factional powerbrokers.Mr Rudd...

The Canberra Times

Revolutionary PM asserts authority on path to election test

Australia's first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard has already brokered a ceasefire with mining companies and signalled shifts on policies as she prepares to call an election...

The Canberra Times

Dislodged Rudds leave election fever behind

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd packed off the dog, cat and chooks, handed over keys to the Lodge and left Canberra yesterday amid escalating speculation the election will be...

The Canberra Times

No more unguarded moments

Amid the drizzle before sunrise in the national capital, Julia Gillard received a greeting that she is probably still adjusting to ''good morning Prime Minister''.