About Lottie Twyford

Lottie Twyford is an early career journalist, most often seen with a long black in hand.

She recently graduated from the ANU with a degree in International Relations and Arts where she developed a passion for all things French - particularly wine.

Having grown up in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, she is soon to call herself an Aussie, although won’t be seen anywhere near a kangaroo.

She loves telling stories, and when not writing, you’ll find her out for a run, or enjoying Canberra’s nightlife with friends.

Want to get in touch? You can reach her at [email protected]

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Inquiry into contentious ChooseCBR scheme inconclusive
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An inquiry into the efficiency and effectiveness of the ChooseCBR voucher scheme has revealed that while there were some faults in its management, it was overall an effective way to have stimulated the ACT's post-lockdown economy. While the review noted that had more assessment of the web-based application been undertaken, technical issues may have been unearthed, it later conceded this...
When worlds collide: meet Canberra’s lawyer and international DJ, Maarten Vlot
Local Leaders
If there are two careers that seem more polar opposite than being a lawyer and a DJ, you'd be hard-pressed to name them. However, in Snedden Hall & Gallop business lawyer Maarten Vlot, these two interests combine to create a formidable litigator and a renowned DJ. Four days a week, you'll find Maarten in his office at the Canberra law...
Canberra clean-tech company takes out global startup competition at COP26
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From a field of 2700 climate change solutions, it was a pitch from Canberra-based cleantech firm Mineral Carbonation International (MCi) that took out the top gong at the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. MCi chief operating officer Sophia Hamblin Wang travelled to Glasgow to compete in The Clean Energy Start-up Pitch Battle, where she delivered the winning...
Kylie Faulks to empower women with specialist female health practice in Canberra
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Local physiotherapist Kylie Faulks is passionate about taking care of women and their health needs at all stages of their life. So passionate she has opened one of Canberra's first specialist women's health practices in Kingston. Kylie Faulks Women's Health Physiotherapy opened last month, and it's been a long time coming for Kylie. Her dream of owning a business is...
Take a walk down Rosella Street to see what all the chirping is about
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A walk along 'Rosella Street' is a little different than most. It's not actually a street, but rather an online community allowing users to buy, rent and sell in a sustainable way and ultimately reduce waste and the impact of consumerism on the planet. Despite this lofty ambition, the ethos that guides Rosella Street and the team of two behind...
Diamonds are a computer’s best friend when it comes to world-first project
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While it may not be what immediately springs to mind when you think of diamonds, a project at the ANU is harnessing the power of synthetic diamonds to create the world's first quantum computer which can operate at room temperature. Quantum Brilliance, which is attracting international attention, is the brainchild of Canberra-born and bred Dr Andrew Horsley and his business...
Working from home without the proper set-up? Here’s what you can do about it
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As more and more of us find ourselves working, or at least attempting to work, from home, it's important we look after our bodies as we navigate the 'unfamiliar' territory that is our bedrooms, lounge rooms and kitchens. When the COVID-19 lockdown was announced, many employees moved rapidly to a work-from-home arrangement but didn't have time to properly prepare a...
This 15-year-old CEO takes the term ‘girl boss’ literally
Local Leaders
Many 15-year-old girls like lip gloss, but very few of them own their own cosmetics company they hope will one day become an empire. Year 10 Canberra Girls Grammar School student Sofia Green is the brains behind Apollo Cosmetics. The name for her business, which she wanted to be meaningful, came from her "science obsession" and her love for the...
Increased financial support flagged for business as lockdown to drag on
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Chief Minister Andrew Barr has flagged an expansion to the previously announced business support measures, given the extension of the lockdown to 2 September. Many businesses across various sectors, including construction and non-essential retail, now face the prospect of being unable to operate at all or with extremely diminished turnover until at least early September. Businesses with employees are now...
Little changes to keep The Food Co-op viable well into the future
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When it was announced the National Health Co-op went into voluntary administration earlier this year, the team at the member-owned and operated The Food Co-op Shop and Cafe in the Canberra CBD didn't feel any jitters. The Food Co-op is all about sustainable, organic food for a good price, and runs largely off volunteer support. In return for their time...
How signing on to a job site means signing up to safety
Local Leaders
Long before there was a need for people to check in to cafes, restaurants, shops, taxis and buses, and before there was a global pandemic which meant contract tracing was a daily reality, mates Mitchell Harmer and Alexandria Garlan saw a safety issue in the construction industry that could, in part, be solved by checking in. The pair had been...
Another round of innovative startups given a funding boost
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Innovative businesses doing everything from airport artificial intelligence and quantum sensors, to telehealth for chronic pain and online fashion, have been awarded the combined funding of around $260,000 in a recent round of grants. A partnership between the ACT Government and Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) has seen nine diverse startups secure funding through the aptly named Innovation Connect (ICON) Grant....
Small business owners now eligible for government nominations for migration
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The ACT Government has recently introduced a new 'Small Business Owner' pathway through which Canberra business people can apply for a government nomination for either a 491 or 190 visa for people who can fill skill shortages. While an ACT nomination does not guarantee the individual's migration outcome, it does trigger a formal visa invitation letter from the Department of...
It’s been a whole family affair to get The Markets Wanniassa up and running
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Four-and-a-half years ago, Fiona Lester was busy on the market circuit where she sold handmade goods ranging from heat packs to baby and toddler clothes, depending on what she needed herself at the time. She began to tire of the routines of a regular stallholder – having to constantly set up and pack down tables and drag boxes around, as well...
Strong partnership helping Farrah’s Liquor Collective lead the way in employment of people with disabilities
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A new partnership between two Canberra businesses is leading to meaningful employment for people with disabilities. The initiative is part of disability employment services company LEAD's mission to connect people with a disability with employment. Initially, LEAD's resource team operations manager, Jeff Thompson, came up with the idea for workers to be employed as couriers for Farrah's Liquor Collective. After...
Can family law ever be friendly? The Kind Lawyers think so
Expert Advice
Separation and divorce can be ugly, devastating and expensive. But there's a movement of Canberra lawyers and professionals who are out to make the point that it doesn't have to be that way. The Kind Lawyers isn’t a law firm. It's a multidisciplinary movement of lawyers, mediators, therapists and academics who simply want to change the conversation about divorce in our...
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