About Karyn Starmer

Karyn Starmer is a second career journalist working freelance in print, radio and online media after completing a Masters in Journalism. Karyn began her working life as a financial markets trader for an international bank but wandered away from Sydney. Now immersed in her local South Coast community, Canberra is a virtual second home and she spends a lot of time on the Kings Highway.

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Data shows ACT economy on the rebound
The ACT economy has again demonstrated solid economic growth with good results across most indicators for the first quarter of 2021. While all states and territories are showing positive results, the recovery is looking especially strong for the capital. Bendigo Bank Head of Economic and Market Research David Robertson says the outlook for the Territory is particularly optimistic but says the...
Audrey’s parents didn’t realise she was having an epilepsy seizure
The Burke family can see light at the end of the tunnel after a terrifying five months of uncertainty following their eight-year-old daughter Audrey’s epilepsy diagnosis. With the Walk for Epilepsy event fast approaching, the family is sharing its story in the hope of increasing awareness of the condition and to help support Epilepsy ACT. Audrey's mother, Rebecca, a sufferer...
ACT’s COVID-19 restrictions to stay in place for Christmas
The ACT will keep its restrictions on travellers in place for Christmas and most likely until New Year's Day as local authorities remain wary of community transmission associated with the Sydney COVID-19 outbreak. Earlier today, NSW Premier Gladys Berejikilian announced 'modest changes' to coronavirus restrictions for the Christmas period after the state recorded eight new cases on Wednesday. The Avalon cluster now...
Getting gas ready for winter for safety and efficiency
The winter solstice has passed, marking the official start to winter, and as the temperature drops and 70,000 Canberra households fire up their gas heaters, Evoenergy is reminding Canberrans that now is the time to have their gas appliances checked. Gas heaters unused for six months of the year can build up dust, debris and even insects’ nests so it’s...