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Lisa Cox

Lisa Cox is a national political reporter covering breaking news and the environment. Most recently Lisa covered the ACT Legislative Assembly for The Canberra Times.

Liberal Party revokes award for former ACT senator Gary Humphries

Lisa Cox and Tom McIlroy Dumped ACT senator Gary Humphries has been stripped of a Liberal Party award for distinguished service after criticising his former colleagues and Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson.

Joy Burch slams Christopher Pyne's curriculum review

Lisa Cox, Fleta Page and Judith Ireland The ACT government has attacked a federal government review of the national school curriculum as an attempt to wield political influence in Australian classrooms.

ACT Land Development Agency takes on greenfield sites alone

Lisa Cox and Meredith Clisby The Land Development Agency has chosen to go it alone in developing greenfield sites for housing.

Mark Sullivan to leave Actew

Mark Sullivan.

Peter Jean and Lisa Cox ACTEW managing director Mark Sullivan has resigned as the ACT government considers the future of the publicly-owned water utility.

Katy Gallagher heckled by Canberra mums

ACT chief minister Katy Gallagher

Peter Jean and Lisa Cox ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher appeared surprised by protest calling for tougher punishments for child sex offenders.

Magistrate criticises jailing of mentally ill man

ACT Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker in her office.

Lisa Cox and Michael Inman Court hears 27-year-old man with a mental illness spent nearly six months in Canberra's jail for minor offences.

We rate them: four Labor backbenchers vying to be the ACT's sixth minister

The four Labor backbenchers vying to be the sixth minster: Mick Gentleman, Mary Porter, Chris Bourke and Yvette Berry.

Peter Jean, Lisa Cox We rate the four backbench Labor MLAs who could soon be vying to the ACT government's sixth minister.

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Abbott backs Humphries ahead of key meeting

Zed Seselja and Gary Humphries.

Lisa Cox Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has backed Senator Gary Humphries for the Canberra Liberals' number one Senate nomination if a fresh ballot is called after Wednesday night's showdown.

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Critics quick to hit slow-down moves

Pedestrian Dipti Patel from Watson is in favour of the new 40km/h speed limits.

Lisa Cox The 40km/h zones in Civic, Belconnen and Tuggeranong will not be an effective road safety measure, the Canberra Liberals say.

Travel around the city to get slower but safer

40 kilometre speed sign.

Lisa Cox The ACT government is beginning work to slow drivers in the busiest parts of Civic, Belconnen and Tuggeranong.

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Speed limits too high, says union


Lisa Cox Canberra's building union wants the speed on more territory roads reduced to 40km/h.

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2013-14 ACT Budget

Funding for extra beds designed to cut emergency waiting times

ACT Budget 2013 ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher
The Canberra Times
04 June 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Lisa Cox The ACT Government will spend $45 million to open 30 new beds in the territory's public hospitals by next year.

Seselja set for big campaign and even bigger clan

Zed Seselja and wife Ros is 27 weeks pregnant with their fifth child. Zed and Ros pictured at home with their four children L-R Olivia, 5, Michael, 13, Tommy,11, and William, 7.

Lisa Cox, Peter Jean and Tom McIlroy Leaving the ACT Legislative Assembly to campaign for the Senate isn't the only challenge Zed Seselja is taking on.

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The culling fields: battle lines drawn on annual roo kill


Tom McIlroy, Peter Jean and Lisa Cox When the territory government moved to cull 400 kangaroos living in grasslands around the Belconnen Naval Transmission Station in March 2008, opposition from animal rights campaigners made...

'Ad hoc' road works frustrate commuters: Coe

NEWS - The Parkes Way roadworks have been delayed by 6 months, Acton  ,Canberra.                                                         22nd March  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Lisa Cox Drivers are sick of simultaneous works across territory roads says the ACT Opposition.

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Cage egg farm destocked after lucrative deal

Police visit the Pace Farm egg.

Lisa Cox A cage egg farm that was raided by activists last year was destocked after a $7.5 million deal with the ACT government.

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Man arrested over Parliament, Assembly powder scares

Authorities investigating the suspicious white powder.

Peter Jean, Lisa Cox and Stephanie Anderson Police have arrested a 51-year-old man after packages containing suspicious white powder were delivered to Parliament House and the ACT Legislative Assembly.

Officials warned of prisoner at risk


Christopher Knaus, Michael Inman, Lisa Cox, Stephanie Anderson Prison authorities were warned an inmate was at risk of self-harm just a month before he committed suicide.

Push for wills in memory of workplace accident victim Ben Catanzariti

Ben Catanzariti.

Lisa Cox A memorial for a construction worker killed on a worksite last year will double as a campaign launch to encourage young people to take out wills.

Mother's plea on wills at memorial for son

Memorial of  Ben Catanzaiti at Dock side in kingston where Ben lost his life in a work place accident.
The Canberra Times
21 July 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Lisa Cox A year ago, Ben Catanzariti, 21, went to work on a Kingston construction site but he never returned home.