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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.

Christian school students denounce anti-gay marriage stance


Lisa Cox Trinity Christian School students have reacted angrily to a letter urging parents at the school to lobby against the ACT government’s marriage equality bill.

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Recyclopedia Britannica: MLA surfs web for $13,000 study tour report

Liberal MLA Steve Doszpot

Lisa Cox A Canberra Liberals MLA cut and pasted the majority of a report on a $13,000 taxpayer-funded study trip to Britain from Wikipedia.

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Grant paves way for independent life

Tully Kohlhagen at home in Charnwood gets ready for a ride.

Lisa Cox The ACT government has awarded $4.3 million to disabled Canberrans in the first phase of the national disability insurance scheme implementation.

Shorten strong footing, says Katy Gallagher

Katy Gallagher.

Lisa Cox Labor’s new leader Bill Shorten is entering opposition “on the strongest footing any Labor leader has had”, says Katy Gallagher.

‘Cure’ harms budding minds

Gay rights.

Lisa Cox She was a 15-year-old in her first relationship, wondering how she would tell her parents that she liked girls.

Just an ordinary couple hoping to witness history

L-R Jen Simpson and Jodie Vaile of Amaroo have been together for the past 15 years.

Lisa Cox For Canberra couple, same-sex marriage is 'simply a matter of human rights'.

"A blubbering mess": Couple celebrates historic bill

The ACT Passes the same sex marriage bill. Claire Worrall and Kelly Butcher from Canberra who plan to get married.
Filed: Tuesday, 22 October 2013 1:08:59 PM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Lisa Cox At a Canberra club, four years ago, Kelly Butcher was “just doing some karaoke” when she met the love of her life.

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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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.

Barr warns research centre with Canberra workers in doubt

Treasurer Andrew Barr.

Lisa Cox A national research centre of excellence with Canberra-based workers would be targeted by a Coalition government to help achieve savings announced by Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey.

Greens shaken, not too disturbed

Former ACT Green, Meredith Hunter.

Lisa Cox Former ACT Greens MLAs say the proliferation of minor parties hurt the party's vote in the federal election but say they are optimistic Simon Sheikh can still clinch the ACT's second Senate seat.

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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Parliamentary bus services get a boost after car park fee rise

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Lisa Cox The ACT government plans to increase bus services to the Parliamentary Triangle in response to a federal government push for paid parking in the area.

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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...