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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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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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Hanson fixed on assembly number

Jeremy Hanson  MLA, at the Legislative Assembly ACTEW investigation.
The Canberra Times
03 April 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Lisa Cox The size of the ACT Legislative Assembly should increase to 25 MLAs across five electorates in 2016, an independent review has recommended.

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Hospitals failing to meet time targets

Waiting room.

Fleta Page, Lisa Cox, Larissa Nicholson Canberra Hospital didn't just fail to meet its emergency department waiting times target last quarter - it went backwards.

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Canberra's streets to sport Brumbies' colours

ACT Labor have put their support behind the ACT Brumbies for the super-rugby title.
Filed: Wednesday, 31 July 2013 3:32:25 PM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Lisa Cox Canberra streets will trade in their wintry grey for blue, white and gold on Saturday.

Decision to switch was easy after $1000 power bill

Peter and Kathi Schlesinger with solar panels are hoping to see a reduction in their power bills

Lisa Cox This time last year, Peter and Kathi Schlesinger received a winter energy bill of more than $1000.

Cheering fans give Brumbies stars final send-off

Brumbies player Henry Speight is farewelled by fans at the Canberra airport.

Larissa Nicholson and Lisa Cox The devoted Brumbies fans who gathered at Canberra Airport on Wednesday night cheered when star player George Smith arrived at the check-in desks.

Insults traded over cuts to public service

Lisa Cox Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury has labelled Jeremy Hanson a "lower case leader" in a Legislative Assembly showdown over public service job cuts.

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.