Ross Peake

Ross Peake

Proposed light rail from Gungahlin to Civic is being both lauded and criticised

Ross Peake If you live in Gungahlin, you will be able to ride on the light rail to Civic in a few years. It will be a fast, smooth ride.

Light rail link to boost Canberra, predicts urban planner

Artists impression of the proposed Canberra light rail.

Ross Peake An urban planning expert is encouraging the ACT government to proceed with its ambitious plan for a light rail to link the populous Gungahlin area to Civic.

Vibrant waterfront in our DNA

Ross Peake In his first extensive interview as chief executive of the National Capital Authority, Malcolm Snow reveals his passion to ''mix things up'' a bit, Ross Peake writes.

MPs worried about loss of local content with proposed media ownership changes

Local media.

Ross Peake MPs are concerned that changes to media ownership may result in less local content, particularly television news.

Canberra Ford Mustang fans eagerly await new model

Don Spackman of Crookwell with his

Ross Peake Canberra owners of classic Ford Mustangs are keenly awaiting the first shipment of the new model, due in Australia next year.

ACT alone as gloom builds in housing sector

Construction in the ACT has slowed.

Ross Peake The ACT economy may be entering a gloomy period, with building approvals slowing in contrast to national trends.

Eureka rebellion should be 'central legend' of patriotism, says MP Andrew Leigh

MP Andrew Leigh.

Ross Peake The revolt at the Eureka Stockade is Australia's greatest story and deserves far greater prominence, according to ACT Labor MP Andrew Leigh.

Role models at home by the US embassy's old oak tree

Celebrating the former First Lady as well as contemporary women in leadership,  her excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC CVO, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, will plant a native gum tree on the Embassy grounds, as when Mrs. Roosevelt planted an oak 70 years ago.

Ross Peake Quentin Bryce was praised as a role model for women and girls and a strong defender of human rights.

ACT may soon get a third seat in federal Parliament

Ed Killesteyn

Ross Peake Canberra may soon have a third seat in federal Parliament due to its booming population.

Top take-up rate for the national broadband network is in the ACT

The fibre wire that is being used for the NBN.

Ross Peake The ACT continues to lead the nation in the take-up rate for the national broadband network fibre.

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Gloss wears off National Capital Exhibition

the Regatta Point building, which now houses the National Capital Exhibition.

Ross Peake The National Capital Exhibition overlooking Lake Burley Griffin is losing its attraction for visitors to Canberra, particularly for those from overseas.

PM holding line - no indication of conscience vote

Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Ross Peake Despite furious demands for national leadership on gay marriage, Prime Minister Tony Abbott remained mute on Thursday amid the tumultuous reaction to the High Court's unanimous decision to strike out...

National Arboretum Canberra visitor numbers tipped to soar

Ross Peake Almost half a million people have visited the National Arboretum Canberra since its opening in February.

Casino life interesting? A safe bet

Ross Peake Bernie Morris once saw a gobsmacking $1 million bet placed on the table where she was a baccarat dealer.

Cabinet had to resolve future of Jervis Bay

Naval ships from several countries gather in Jervis Bay.

Ross Peake The Hawke government had to deal with the future of Jervis Bay as it wrestled with imposing self-government on the ACT.

Cabinet papers 1986-87: Police had concerns over casino for ACT


Ross Peake Police had serious concerns that a casino in Canberra would attract interstate criminals, professional gamblers and ''cheats''.

The A.C.T.

Division of Labor: territory's representatives split over leadership decision

Ross Peake The sudden ballot for the Labor Party leadership split the party's MPs in the ACT.

Seselja confident of seeing off the Greens

Zed Seselja.

Ross Peake Liberal Zed Seselja is now speaking more confidently of victory in the ACT Senate race, after being welcomed into Friday's meeting of Coalition MPs.

New senator Zed Seselja may be on the move

Zed Seselja.

Ross Peake Newly elected Liberal senator Zed Seselja is determined to break tradition by moving his electorate office out of Civic.

Pay parking for Parliament House

Parliament House.

Ross Peake Visitors to Parliament House – and possibly staff – will have to pay for parking from July.

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