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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.

Braddon Club to close next week after poker machines go to Gungahlin

Meredith Clisby and Lisa Cox The Canberra Raiders' Braddon Club will close next week following the transfer of all poker machines to its Gungahlin venue.

Gungahlin mosque objectors to petition ACT govt

In favour of the development is Gungahlin resident , Ayoub Bouguettaya,21 who attended the private mosque meeting at the Gungahlin Library. Ayoub is pictured at the proposed site at the Valley Avenue, Gungahlin .

Lisa Cox Canberra residents who attended a closed-door meeting about the construction of a mosque in Gungahlin will petition the ACT government to block the development.

Gungahlin leisure centre designs unveiled

Gungahlin leisure centre, which will include a 50m pool, a 25m pool, a separate children?s water play area, a gym and fitness rooms, a cafe, and childcare facilities. 
 

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Lisa Cox The ACT government has completed its plans for a leisure centre for Gungahlin residents and will begin construction of the long-awaited facilities in August.

Pamphlet opposing Gungahlin mosque to be probed

CCC pamphlet

Lisa Cox The ACT Government will refer a pamphlet opposing the construction of a mosque in Gungahlin to the Human Rights Commission for investigation amid concerns the flyer was racially motivated.

Community council supports Gungahlin mosque proposal

Lisa Cox The Gungahlin Community Council says it supports the construction of a mosque in the northern suburb and that concerns the development will cause traffic congestion will prove "unfounded".

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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Respite closure distresses carers, disabled

Cathy Read of Palmerston with her daughter Jessica, 26, who will no longer be able to use the facilities at Charnwood as the centre will be closing in October.

Lisa Cox Canberra families say the ACT government chose to close a north Canberra respite centre for disabled adults without speaking to families who use the service.

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Cash reward for gun information offered by police, ACT Government

Lisa Cox Authorities will pay up to $5000 to people who supply information that leads to the seizure of illegal guns or the successful prosecution of a gun-related crime.

Floriade's beautiful innovation finishes on high note

Last day of Floriade. Frankie age 1 and Fawn Terrace age 3 of Crace take one last look at their favourite pink flowers.

Lisa Cox Crowds were still streaming through the gates for Floriade's last day on Sunday.

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'.

Heavy pay for light rail leader

Artist?s impression of the proposed Canberra light rail.  Pictured is the Gungahlin interchange. Image supplied.

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Lisa Cox Head of ACT government's Capital Metro Agency set to be territory's second-highest paid public servant.

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Canberra flood maps chart likely locations of devastation

Flood map.

Lisa Cox and Peter Jean For the first time, Canberrans can easily view the sections of the ACT that would flood if the Molonglo River burst its banks.

2011 Mitchell fire: Government failed to properly test, report finds

A chemical fire burns in industrial suburb of Mitchell

Lisa Cox, Peter Jean A report has found the ACT government failed to properly test for toxic substances after the 2011 Mitchell chemical fire.

Katy Gallagher defends delay in Mitchell fire report

Factory fire at the Canberra suburb of Mitchell.

Lisa Cox Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has defended the 18-month delay in releasing a scathing report on the government's response to the Mitchell chemical fire.

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.

Biodiversity offsets in ACT spark ire

The ACT government is retrospectively claiming work in territory nature reserves as biodiversity offsets so that it can plough ahead with new urban developments, say two senior ANU academics.

Lisa Cox The ACT government is retrospectively claiming work in territory nature reserves as biodiversity offsets so that it can plough ahead with new urban developments, say two senior ANU academics.

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ACT prepares to activate full fire alert mode

Fire risk.

Lisa Cox ACT emergency services have declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT for 24 hours from midnight on Monday night, as the capital faces fire conditions not seen in years.

Taylor third high-profile Liberal exit

Opposition leader Zed Seselja.

Lisa Cox THE Canberra Liberals have lost another powerbroker with Victoria Taylor resigning as the party's general secretary.

Forever y-oars

Sunday. Members of the Burley Griffin Canoe Club, Justin Channels and his bride, Jay Crawford, were married at Molonglo Reach, in front of the club rooms.

Lisa Cox Canberra groom kayaks up Molonglo River to wedding ceremony.

True loves wed up a creek after a paddle

Burley Griffin Canoe Club, Justin Channels and his bride, Jay Crawford, were married at Molonglo Reach, in front of the club rooms. Justin arrives by kayak for the ceremony.

Lisa Cox ARRIVING by kayak might not be the most conventional of wedding entrances, but this is a far from conventional love story.