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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.

Numbers up: Cyclists embrace new loop for trips to Civic

A cyclist on Northbourne Ave, Braddon.

Lisa Cox More Canberrans are using new cycling infrastructure in Civic, according to government figures.

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Feral deer cull one step closer for ACT

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Lisa Cox The ACT government is a step closer to launching a cull of feral deer in territory reserves.

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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.

All change: ACTION overhauled delayed as planners start again

Shane Rattenbury unveiling a new bus stop worth $3.325 million.

Lisa Cox The ACT government is overhauling its new plan for buses after passengers complained the proposal cut too many stops.

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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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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.

Cards stacked against coins at new parking meters in ACT


Lisa Cox The days of lugging bags of coins or ducking off to a coffee shop for change will be a thing of the past from next month, when parking machines that accept notes and cards will be introduced across...

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Canberrans urged to drop the 'glass jaw'

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher responds to news of the ACT Liberal parties serious breaches of legal obligations with regard to staff attendance records.

Lisa Cox Canberrans are more passionate about their city than ever, but are sensitive to perceptions that their home is ''boring''.

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Same-sex couples grab their chance to tie the knot

Narell Majic and her partner Ash Watson.

Lisa Cox Ash Watson and Narell Majic want to be married, even if it's for just one day

PS unions say Gallagher broke pledge

CPSU ACT secretary Vince McDevitt.

Lisa Cox Unions have accused the ACT Labor government of breaking an election promise to the territory's 20,000 public servants.

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New push for light rail funds

Lisa Cox ACT government to launch new bid with Infrastructure Australia for federal funding for a light rail network.

Damaged public housing flats to be repaired

ACT Fire and rescue and police attend a fire at the Bega Court Flats on Cooyong Street, Braddon.

Lisa Cox The ACT government will repair public housing units that were destroyed by an explosion in Braddon last month.

Canberra's streets to sport Brumbies' colours

ACT Labor have put their support behind the ACT Brumbies for the super-rugby title.
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Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


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

Canberra light rail plan: 'Not enough traffic' says Infrastructure Australia report

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

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Lisa Cox An Infrastructure Australia assessment of the ACT government’s transport plans has cast doubt on whether the territory has enough traffic congestion to warrant federal funding for light rail or rapid...

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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.

Accusations of political point scoring over light rail

Jeremy Hanson.

Lisa Cox The ACT government and opposition have clashed over light rail, with each side accusing the other of trying to score political points instead of choosing the best transport plan for the territory.

ABC flats divide Assembly committee

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Lisa Cox An ACT Legislative Assembly committee has been divided over controversial plans for the redevelopment of Cooyong Street.

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...

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.