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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.

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.

Asbestos query sparks emergency action in govt office

Staff at an ACT government directorate had an asbestos scare.

Lisa Cox Staff at an ACT government directorate had an asbestos scare after a member of the public brought a bag of the substance to a Dickson office.

Civic needs more police, chiefs warned

A woman was held at knifepoint for her Audi R8 convertible.

Lisa Cox ACT police chiefs have been warned that officers are being repeatedly exposed to serious violence because of dangerously low staff numbers patrolling Civic after dark.

Fury from clubs after merging of task force

Fury from clubs after merging of task force

Lisa Cox and Peter Jean The head of Clubs ACT says the territory's pubs and clubs were kept in the dark about changes to an alcohol crime force that patrolled the city's licensed venues.

Hanson to call for reinstating alcohol crime squad

ACT Liberal Leader Jeremy Hanson.

Lisa Cox ACT Police Minister Simon Corbell has described changes to the policing of alcohol crime in the territory as ''sensible'' and says licensed venues will continue to pay higher fees to help fund the...

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Standing ovation for same-sex marriage

Julia and Barry Rollings with a photo of their daughter who travelled to the US to get married earlier in the year.

Lisa Cox "We're here for the rights that one of our kids doesn't have compared to the others," Barry and Julia Rollings said on Thursday.

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When only marriage will do, any old how will fit the bill

Brendan and Chris Condon.

Lisa Cox Brendon Condon remembers attending his first marriage equality rally when he was 15. Now 22, the Monash resident has waited a long time to see that right become law.

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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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

Feral deer cull one step closer for ACT

06 April 2011, NEWS, Canberra Times photo by Andrew Sheargold. DEER HUNTING. Canberra Deer hunter David carter pictured during an early morning hunt this week on a private property east of Canberra. SPECIAL 000

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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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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Labor pledge $7.5m CIT centre for Tuggeranong

Bourke annointed as fifth ACT minister

Lisa Cox ACT Labor will build a multi-million dollar learning centre for the Canberra Institute of Technology in Tuggeranong if it is re-elected in October.

Best ingredients the recipe for success

Canberra businessman Karl Marjan in front of Ali Baba at Woden Plaza.  Karl was one of the original founders of Ali Baba in 1979.

Lisa Cox For Karl Marjan, food has always been closely connected to family.