Ross Peake

Ross Peake

Canberra voices raised, emotions high in Garema place pro-refugee demonstration

Ross Peake Thousands turn up for pro-refugee rally in Civic as protests sweep nation.

Canberra's dreams need prioritising


Ross Peake Canberra has big dreams for the kind of city it wants to become but the projects being pushed will need deep pockets or considerable patience.

Homeless in Canberra: When living in comfort is out of reach


Ross Peake Not everyone in Canberra is on the big bucks, and for many doing it rough on the streets there’s little light in the tunnel, reports 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.

Release Civic skyline from blandness: city planner


Ross Peake Civic should be released from the blandness of uniform building heights to allow it to develop a more interesting skyline, according to a city planner.

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Building a more vibrant Canberra city centre

 Katy Gallagher.

Ross Peake The debate over bulldozing the Sydney and Melbourne buildings is sparking a broader debate about the future of Civic that has implications for all Canberrans.

Workplace race humour damned for its damage

Tim Soutphommasane.

Ross Peake That joke in the lunch room about a colleague's racial background is an insidious form of racism that will cause damage.

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Heavy interest in parking meter bids

Pay parking

Ross Peake The ACT government has begun examining bids from companies wanting to install pay parking machines in the parliamentary triangle.

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.

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.

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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Contract will put paid to free parking

A contract has been signed to put pay parking in central Canberra.

Ross Peake A multimillion-dollar contract has been signed to put paid parking in central Canberra in a move that will affect thousands of commuters.

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''.

PS job nerves hit ACT economy


Ross Peake and Meredith Clisby The ACT economy is showing clear signs of distress as the federal government cuts the public service, the latest economic data shows.

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Union claims victory in fight for job security


Ross Peake The federal government's biggest department is backing down from a plan to hire more than a 1,000 workers as casuals while shedding more than 2,400 of its permanent staff.

Gallagher reminds feds of territory ambitions

Peter Jean and Ross Peake A new hospital, light-rail system and convention centre are at the top of an ACT pork-barrelling wish list Katy Gallagher has sent to Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott.

Greens have faith in ACT Senate seat

Greens Candidate for the Senate Simon Sheikh.

Ross Peake Greens candidate Simon Sheikh has confidence for the difficult battle to win an ACT Senate seat in the election.

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Marriage equality push finds support from ACT government

ACT Labor held a gay marriage election campaign mobilisation rally in Civic Square on Tuesday.

Ross Peake Canberra is being promoted as Australia’s ‘‘city of love’’ as the territory’s Labor Party unites to support Kevin Rudd’s new push on same-sex marriage.

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