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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.

Canberra flood maps chart likely locations of devastation

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.

Calvary John James Hospital adds services in costly upgrade

Lisa Cox Calvary John James Hospital will undergo a redevelopment that will add 100 beds and new services.

Old Bus Depot facelift begins

The Bus Depot Markets building.

Lisa Cox Canberra's Old Bus Depot Markets have moved as the ACT government prepares for its $2 million facelift.

Assembly church service faces boycott

Andrew Barr.

Lisa Cox ACT Labor and Greens MLAs are set to boycott for the second year running a multi-faith church service.

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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.

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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Green light for $85m package to rescue ACT waterways

Lisa Cox It was announced with fanfare by the federal Coalition and ACT Labor governments, but Wednesday's signing of an $85 million rescue package for Canberra's waterways was a quiet victory for the ACT...

Breakaway group plans to take Liberals back to 'broad church'

Gary Humphries.

Peter Jean and Lisa Cox A new "ginger group" of Liberal members and supporters is determined to shake up the ACT division of the party.

ACT Liberals correct financial returns

21 October 2012.  News.  Journalist Peter Jean Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.   Elections ACT Staff members continue counting ballots at the ACT Electoral Office in Belconnen. GENERIC

Lisa Cox The ACT Liberals have resubmitted financial returns after claims they failed to declare hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt.

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Claims Libs' full debt not reported

Liberal party balloons

Lisa Cox The Canberra Liberals have been plunged deeper into crisis amid allegations party bosses did not report hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt to electoral authorities and rank-and-file members.

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Lake revamp goes west

West Basin artist's impression.

Lisa Cox The shores of Lake Burley Griffin will undergo a major plan to transform the lake's western basin.

Libs liken city revamp to failed office tower plans

The future developments were outlined as part of two government projects, “The City Plan” and “City to the Lake”, unveiled by the ACT Government on Tuesday.

Noel Towell, Stephanie Anderson, Lisa Cox The Canberra Liberals say they doubt if the ACT Government’s grand designs for the rebirth of Lake Burley Griffin’s west basin will ever come to fruition.

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Gallagher's big picture all about beating the rush

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announces The City Plan.

Lisa Cox The ACT government has set out its vision for Canberra's next century, declaring the territory must plan for a population of 500,000 now to avoid ''crisis-driven'' development in years to come.

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City-Lake blueprints go on show


Lisa Cox The ACT government is embarking on the consultation phase for its City-to-the-Lake plan, opening up an exhibition space in Civic where Canberrans can view the blueprints.

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Green bid to rein in development call-in powers

Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury.

Lisa Cox Greens MLA will propose changes to the call-in powers used to approve the Brumbies development in Griffith.

Twice in one week: Corbell uses call in powers for development

1 Thynne Street site in Bruce

Lisa Cox ACT Sustainable Development Minister Simon Corbell has used controversial call in powers to approve a four-storey office development in Bruce.

Speed limits too high, says union


Lisa Cox Canberra's building union wants the speed on more territory roads reduced to 40km/h.

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'Ad hoc' road works frustrate commuters: Coe

NEWS - The Parkes Way roadworks have been delayed by 6 months, Acton  ,Canberra.                                                         22nd March  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Lisa Cox Drivers are sick of simultaneous works across territory roads says the ACT Opposition.

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Canberra's streets to sport Brumbies' colours

ACT Labor have put their support behind the ACT Brumbies for the super-rugby title.
Filed: Wednesday, 31 July 2013 3:32:25 PM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


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

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.