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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.

Secure mental health unit at risk of failure, warns Public Advocate

Lisa Cox The ACT's Public Advocate fears the territory's long-awaited secure mental health unit will fail because too many different types of patients will be held in the one facility.

Steve and Alison Hall's son Noah was born against the odds

Parents Alison and Steve Hall and baby Noah.

Lisa Cox When he was 14 years old, becoming a father was the last thing on Steve Hall's mind.

Same-sex marriage bill overturned: reaction to the High Court judgment

Australian High court hands down ruling on same sex marriages. Ivan Hinton, spokesperson.

Lisa Cox, Michael Inman and Ross Peake Reaction to the High Court's decision on same-sex marriage laws.

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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.

Same-sex marriage laws overturned by High Court


Michael Inman, Lisa Cox, Ross Peake The High Court has overturned Australia’s first same-sex marriage law.

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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.

Former Summernats promoter Chic Henry joins ACT Liberal Party ahead of 2016 seat bid

Former Summernats owner, Chic Henry, has taken up a position with the ACT Liberal Party.

Lisa Cox Summernats legend Chic Henry has joined the ACT Liberal Party and has his sights set on a seat in the ACT Legislative Assembly in 2016.

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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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Canberra patients with ADHD forced to get treatment interstate

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Peter Jean and Lisa Cox Some Canberra sufferers of attention deficit hyperactive disorder say they are being forced to travel interstate to see psychiatrists due to the lack of local treatment options.

Magistrate criticises jailing of mentally ill man

ACT Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker in her office.

Lisa Cox and Michael Inman Court hears 27-year-old man with a mental illness spent nearly six months in Canberra's jail for minor offences.

Gay Marriage: On threshold of making history

(left) Joel Player and Alan Wright will be amongst the first Australian same sex couples to tie the knot.

Lisa Cox When the clock strikes 12.01am on December 7, Joel Player and Alan Wright will exchange vows and cement their place in history.

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Chance for same-sex marriages after High Court reserves decision

Same sex marriage.

Lisa Cox and Michael Inman The ACT will host the first same-sex marriages in Australia this weekend, after the High Court reserved its decision in the Commonwealth's challenge to the territory laws.

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Interest high in marriage debates

Lisa Cox The public gallery is expected to overflow when the ACT Legislative Assembly debates same-sex marriage legislation next week.

Door opens for Ikea as bulky goods site proposal kicks off

Ikea in Canberra.

Lisa Cox The ACT government has moved to open for development a site that could house Canberra's long-awaited Ikea store.

Death in custody under investigation in Canberra

06 September 2012 News, Journalist Louis Andrews The Canberra Times, Photo Jay Cronan. The Alexander Maconochie Centre Generic.

Stephanie Anderson and Lisa Cox A man has died while in custody at the Alexander Maconochie Centre on Tuesday, prompting an investigation by ACT Policing.

Mental health unit plagued by fresh assaults


Lisa Cox Two more nurses have been assaulted this week at Canberra's adult mental health unit.

Push for wills in memory of workplace accident victim Ben Catanzariti

Ben Catanzariti.

Lisa Cox A memorial for a construction worker killed on a worksite last year will double as a campaign launch to encourage young people to take out wills.

Nothing to hide over jail death: Katy Gallagher

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

Lisa Cox and Christopher Knaus Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has described a death in Canberra's jail as ''terribly tragic'' but says ''there is nothing to hide'' about the incident.

Unions to rally over pay dispute stalemate

Secretary of ACT Unions, Kim Sattler at media conference after union meeting held at Mitchell Headquarters.

Stephanie Anderson and Lisa Cox Angry ACT public service union representatives are preparing for protected action if their protest at Labor’s annual conference this weekend fails to break the pay dispute stalemate.

Nurses plan industrial action over wages


Lisa Cox Canberra nurses are planning industrial action after failing to strike a deal with the ACT government over wages.