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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.

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

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

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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Social media stoush over Libs 'straw man'

Lisa Cox The Canberra Liberals say an attack on Senate candidate Zed Seselja for skipping candidate forums is “disgusting and vile” politics following the birth of his fifth child.

Motion to move planned solar farm shot down

Andrew Wall.

Lisa Cox The ACT Liberals have lost a bid to shift a proposed solar farm at Uriarra Village to another part of the territory.

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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.

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.

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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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.

Unanimous go-ahead for mental health unit

ACT Liberal Leader Jeremy Hanson MLA.

Lisa Cox A 25-bed secure mental health unit at Symonston is set to receive unanimous support from the ACT Legislative Assembly.

Young men head migration to affluent territory

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Simon Corbell speaking.

Lisa Cox Canberra's population growth rate more than doubled in the five years to 2011, according to a federal government report. And the largest group of new residents was men under the age of 24.

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Warning on mental health unit challenges

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher

Lisa Cox Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has warned the ACT government will have difficulty staffing a secure mental health unit.