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Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

Morris Carpenter: Why I came to Canberra after travelling the world

Ross Peake The family of jailed cameraman Morris Carpenter are loving their new life in Canberra following Mr Carpenter's release.

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Albert Hall welcomes new citizens

Ross Peake A citizenship ceremony will be staged this week at Albert Hall – the same venue where the first citizenship ceremony in Australia took place in 1949.

Tenders called for contractor to build indigenous drug and alcohol retreat

Rod Little, chairman of the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body, said his group had been pushing strongly for the farm project.

Ross Peake The ACT government is finally taking steps to build an indigenous bush retreat for drug and alcohol rehabilitation near Tharwa.

Concerns to be raised at meeting over Dickson car park

Ross Peake The plan to cut down 27 trees for a “temporary” car park in Dickson is expected to draw strong objections during a community meeting on Wednesday evening.

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The future of Woden's town centre: will it be heaven or hell?

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Ross Peake Woden town centre is a land of contrasts, with sparkly glass-sided buildings and abandoned windswept squares.

National Capital Authority too powerful, says Liberal senator

Liberal Senator Zed Seselja believes the territory should be able to make its own decisions on new roads and suburbs without needing approval from the federal authority.

Ross Peake The National Capital Authority’s grip on all parts of Canberra should be loosened, according to Zed Seselja.

Push for 'more humane policy' on asylum seekers

Ross Peake The views of at least 1300 Canberra people who want urgent changes to asylum seeker policy will be put to federal MPs at Parliament House on Thursday

Gloomy outlook for construction in the ACT

ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr said the report omitted some major projects and that the ACT government's record $2.5 billion infrastructure investment in the 2014-15 ACT budget was driving construction in Canberra.

Ross Peake All current major construction projects in the ACT will be completed by next year “leaving a stark pipeline beyond the next two years”, according to a report published on Thursday.

Men's sheds: where retiring doesn't mean withdrawal

Forum. At the Tuggeranong Men's Shed. President, Ian Paterson, with an example of the wooden toys the members produce. July 16th. 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Ross Peake A social phenomenon that meets a need for older men is taking a firm hold in Canberra and across Australia.

Tuggeranong's westward push being reviewed by National Capital Authority

NCA chief planner Andrew Smith said if new suburbs were built west of the river it would rejuvenate the  Tuggeranong precinct.

Ross Peake The push to build bridges across the Murrumbidgee to expand Tuggeranong westwards is gaining momentum with the idea now being examined by the National Capital Authority.

Fallen soldiers to watch over 'powerful' Anzac Day dawn service

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Ross Peake Haunting images of the faces of the 40 Australians killed in Afghanistan will be projected on the wall of the Australian War Memorial just before this year's Anzac Day dawn service.

Proposed light rail from Gungahlin to Civic is being both lauded and criticised

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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.

Roadshow hopes to attract foreign investors for ACT projects

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has defended the delay in the government's response.

Ross Peake The ACT government is about to embark on an ''investment roadshow'' to drum up support for infrastructure projects.

Zed Seselja has radical plan to revitalise Tuggeranong

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Ross Peake Tuggeranong should be extended to the west side of the Murrumbidgee River to bring more people to the region, Liberal senator Zed Seselja said.

Tuggeranong: sick lake and struggling town

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Ross Peake Nappy Valley is turning grey - and that's bad news for the Tuggeranong Town Centre

Mike Kelly withdraws from Senate race

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Mike Kelly speaks to media after the announcement that Liberal Peter Hendy, has won the poll for Eden-Monaro.
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Ross Peake Queanbeyan-based Mike Kelly is pulling out of the contest to fill the Senate position vacated by former Foreign Minister Bob Carr.

Same-sex marriage laws overturned by High Court

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

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Some of Parliament's customs have been overtaken by time

Ross Peake Senators from the major parties do not bother being in the chamber to cast a vote if told the division is a ''mickey''.

Canberra's Model citizens set to embrace new homeland on Australia Day

Ross Peake Almost 17,900 people from 155 countries will become Australian citizens in about 400 ceremonies on Sunday.

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.