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Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

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

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.

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

Tuggeranong valley

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

MPs worried about loss of local content with proposed media ownership changes

Local media.

Ross Peake MPs are concerned that changes to media ownership may result in less local content, particularly television news.

ACT whips up debate with wind farm plans

Ross Peake Canberra's neighbouring MPs say they are being treated as ''the ACT's junkyard'' as the national capital aggressively boosts funding for wind farms in the region.

Wind farms: Canberra wants 90% of power home-grown

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Ross Peake The ACT can boast it is leading the nation in the drive to use solar and wind power to heat and cool our homes

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.

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.

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

ANZAC Day

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.

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.

Dam years away from capacity

Cotter Dam.

Ross Peake and Peter Jean The new Cotter Dam is expected to take another two to three years to fill to its 78 gigalitre capacity.

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.

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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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.

Labor launches campaign with promise of $10m for uni sport hub

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Ross Peake The Labor Party has formally launched its election campaign for the ACT with balloons, biscuits and a multi-million dollar gift.

Libs take poll position in seat that decides the government

Mike Kelly, the Federal Member for Eden-Monaro.

Ross Peake The Liberal Party has secured first place on the ballot paper for the key seat of Eden-Monaro, centred on Queanbeyan.

Kelly's promise of road funding labelled a stunt by local mayor

The member for Eden-Monaro 
Mike Kelly.

Ross Peake Queanbeyan Mayor Tim Overall describes a roads funding announcement by the member for Eden-Monaro as a political stunt and a useless distraction.

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