Ross Peake

Ross Peake

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

'Known Unto God' to remain at Tomb of Unknown Soldier at War Memorial

The wreath that President of the United States of America, Barack Obama,  layed in the tomb of the unknown soldier at the Australian War Memorial.

Ross Peake Criticism has forced the Australian War Memorial to keep the inscription ''Known unto God'' on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Hotel to be built at Canberra Airport

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Ross Peake A four-star hotel will be built at Canberra Airport, becoming a key factor in attracting international flights.

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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.
Filed: Wednesday, 25 September 2013 11:53:21 AM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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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.

ACT alone as gloom builds in housing sector

Construction in the ACT has slowed.

Ross Peake The ACT economy may be entering a gloomy period, with building approvals slowing in contrast to national trends.

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.

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.

Memorial to honour war correspondents

Ross Peake Australian companies are being asked to chip in money to build a memorial for journalists killed on the battlefield.

Rail body backs station at airport

Canberra Airport Managing Director, Stephen Byron, unveils the design for a High Speed Rail terminal at Canberra Airport.

Ross Peake Australia's peak rail body has strongly supported Canberra Airport's claim to host the high-speed rail station.

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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.

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.