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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.

Labor pledge $7.5m CIT centre for Tuggeranong

Bourke annointed as fifth ACT minister

Lisa Cox ACT Labor will build a multi-million dollar learning centre for the Canberra Institute of Technology in Tuggeranong if it is re-elected in October.

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.

ACT residents with Christmas displays may have to switch on insurance as well as their lights

Lisa Cox Canberrans who create large Christmas-light displays will have to demonstrate they have public-liability insurance under new rules to be imposed by the ACT government.

Ban on soft drinks in schools

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Lisa Cox The ACT government will ban the sale of fruit juice and soft drink in vending machines at Canberra public schools by the end of this school term.

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Green light for $85m package to rescue ACT waterways

Lisa Cox It was announced with fanfare by the federal Coalition and ACT Labor governments, but Wednesday's signing of an $85 million rescue package for Canberra's waterways was a quiet victory for the ACT...

Bill worth $20K for Zed Seselja's 2012 campaign charged to assembly, Gary Humphries

Zed Seselja.

Lisa Cox A $20,000 bill for Zed Seselja's 2012 ACT election campaign was charged to the ACT Legislative Assembly and former senator Gary Humphries.

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I'll stand again, senator declares

News. Senator Humphries makes a statement regarding preselection for the Senate outside the
office of Senator Gary Humphries, Canberra. 4th of February 2013.  Canberra Times Photo by Katherine Griffiths

Lisa Cox The battle for the Canberra Liberals Senate nomination is not over, with Gary Humphries declaring he will contest a second preselection if the result of Saturday's ballot is overturned.

It's (back) on: Libs to hold new preselection meeting

Managing director of  Village Building  Bob Winnel at his office in Civic.

Noel Towell, Lisa Cox The ACT Liberals will hold a new divisional council meeting to thrash out the bitter Senate preselection process that has divided the party since Zed Seselja's win over incumbent Gary Humphries last...

Assembly passes motion condemning Seselja for 'betrayal'

Zed Seselja.

Lisa Cox ACT Labor and Greens MLAs have used their numbers in the Legislative Assembly to pass a motion condemning former opposition leader Zed Seselja for ‘‘betraying’’ the voters of Lanyon Valley.

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Sports miss out after govt backs off from pledge

Lisa Cox The ACT government has walked away from its pledge to provide space for fencing and table tennis at the redeveloped Lyneham indoor sports centre.

Gallagher's big picture all about beating the rush

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announces The City Plan.

Lisa Cox The ACT government has set out its vision for Canberra's next century, declaring the territory must plan for a population of 500,000 now to avoid ''crisis-driven'' development in years to come.

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Speaker rules 'senator elect' jibes out of order

Zed Seselja.

Lisa Cox ACT MLAs have been warned not to call Canberra Liberals MLA Zed Seselja names ahead of his departure from the Legislative Assembly.

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Hanson fixed on assembly number

Jeremy Hanson  MLA, at the Legislative Assembly ACTEW investigation.
The Canberra Times
03 April 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Lisa Cox The size of the ACT Legislative Assembly should increase to 25 MLAs across five electorates in 2016, an independent review has recommended.

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Critics quick to hit slow-down moves

Pedestrian Dipti Patel from Watson is in favour of the new 40km/h speed limits.

Lisa Cox The 40km/h zones in Civic, Belconnen and Tuggeranong will not be an effective road safety measure, the Canberra Liberals say.

Travel around the city to get slower but safer

40 kilometre speed sign.

Lisa Cox The ACT government is beginning work to slow drivers in the busiest parts of Civic, Belconnen and Tuggeranong.

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Speed limits too high, says union


Lisa Cox Canberra's building union wants the speed on more territory roads reduced to 40km/h.

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2013-14 ACT Budget

Funding for extra beds designed to cut emergency waiting times

ACT Budget 2013 ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher
The Canberra Times
04 June 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Lisa Cox The ACT Government will spend $45 million to open 30 new beds in the territory's public hospitals by next year.

Lawder replaces Seselja in ACT assembly

gary schafer news bianca hall December 21, 2010. Canberra Times. Brendan Kennedy the director of Uniting Care at Canberra City Church and Nicole Lawder the CEO of Homelessness Australia outside one of the many vacant office buildings in Civic some of which could be used to house homeless people. SPECIAL 1

Lisa Cox and Peter Jean Community sector advocate Nicole Lawder is the newest addition to the ACT's Legislative Assembly - by just eight votes.

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Barr warns research centre with Canberra workers in doubt

Treasurer Andrew Barr.

Lisa Cox A national research centre of excellence with Canberra-based workers would be targeted by a Coalition government to help achieve savings announced by Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey.

Govt was told to move cameras

Point to point speed cameras on Athllon Drive near the intersection with Beasley Street in Farrer.

Lisa Cox The ACT government was advised not to install point-to-point speed cameras on Athllon Drive according to documents published under freedom of information laws.

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