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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.

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...

Standing ovation for same-sex marriage

Julia and Barry Rollings with a photo of their daughter who travelled to the US to get married earlier in the year.

Lisa Cox "We're here for the rights that one of our kids doesn't have compared to the others," Barry and Julia Rollings said on Thursday.

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Gay students say school tried to correct them

Principal of Trinity Christian School at the time of the incident Carl Palmer.

Lisa Cox Two former students of a Canberra private school say they were required to undergo counselling for their homosexuality while they attended the school.

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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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.

When only marriage will do, any old how will fit the bill

Brendan and Chris Condon.

Lisa Cox Brendon Condon remembers attending his first marriage equality rally when he was 15. Now 22, the Monash resident has waited a long time to see that right become law.

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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Bus-tracking system's ETA

An ACTION bus.

Lisa Cox Passengers waiting at the territory's major interchanges will soon know just how far away their bus is.

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Libs promise Lanyon pool but shallow on detail

Leader of the opposition Zed Seselja announces his policies for the elderly at the Hughes Community Centre.

Lisa Cox The Canberra Liberals will build a $15 million indoor pool in Lanyon if they win government at the territory election next month.

ACT govt sorry for past forced adoptions

Lisa Cox The ACT government has expressed deep regret to Canberrans who were victims of past forced adoption practices.

ACT 'deeply sorry' over forced adoptions

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

Lisa Cox The ACT Government has expressed “deep regret” to Canberrans who were victims of past forced adoption practices.

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Greens promise mobile clinic for the vulnerable

Lisa Cox The ACT Greens will establish a mobile primary healthcare clinic for vulnerable Canberrans who have difficulty accessing health services.

Long hospital waits 'frightening': study

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Peter Jean, Lisa Cox A frightening number of patients are being forced to wait in emergency departments for more than 24 hours before being admitted to hospital, according to the author of a new study.

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Pledges for the environment

Kevin Thomson of Charlestown talks about the impact of the proposed three bin system for Lake Macquarie.

Lisa Cox LIGHT rail, green bins and renewable energy targets of 90 per cent are among the policies on offer designed to win the votes of ACT residents at next month's election.

Rapid problem response in Labor's infrastructure plan

Lisa Cox ACT Labor will spend $67 million on new community infrastructure and upgrades if reelected next month.

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Labor to spend $67m on infrastructure and upgrades

Katy Gallagher

Lisa Cox ACT Labor will spend $67 million on new community infrastructure and upgrades if re-elected next month.

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