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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...

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.

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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Leaders make final pitch to the waverers

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher crosses path's with opposition leader Zed Seselja at the office's of 2CC this afternoon where both leaders made a final pitch to the voters before tomorrows election.

Lisa Cox Canberra's political leaders used the final day of the ACT election campaign to spruik their campaigns to the territory's undecided voters.

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

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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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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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Lisa Cox, Noel Towell

Gallagher complains of Libs pursuit

ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, answers questions from the media while out campaigning today.

Lisa Cox, Noel Towell Police have been called over an election campaign incident at the weekend with Chief Minister Katy Gallagher complaining about being ''harassed'' by a group of young men working for the Canberra...

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