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Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

Tuggeranong's westward push being reviewed by National Capital Authority

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

24th September 2012, Canberra Times, News Photos by Karleen Minney. Tuggeranong valley from the top of Mt Taylor. generic

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

The future of public housing in Canberra

Ross Peake The debate over changes to public housing in Canberra has been raging for years. While tearing down dilapidated units is undoubtedly good news for developers, what will does it mean for the...

Hopes for hipster precinct in revamp of Woden town centre

Bondi Hipster Christiaan Van Vuuren who is a comedian who mocks the hipster subculture.

Ross Peake Work is about to begin on several projects for the revamp of Woden town centre including the long overdue construction of a new bus interchange.

The future of Woden's town centre: will it be heaven or hell?

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Ross Peake Woden town centre is a land of contrasts, with sparkly glass-sided buildings and abandoned windswept squares.

Men's sheds: where retiring doesn't mean withdrawal

Forum. At the Tuggeranong Men's Shed. President, Ian Paterson, with an example of the wooden toys the members produce. July 16th. 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Ross Peake A social phenomenon that meets a need for older men is taking a firm hold in Canberra and across Australia.

National Capital Authority too powerful, says Liberal senator

Liberal Senator Zed Seselja believes the territory should be able to make its own decisions on new roads and suburbs without needing approval from the federal authority.

Ross Peake The National Capital Authority’s grip on all parts of Canberra should be loosened, according to Zed Seselja.

New Lifeline CEO Carrie Leeson says revenue biggest challenge

Carrie Leeson.

Ross Peake Lifeline Canberra’s new boss was astounded when she entered the cavernous warehouse used to sort books for the organisation’s bookfairs.

Impact of federal budget on the ACT

Prime Minister Tony Abbott with ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher after signing an Asset Recycling Agreement in Parliament House.

Ross Peake What is the impact of the federal budget on the ACT?

Flemming blames sacking on vendetta

Air Vice-Marshall, Jim Flemming.

Ross Peake The Air Force officer who was sacked as director of the Australian War Memorial says he was the victim of a left-wing vendetta.

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Democrats helped shape ACT electoral system

Gordon Scholes, pictured here at a press conference in September 1984.

Ross Peake As the ACT approached self-government, federal cabinet changed its mind after pressure from the Democrats on which electoral model to adopt for the Legislative Assembly.

'Lean years' coming for ACT with PS job cuts

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Ross Peake The cuts to the federal public service will hit Canberra harder than Holden's job losses will affect South Australia.

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Memories of pride and joy as Governor-General Quentin Bryce says goodbye

Governor General Quentin Bryce.

Ross Peake Quentin Bryce recalled tears of sadness and joy as she reminisced about her five-year term as Governor-General.

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

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.

Mike Kelly moves in on Bob Carr's Senate vacancy

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Ross Peake Former Eden-Monaro MP Mike Kelly will nominate for the vacancy created by Senator Carr’s resignation.

Green told to sit down over GetUp! candidate

Simon Sheikh.

Ross Peake A Greens member vying for preselection for the ACT Senate race has apparently been told not to criticise the candidate favoured by federal leader Christine Milne.

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Cabinet Papers: 1984-85

Insider's view to founding of self-rule

Senator Susan Ryan.

Ross Peake and Peter Jean Cutting costs rather than granting democracy was the principal motive for establishing self-government in the ACT, according to the territory's first Labor senator, Susan Ryan.

Cabinet Papers: 1984-85

Ministers braced for anger over closures

Campbell High School.

Ross Peake In April 1985 federal ministers considered closing Watson High School and three primary schools, along with increasing class sizes and reducing ancillary staff in ACT government schools.