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Ross Peake

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

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Ross Peake Nappy Valley is turning grey - and that's bad news for the Tuggeranong Town Centre

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?

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

'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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Business tax reduction will save PS jobs: Greens

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Ross Peake The Greens say their policy to reduce the tax burden on Canberra's small business community will help offset the impact of the proposed cuts to the federal public service.

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Greens have faith in ACT Senate seat

Greens Candidate for the Senate Simon Sheikh.

Ross Peake Greens candidate Simon Sheikh has confidence for the difficult battle to win an ACT Senate seat in the election.

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Meanwhile in southern seat, adventurer plays team game

Forum. Greens candidate for the seat of Canberra, Julie Melrose, hands out information brochures outside the Tuggeranong Hyperdome. August 22nd 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Ross Peake Julie Melrose has swapped scuba diving for handing out political pamphlets in chilly Canberra.

Seselja pledges to stand up to Abbott on moves

Election debate by Senate candidates, Labor's Senator Kate Lundy, right and the Liberal's Zed Seselja.

Ross Peake Zed Seselja has vowed to oppose Tony Abbott if a Coalition government tries to shift government departments out of Canberra.

Adding it up: 86 polling places, 1000 workers, $950,000 in costs

Ross Peake About 1000 people will be working on polling booths in Canberra on Saturday to ensure the election goes smoothly.

Seselja firms as Senate favourite but Sheikh still counting hopes

Ross Peake Liberal Senate candidate Zed Seselja has surged past the required one third of the vote in his own right after further counting of votes on Monday.

Counting continues in tight race for second Senate seat

NEWS: Zed Seselja chats with one of his campaign volunteers Rich Armitage at a post BBQ at Zed's parents place. 8th SEPTEMBER 2013 .Photograph by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Ross Peake Liberal Senate candidate Zed Seselja has a Senate quota in his own right after further counting of votes on Monday.

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X marks spot formally called vote

Volunteer, Alan Lomas of Evatt at the AEC counting room.

Ross Peake Is that mark on the ballot paper a tick or an X or a chicken scratch?

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Huge number of below-the-line votes deciding factor in tight race for Senate

Australian electoral officer for the ACT, Ian Gordon.

Ross Peake The outcome of the Senate race in the ACT hangs on the counting of below-the-line ballot papers, which begins on Wednesday.

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.

Historic King's Hall bearing witness to rivals' Senate election victories

Ross Peake Historic King's Hall at Old Parliament House will be used for the first time for the formal declaration of the ACT Senate race.