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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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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