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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.

Canberra flood maps chart likely locations of devastation

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.

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.

Liberals accused of 'push polling' Canberrans

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Lisa Cox, Noel Towell The Canberra Liberals have been accused of "blatant push polling" in a telephone survey of Canberra residents about the ACT election.

Pools, car parks and trains on list of promises

Artist's impression of the proposed Canberra light rail.

Lisa Cox ACT Labor has pledged $600,000 for a water play area in Tuggeranong at the refurbished Lakeside Leisure Centre.

Pollies hit town en masse for election eve

Lisa Cox Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and her political rival Zed Seselja are using the final day of the ACT election campaign to sell their messages to the territory's undecided voters.

Commuters angry over wait for 'smart' parking fee machines

Charges are about to go up from $12 to $13.50 in Civic carpark. The government announced months ago that they would install new smart machines that gives change, take's cards etc etc it will stop people having to carry around exact change in coins every day. City worker Jane Hardy with a purse full of change change.

Lisa Cox The days of lugging around spare change are far from over for Canberra commuters with the ACT Government revealing its promised smart parking machines are at least 12 months away.

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Winds to blame for blackouts amid surges

Strong winds over Canberra brought down tree branches near the lake on Tuesday.

Lisa Cox More than 8500 homes and businesses were left without power on Tuesday and demand for electricity surged as the city sweltered in temperatures above 35 degrees.

Voting in doubt at two more branches

Zed Seselja.

Noel Towell and Lisa Cox The Canberra Liberals' Senate preselection has slipped further into chaos with voting rights now in doubt at two more party branches.

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Liberals in turmoil over voter eligibility


Lisa Cox and Noel Towell There is still confusion about voter numbers in the Canberra Liberals' Senate preselection, just two days before ballots are due be cast.

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Sun up, sun down … a perfect day around the clock

The Canberra Centenary celebration fireworks as seen from the bubbly bar.
11 March 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


Sally Pryor, Fleta Page and Lisa Cox Build it and they will come.

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.

Officials warned of prisoner at risk


Christopher Knaus, Michael Inman, Lisa Cox, Stephanie Anderson Prison authorities were warned an inmate was at risk of self-harm just a month before he committed suicide.

Parliamentary bus services get a boost after car park fee rise

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Lisa Cox The ACT government plans to increase bus services to the Parliamentary Triangle in response to a federal government push for paid parking in the area.

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School for young mums to get new home

ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, at C C Cares, Canberra College, Stirling, makes a new funding announcement for a similar facility at Phillip College, for young student mothers. 19 year old Aimee Chapman of Dunlop, nurses her 1 year old son, Elijah Chapman-Elkins at the event, which included the launch of a breast feeding DVD.


Lisa Cox Canberra's school for young parents will be given a multi-million dollar new home if the ACT Government is re-elected at the territory elections in October.

Labor's promise to help student parents

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Lisa Cox Canberra's school for young parents will be given a multi-million dollar new home if the ACT government is re-elected in October.

Age proves no barrier for colourful Greens hopeful

Johnathan Davis in drag

Lisa Cox On the surface, 20-year-old Johnathan Davis is much like other young Canberrans.

Adelaide tram line cost 'half' ACT plan

Adelaide Tram, from the City to sea side suburb of Glenelg.

Lisa Cox The South Australian government built a tram line into the heart of Adelaide for less than half the per-kilometre price the ACT government has proposed for light rail from Civic to northern Canberra.

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Childcare centres to get funds boost

Lisa Cox The ACT government will boost its budget for childcare services by $3.5 million in the next financial year to upgrade childcare centres and help the sector meet national regulations introduced by the...

Extremist material distributed in mosque battle

Lisa Cox Members of Gungahlin's evangelical community are distributing extremist material from overseas in their campaign against the construction of a mosque on The Valley Avenue.