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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.

ACT government uses private hospital surgery to help push down wait

Lisa Cox and Peter Jean Government shifting more people into private hospitals for elective surgery to cut the number of patients waiting too long for operations.

Respite closure distresses carers, disabled

Cathy Read of Palmerston with her daughter Jessica, 26, who will no longer be able to use the facilities at Charnwood as the centre will be closing in October.

Lisa Cox Canberra families say the ACT government chose to close a north Canberra respite centre for disabled adults without speaking to families who use the service.

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Hospitals fiddling surgery waiting lists, say doctors

Waiting lists.

Lisa Cox, Peter Jean The ACT government has been accused of allowing some patients to languish on elective surgery waiting lists.

Promise to duplicate Athllon Drive section

Opposition leader Zed Seselja and Alistaire Coe announce the duplication of Athllon Drive.

Lisa Cox The Canberra Liberals have promised to duplicate a 2.5-kilometre stretch of Athllon Drive if they win government next month.

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Territory proves power of one

NEWS : Labor voter, Peta Hamera, 21 of Pearce, Canberra with her dog Muffy aged 11.  
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Photo: Melissa Adams.

Larissa Nicholson, Lisa Cox In a contest as close as the recent ACT election, one person can make all the difference.

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ANU faces music as numbers drop

Scenes at the ANU School of Music rally.

Lisa Cox The ANU has conceded that the controversy over its School of Music has hurt enrolments for 2013.

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Stoush over referrals cost support group its contract

News. Manager of Parentline ACT, Larissa Dann, at the organisation's
Weston premises. Funding has been cut for the service that has run for
30 years. Counsellors are on the phone in the background. 12th.
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Lisa Cox The family services group that lost its $800,000 contract with the ACT government claims it was not informed of ''specific'' problems with its service delivery before its funding was cut.

Goodness of her art for fire victims

Margaret Hadfield, local Canberra artist organises a fundraiser and invites artists to donate their art works to help fire victims.

Lisa Cox CANBERRA artist Margaret Hadfield-Zorgdrager learned her skills painting the landscapes of the Warrumbungles.

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

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

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

ACT poll funding breaches incur fines

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Lisa Cox and Noel Towell Two industry lobby groups face fines from electoral authorities after breaking political funding laws in last year's territory election.

Lake revamp goes west

West Basin artist's impression.

Lisa Cox The shores of Lake Burley Griffin will undergo a major plan to transform the lake's western basin.

Gallagher's big picture all about beating the rush

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announces The City Plan.

Lisa Cox The ACT government has set out its vision for Canberra's next century, declaring the territory must plan for a population of 500,000 now to avoid ''crisis-driven'' development in years to come.

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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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Nurses say no to 'insulting' pay offer

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Lisa Cox Canberra nurses have rejected a government offer to increase wages by 2 per cent a year for the next four years.

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Auditor slams Canberra's car parking

ACT Auditor General, Maxine Cooper.

Lisa Cox and Noel Towell The ACT government is failing in almost every aspect of its management of the territory's car parks, a new report has found.

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Braddon Club to close next week after poker machines go to Gungahlin

Meredith Clisby and Lisa Cox The Canberra Raiders' Braddon Club will close next week following the transfer of all poker machines to its Gungahlin venue.

Woman hit by car in Civic

ACT police cordoned off a section of Northbourne
Avenue and London Circuit for more than an hour on Saturday night after a young woman was hit by a car in Civic.

Lisa Cox and Jenna Clarke An 18-year-old Curtin woman in critical condition in Canberra Hospital after being struck by a car in Civic on Saturday night.

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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PETER JEAN, LISA COX

Evatt surgery closes as its doctors relocate to $15m super clinic

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PETER JEAN, LISA COX Another Canberra suburb will be left without a local medical practice when Evatt's two local GPs leave to join the company that will operate the ACT's first super clinic.

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Struggling Canberrans skip meals: Salvos

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Lisa Cox An alarming number of Australians in difficulty are skipping meals and selling their possessions to try to keep up with rising living costs, a Salvation Army study to be published today has found.

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