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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.

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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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.

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.

Less than half ACT's youngsters enrolled to vote

Lisa Cox Fewer than half of the ACT’s youngest voters are enrolled to vote at the territory elections in October, according to the ACT Electoral Commission.

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Bus-tracking system's ETA

An ACTION bus.

Lisa Cox Passengers waiting at the territory's major interchanges will soon know just how far away their bus is.

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Labor's promise to help student parents

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photo Michele MOssop
Friday 8th July 2011
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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.

Bike super highway part of Green's grand plan


Lisa Cox A bike "super highway" connecting Molonglo to the City is part of a $13.25 million ACT Greens plan to improve the territory’s cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.

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Agency would promote unis

Lisa Cox ACT Labor will establish a specialised agency to promote Canberra as a university town.

Best ingredients the recipe for success

Canberra businessman Karl Marjan in front of Ali Baba at Woden Plaza.  Karl was one of the original founders of Ali Baba in 1979.

Lisa Cox For Karl Marjan, food has always been closely connected to family.

Labor's $70m for school upgrades

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher

Lisa Cox ACT public schools will receive millions of dollars for new classrooms and upgrades if ACT Labor is re-elected in October.

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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.  
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.
December 2012 Photo, Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.


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

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.

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.