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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 funds 30 new foster care places

Lisa Cox The ACT government has funded 30 new foster care places since a 2011 review identified serious failures by child protection services in its management of contracts.

Liberal Party revokes award for former ACT senator Gary Humphries

Gary Humphries was ousted from his role as Liberal senator for the ACT in 2013.

Lisa Cox and Tom McIlroy Dumped ACT senator Gary Humphries has been stripped of a Liberal Party award for distinguished service after criticising his former colleagues and Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson.

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Same-sex marriage bill overturned: reaction to the High Court judgment

Australian High court hands down ruling on same sex marriages. Ivan Hinton, spokesperson.

Lisa Cox, Michael Inman and Ross Peake Reaction to the High Court's decision on same-sex marriage laws.

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Canberra flood maps chart likely locations of devastation

Flood map.

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.

Calvary John James Hospital adds services in costly upgrade

Lisa Cox Calvary John James Hospital will undergo a redevelopment that will add 100 beds and new services.

ACT residents with Christmas displays may have to switch on insurance as well as their lights

Lisa Cox Canberrans who create large Christmas-light displays will have to demonstrate they have public-liability insurance under new rules to be imposed by the ACT government.

2011 Mitchell fire: Government failed to properly test, report finds

A chemical fire burns in industrial suburb of Mitchell

Lisa Cox, Peter Jean A report has found the ACT government failed to properly test for toxic substances after the 2011 Mitchell chemical fire.

Katy Gallagher defends delay in Mitchell fire report

Factory fire at the Canberra suburb of Mitchell.

Lisa Cox Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has defended the 18-month delay in releasing a scathing report on the government's response to the Mitchell chemical fire.

Same-sex marriage laws overturned by High Court

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Michael Inman, Lisa Cox, Ross Peake The High Court has overturned Australia’s first same-sex marriage law.

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Numbers up: Cyclists embrace new loop for trips to Civic

A cyclist on Northbourne Ave, Braddon.

Lisa Cox More Canberrans are using new cycling infrastructure in Civic, according to government figures.

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Joy Burch slams Christopher Pyne's curriculum review

Lisa Cox, Fleta Page and Judith Ireland The ACT government has attacked a federal government review of the national school curriculum as an attempt to wield political influence in Australian classrooms.

Old Bus Depot facelift begins

The Bus Depot Markets building.

Lisa Cox Canberra's Old Bus Depot Markets have moved as the ACT government prepares for its $2 million facelift.

Assembly church service faces boycott

Andrew Barr.

Lisa Cox ACT Labor and Greens MLAs are set to boycott for the second year running a multi-faith church service.

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Feral deer cull one step closer for ACT

06 April 2011, NEWS, Canberra Times photo by Andrew Sheargold. DEER HUNTING. Canberra Deer hunter David carter pictured during an early morning hunt this week on a private property east of Canberra. SPECIAL 000

Lisa Cox The ACT government is a step closer to launching a cull of feral deer in territory reserves.

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ACT Land Development Agency takes on greenfield sites alone

Lisa Cox and Meredith Clisby The Land Development Agency has chosen to go it alone in developing greenfield sites for housing.

Former Summernats promoter Chic Henry joins ACT Liberal Party ahead of 2016 seat bid

Former Summernats owner, Chic Henry, has taken up a position with the ACT Liberal Party.

Lisa Cox Summernats legend Chic Henry has joined the ACT Liberal Party and has his sights set on a seat in the ACT Legislative Assembly in 2016.

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All change: ACTION overhauled delayed as planners start again

Shane Rattenbury unveiling a new bus stop worth $3.325 million.

Lisa Cox The ACT government is overhauling its new plan for buses after passengers complained the proposal cut too many stops.

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Biodiversity offsets in ACT spark ire

The ACT government is retrospectively claiming work in territory nature reserves as biodiversity offsets so that it can plough ahead with new urban developments, say two senior ANU academics.

Lisa Cox The ACT government is retrospectively claiming work in territory nature reserves as biodiversity offsets so that it can plough ahead with new urban developments, say two senior ANU academics.

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ACT government uses private hospital surgery to help push down wait

The ACT government is shifting more people into private hospitals for elective surgery to try to cut the number of patients who have waited too long for operations. Pictured is ACT Health Director-General Dr Peggy Brown

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.

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Canberra patients with ADHD forced to get treatment interstate

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Peter Jean and Lisa Cox Some Canberra sufferers of attention deficit hyperactive disorder say they are being forced to travel interstate to see psychiatrists due to the lack of local treatment options.