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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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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.

Mark Sullivan to leave Actew

Mark Sullivan.

Peter Jean and Lisa Cox ACTEW managing director Mark Sullivan has resigned as the ACT government considers the future of the publicly-owned water utility.

Katy Gallagher heckled by Canberra mums

ACT chief minister Katy Gallagher

Peter Jean and Lisa Cox ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher appeared surprised by protest calling for tougher punishments for child sex offenders.

Magistrate criticises jailing of mentally ill man

ACT Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker in her office.

Lisa Cox and Michael Inman Court hears 27-year-old man with a mental illness spent nearly six months in Canberra's jail for minor offences.

Cards stacked against coins at new parking meters in ACT

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Lisa Cox The days of lugging bags of coins or ducking off to a coffee shop for change will be a thing of the past from next month, when parking machines that accept notes and cards will be introduced across...

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School soft drink ban backlash

Sugar soft drinks will be banned in ACT public schools in a bid to combat childhood obesity.

Lisa Cox Chief Minister Katy Gallagher is unfazed by criticism from food industry groups of a decision to ban sugary drinks in ACT schools.

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Lisa Cox The ACT government will ban the sale of fruit juice and soft drink in vending machines at Canberra public schools by the end of this school term.

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Green light for $85m package to rescue ACT waterways

Lisa Cox It was announced with fanfare by the federal Coalition and ACT Labor governments, but Wednesday's signing of an $85 million rescue package for Canberra's waterways was a quiet victory for the ACT...

Flower power sends a little girl into a spin

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Swinging through the tulips father Matt, daughter Matilda, 4, and mother Erin Askew at Floriade on Sunday
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Lisa Cox Erin and Matt Askew have a daughter who is ''a little bit obsessed with flowers''.

Door opens for Ikea as bulky goods site proposal kicks off

Ikea in Canberra.

Lisa Cox The ACT government has moved to open for development a site that could house Canberra's long-awaited Ikea store.

Gay students say school tried to correct them

Principal of Trinity Christian School at the time of the incident Carl Palmer.

Lisa Cox Two former students of a Canberra private school say they were required to undergo counselling for their homosexuality while they attended the school.

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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‘Cure’ harms budding minds

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Lisa Cox She was a 15-year-old in her first relationship, wondering how she would tell her parents that she liked girls.

Just an ordinary couple hoping to witness history

L-R Jen Simpson and Jodie Vaile of Amaroo have been together for the past 15 years.

Lisa Cox For Canberra couple, same-sex marriage is 'simply a matter of human rights'.

"A blubbering mess": Couple celebrates historic bill

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The ACT Passes the same sex marriage bill. Claire Worrall and Kelly Butcher from Canberra who plan to get married.
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Lisa Cox At a Canberra club, four years ago, Kelly Butcher was “just doing some karaoke” when she met the love of her life.