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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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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.

Secure mental health unit at risk of failure, warns Public Advocate

Lisa Cox The ACT's Public Advocate fears the territory's long-awaited secure mental health unit will fail because too many different types of patients will be held in the one facility.

We rate them: four Labor backbenchers vying to be the ACT's sixth minister

The four Labor backbenchers vying to be the sixth minster: Mick Gentleman, Mary Porter, Chris Bourke and Yvette Berry.

Peter Jean, Lisa Cox We rate the four backbench Labor MLAs who could soon be vying to the ACT government's sixth minister.

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Steve and Alison Hall's son Noah was born against the odds

Parents Alison and Steve Hall and baby Noah.

Lisa Cox When he was 14 years old, becoming a father was the last thing on Steve Hall's mind.

Canberrans urged to drop the 'glass jaw'

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher responds to news of the ACT Liberal parties serious breaches of legal obligations with regard to staff attendance records.

Lisa Cox Canberrans are more passionate about their city than ever, but are sensitive to perceptions that their home is ''boring''.

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Gay Marriage: On threshold of making history

(left) Joel Player and Alan Wright will be amongst the first Australian same sex couples to tie the knot.

Lisa Cox When the clock strikes 12.01am on December 7, Joel Player and Alan Wright will exchange vows and cement their place in history.

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ACT Liberals correct financial returns

21 October 2012.  News.  Journalist Peter Jean Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.   Elections ACT Staff members continue counting ballots at the ACT Electoral Office in Belconnen. GENERIC

Lisa Cox The ACT Liberals have resubmitted financial returns after claims they failed to declare hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt.

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Claims Libs' full debt not reported

Liberal party balloons

Lisa Cox The Canberra Liberals have been plunged deeper into crisis amid allegations party bosses did not report hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt to electoral authorities and rank-and-file members.

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Bill worth $20K for Zed Seselja's 2012 campaign charged to assembly, Gary Humphries

Zed Seselja.

Lisa Cox A $20,000 bill for Zed Seselja's 2012 ACT election campaign was charged to the ACT Legislative Assembly and former senator Gary Humphries.

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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


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.