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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.

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.

Ban on soft drinks in 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...

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

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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.

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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‘Cure’ harms budding minds

Gay rights.

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.

Heavy pay for light rail leader

Artist?s impression of the proposed Canberra light rail.  Pictured is the Gungahlin interchange. Image supplied.

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Lisa Cox Head of ACT government's Capital Metro Agency set to be territory's second-highest paid public servant.

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Breakaway group plans to take Liberals back to 'broad church'

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Peter Jean and Lisa Cox A new "ginger group" of Liberal members and supporters is determined to shake up the ACT division of the party.

Hospitals fiddling surgery waiting lists, say doctors

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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.