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Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

Push to provide more places to shop in parliamentary precinct

Generic Canberra Photos pictured is Parliament House on Capital Hill in Canberra looking from Commonwealth Bridge today Tuesday 14th of July 2009.

Ross Peake A parliamentary committee will be given the green light to investigate the lack of shops in the parliamentary zone.

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Adding it up: 86 polling places, 1000 workers, $950,000 in costs

Ross Peake About 1000 people will be working on polling booths in Canberra on Saturday to ensure the election goes smoothly.

Paid parking, penalty rate cuts savage low-paid workers

Ross Peake Low-paid workers in Canberra are going to be hit harder than public servants by paid parking and also face the possible loss of penalty rates.

Joggers beat cars onto Majura Parkway

Lifeline Canberra boss Carrie Leeson and Mount Majura Winery winemaker Frank van de Loo check out the Majura Parkway ahead of a fun run to be held there in November.

Ross Peake Runners and walkers will be given the unique opportunity to use the brand new Majura Parkway before it opens to traffic.

High price of housing could squeeze key workers out of ACT

ACT Shelter executive officer Leigh Watson.

Ross Peake Low-paid workers in key areas such as aged care may be forced out of the ACT because they are not able to afford housing.

Morris Carpenter: Why I came to Canberra after travelling the world

Ross Peake The family of jailed cameraman Morris Carpenter are loving their new life in Canberra following Mr Carpenter's release.

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Albert Hall welcomes new citizens

Ross Peake A citizenship ceremony will be staged this week at Albert Hall – the same venue where the first citizenship ceremony in Australia took place in 1949.

The battle to save Dickson grove in Canberra

Power to the people.

Ross Peake ''Power to the people'' the late, great John Lennon did sing. They were listening extra hard in Canberra reports Ross Peake.

Protest may save threatened Dickson park

Canberrans have been enjoying Dickson Pool for many long, hot summers. Now a small park near the pool is under threat from developers.

Ross Peake A small park at Dickson under threat from bulldozers may be saved after a strong community protest against its imminent destruction.

Big yellow bus stops in Canberra R U OK campaign

Ross Peake A yellow bus will arrive in Canberra on Wednesday as its crew winds up a trip around Australia to “put mateship back on track”.

Canberra Times Fun Run 2014 raises more than $110,000 for charity

Fun run

Ross Peake The thousands of Canberra people pounding the pavement in crisp Spring weather have raised more than $110,000 for charity.

Concerns to be raised at meeting over Dickson car park

Ross Peake The plan to cut down 27 trees for a “temporary” car park in Dickson is expected to draw strong objections during a community meeting on Wednesday evening.

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The future of Woden's town centre: will it be heaven or hell?

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Ross Peake Woden town centre is a land of contrasts, with sparkly glass-sided buildings and abandoned windswept squares.

National Capital Authority too powerful, says Liberal senator

Liberal Senator Zed Seselja believes the territory should be able to make its own decisions on new roads and suburbs without needing approval from the federal authority.

Ross Peake The National Capital Authority’s grip on all parts of Canberra should be loosened, according to Zed Seselja.

Hopes for hipster precinct in revamp of Woden town centre

Bondi Hipster Christiaan Van Vuuren who is a comedian who mocks the hipster subculture.

Ross Peake Work is about to begin on several projects for the revamp of Woden town centre including the long overdue construction of a new bus interchange.

Refugee embassy to pop up for protest rally

John Minns, of the ANU, said refugees were being

Ross Peake Refugee advocates will set up a "refugee embassy" outside the office of the Immigration Department in Belconnen on Tuesday to protest against Australia's treatment of asylum seekers.

Grocery wars intensify as more supermarkets emerge in the suburbs

Not so super: Go Bananas fruit shop owner Khaled Alaj says he'll be forced to close with two new shopping centres proposed in Dickson.

Ross Peake As the grocery war intensifies, Canberra already has the nation’s the highest floor space for supermarkets per capita.

Tenders called for contractor to build indigenous drug and alcohol retreat

Rod Little, chairman of the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body, said his group had been pushing strongly for the farm project.

Ross Peake The ACT government is finally taking steps to build an indigenous bush retreat for drug and alcohol rehabilitation near Tharwa.

New Lifeline CEO Carrie Leeson says revenue biggest challenge

Carrie Leeson.

Ross Peake Lifeline Canberra’s new boss was astounded when she entered the cavernous warehouse used to sort books for the organisation’s bookfairs.

Gloomy outlook for construction in the ACT

ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr said the report omitted some major projects and that the ACT government's record $2.5 billion infrastructure investment in the 2014-15 ACT budget was driving construction in Canberra.

Ross Peake All current major construction projects in the ACT will be completed by next year “leaving a stark pipeline beyond the next two years”, according to a report published on Thursday.