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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Men's sheds: where retiring doesn't mean withdrawal

Forum. At the Tuggeranong Men's Shed. President, Ian Paterson, with an example of the wooden toys the members produce. July 16th. 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Ross Peake A social phenomenon that meets a need for older men is taking a firm hold in Canberra and across Australia.

Proposed 'temporary' car park draws residents' ire

The carpark outside Woolworths Dickson.

Ross Peake Dickson residents say a ''temporary'' car park to be built on a busy corner at the shopping centre will create dangerous traffic conditions, vandalise a tree-lined park and be too far from most shops.

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Canberra refugee protesters accuse federal government of piracy for sending back Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka

Refugee Action Committee

Ross Peake The federal government may be guilty of piracy, according to the organisers of a protest on Canberra’s main thoroughfare against refugees being sent back to Sri Lanka.