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Lisa Cox

Lisa Cox is a national political reporter covering breaking news. Most recently Lisa covered the ACT Legislative Assembly for The Canberra Times, and the environment from The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age's Canberra bureau.

Renewable energy target: Labor and the government agree to a number but sticking points leave local projects on ice

Lisa Cox and Primrose Riordan The government and Labor have agreed in principle to a large scale renewable energy target of 33,000 gigawatt hours.

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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Libs pay $250 to honour Arthur Sinodinos the day he leaves frontbench

Senator Arthur Sinodinos.

Tom McIlroy and Lisa Cox Just hours after he stepped aside as Tony Abbott's Assistant Treasurer, Liberal Senator Arthur Sinodinos was guest of honour at a Canberra fund-raiser on Wednesday night.

ACT Health blames contractor for flood setback to cancer centre

Lisa Cox The ACT government says a contractor error is to blame for a major flood that has set the opening of Canberra's cancer centre back by six months.

ACT government bodies struggle to meet indigenous staffing targets

Lisa Cox ACT government departments are struggling to meet a deadline next year for ensuring at least 2 per cent of staff are indigenous Australians.

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...

Stanhope not approached on becoming head of ACTEW

Lisa Cox Chief Minister Katy Gallagher says a new chairman of the territory's water utility, ACTEW, has been nominated and her predecessor appears to be out of the running.

ACT's gender identity bill considered to be too soft on human rights

Peter Hyndal at the a Gender agenda head quarters.

Lisa Cox The ACT government could amend its landmark proposal to recognise transgender and intersex people in identity documents.

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ACT government introduces no-fault insurance scheme for crash victims

Treasurer Andrew Barr.

Lisa Cox ACT government to introduce no-fault insurance scheme to pay for lifetime care for those injured in motor accidents.

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More rain needed to ease fire risk

The ACT government announced a review of its bushfire strategy.

Lisa Cox Three days of rain may have saved the ACT from potentially devastating fire conditions.

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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Canberra bookmobile living on borrowed time as library service cut

The ACT government has axed its mobile-library service.

Lisa Cox The ACT government has axed its mobile-library service, ending the era of the bookmobile.

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


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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Liberals environment spokeswoman suggests eradication of native bird species

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Lisa Cox Canberra Liberals environment spokeswoman Nicole Lawder has come under fire for suggesting that a protected bird species is an “imported pest” that should be “managed or eradicated.”

Electricity price increase could be cut if carbon tax abolished: ICRC


Lisa Cox Canberra electricity prices will rise by 1.2 per cent but could be cut if the carbon tax is abolished later this year.

Australian Marriage Equality will target 50 MPs to vote in favour of same-sex marriage

Ivan Hinton and Chris Teoh

Lisa Cox Fairfax MP Clive Palmer is on a hit list of federal MPs marriage equality advocates believe could support same-sex marriage.

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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.

Joy Burch should be sacked over Nazi skit, says Jeremy Hanson

The Die Fringe Burlesk! performance at the Canberra Fringe Festival.

Lisa Cox and Tom McIlroy ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson says Labor MLA Joy Burch must resign over the Nazi striptease act at the National Multicultural Festival.

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