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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.

Territory to get tough on obesity

Lisa Cox The ACT government says junk food-free checkouts and regulation of the sale of sugary drinks should be part of a plan to stop the territory's rising obesity levels.

Shorten strong footing, says Katy Gallagher

Katy Gallagher.

Lisa Cox Labor’s new leader Bill Shorten is entering opposition “on the strongest footing any Labor leader has had”, says Katy Gallagher.

When only marriage will do, any old how will fit the bill

Brendan and Chris Condon.

Lisa Cox Brendon Condon remembers attending his first marriage equality rally when he was 15. Now 22, the Monash resident has waited a long time to see that right become law.

We'll uphold constitution on marriage: Tony Abbott

Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses the travelling Australian media during a press conference, during the East Asia Summit in Brunei on Thursday 10 October 2013. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Lisa Cox Chief Minister Katy Gallagher says the directive to challenge the ACT's proposed same-sex marriage laws came from Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Same-sex marriage law High Court challenge confirmed

Britain has accepted gay marriage should be legal.

Lisa Cox ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell has confirmed the federal government will challenge the territory's same-sex marriage laws in the High Court as soon as they are enacted.

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Same-sex marriage can be decided by states: equality advocates

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Lisa Cox Marriage equality advocates say a new report from Tasmania shows states and territories do have constitutional power to legislate for same-sex marriage.

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Cash reward for gun information offered by police, ACT Government

Lisa Cox Authorities will pay up to $5000 to people who supply information that leads to the seizure of illegal guns or the successful prosecution of a gun-related crime.

Marriage bill may be doomed within days

Atoorney-General Simon Corbell introduces the Marriage Equality Bill in the ACT Legislative of Assembly.

Ross Peake and Lisa Cox The fate of the ACT's same-sex marriage bill could become clear as early as Thursday.

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Gary Kent withdraws legal action against Canberra Liberals

Gary Kent arrives at the Canberra divisional council, Rex Hotel, Canberra.

Lisa Cox Former Canberra Liberals president Gary Kent has withdrawn legal action against the party after quitting the ACT division last week.

Grant paves way for independent life

Tully Kohlhagen at home in Charnwood gets ready for a ride.

Lisa Cox The ACT government has awarded $4.3 million to disabled Canberrans in the first phase of the national disability insurance scheme implementation.

Drop in surgery waiting lists

Canberrans are spending less time waiting for elective surgery.

Lisa Cox Canberrans are spending less time waiting for elective surgery than they were a year ago but they are still facing the longest median wait times in the country.

Recyclopedia Britannica: MLA surfs web for $13,000 study tour report

Liberal MLA Steve Doszpot

Lisa Cox A Canberra Liberals MLA cut and pasted the majority of a report on a $13,000 taxpayer-funded study trip to Britain from Wikipedia.

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Former Canberra Liberals president quits party

NEWS: Gary Kent arrives at the Canberra divisional council, Rex Hotel, Canberra. 27th March 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Lisa Cox Former Canberra Liberals president Gary Kent has quit the party following a bitter feud with the division's senior executives.

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Call for rethink on water prices

ACTEW head Mark Sullivan faces Legislative Assembly investigation.

Lisa Cox Canberra's water utility has appealed the June water price determination that will reduce household water and sewerage bills by about $83 a year.

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ACTEW appeals commission's decision to cut household bills

Lisa Cox Canberra’s water utility has appealed the June water price determination that will reduce household water and sewerage bills by about $83 a year.

Pap testing on rise, but cancer campaign fights on

Lisa Cox The ACT's rate of cervical screening is back above the national average, according to the 2012-13 annual ACT health report.

Public advocate 'not coping' with caseload

Lisa Cox and Christopher Knaus The ACT's public advocate says her office does not have enough staff to cope with the demand for mental health advocacy in the territory.

Canberra jail's crisis unit was full the night that inmate killed himself

The Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Lisa Cox and Christopher Knaus Canberra jail's crisis unit was full the night an inmate committed suicide at the prison, government figures show.

Brendan Smyth says red tape efforts not cutting through

ACT Liberal Brendan Smyth.

Lisa Cox A government website where businesses can complain about red tape had four submissions in six months.

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Sophie's PM portrait gets pride of place

Portrait of Julia Gillard captured by Sophie Deane.

Lisa Cox It was the photo that captured the connection between a 12-year-old girl with Down syndrome and a prime minister.

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