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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.

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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Kent fears expulsion by party before tribunal case

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

Lisa Cox A former Canberra Liberals president may be expelled from the party before a legal action he has launched is heard by the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Respite closure distresses carers, disabled

Cathy Read of Palmerston with her daughter Jessica, 26, who will no longer be able to use the facilities at Charnwood as the centre will be closing in October.

Lisa Cox Canberra families say the ACT government chose to close a north Canberra respite centre for disabled adults without speaking to families who use the service.

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Christian school students denounce anti-gay marriage stance


Lisa Cox Trinity Christian School students have reacted angrily to a letter urging parents at the school to lobby against the ACT government’s marriage equality bill.

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Liberals to block 'cowboy' Green

Lisa Cox The Canberra Liberals have declared they will block legislation Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury introduces to the ACT Legislative Assembly.

School in gay marriage lobby

Two Lego men decorate the top of a wedding cake.

Lisa Cox Parents at a territory school have been called upon to lobby against the ACT government's marriage equality bill.

Standing ovation for same-sex marriage

Julia and Barry Rollings with a photo of their daughter who travelled to the US to get married earlier in the year.

Lisa Cox "We're here for the rights that one of our kids doesn't have compared to the others," Barry and Julia Rollings said on Thursday.

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Cloud on capital's wedding party: Threat to ACT same-sex marriage bill

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Peter Jean and Lisa Cox Prime Minister Tony Abbott is considering whether the ACT's proposed same-sex marriage law should be blocked.

Same-sex marriage bill introduced into ACT Assembly

Same sex marriage

Peter Jean and Lisa Cox The ACT Government says gay and lesbian couples are welcome to come to Canberra to get married under new laws.

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Joy as members prepare to debate marriage laws

Paul McCarthy (L) and Trent Kandler, first Australian same sex couple to wed in New Zealand.

Lisa Cox and Peter Jean It will be a ''proud moment'' to watch the ACT move towards same-sex marriage, marriage equality advocates say.

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Motion to move planned solar farm shot down

Andrew Wall.

Lisa Cox The ACT Liberals have lost a bid to shift a proposed solar farm at Uriarra Village to another part of the territory.

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Hanson to call for reinstating alcohol crime squad

ACT Liberal Leader Jeremy Hanson.

Lisa Cox ACT Police Minister Simon Corbell has described changes to the policing of alcohol crime in the territory as ''sensible'' and says licensed venues will continue to pay higher fees to help fund the...

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Fury from clubs after merging of task force

Fury from clubs after merging of task force

Lisa Cox and Peter Jean The head of Clubs ACT says the territory's pubs and clubs were kept in the dark about changes to an alcohol crime force that patrolled the city's licensed venues.

Flower power sends a little girl into a spin

Swinging through the tulips father Matt, daughter Matilda, 4, and mother Erin Askew at Floriade on Sunday
The Canberra Times
15 September 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Lisa Cox Erin and Matt Askew have a daughter who is ''a little bit obsessed with flowers''.

Territory to legalise same-sex marriage

Attorney-General Simon Corbell.

Lisa Cox and Peter Jean The ACT government will introduce a bill on Thursday to legalise same-sex marriage in the territory.

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Civic needs more police, chiefs warned

A woman was held at knifepoint for her Audi R8 convertible.

Lisa Cox ACT police chiefs have been warned that officers are being repeatedly exposed to serious violence because of dangerously low staff numbers patrolling Civic after dark.

Canberra NAPLAN results show ACT best students in Australia

Generic classroom, school, student, blackboard, Child.

Lisa Cox The territory’s school students continue to top the nation according to the latest national literacy and numeracy test results.

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Parliamentary bus services get a boost after car park fee rise

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Lisa Cox The ACT government plans to increase bus services to the Parliamentary Triangle in response to a federal government push for paid parking in the area.

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Tourists discover centenary year appeal

The sun sets over Parliament House, Canberra.

Lisa Cox Domestic tourists are flocking to Canberra in its centenary year, with the number of visitors up by nearly 10 per cent.

Call to act on ACT fuel price rules


Lisa Cox Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury says the ACT government should change rules for petrol price displays now.

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