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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.

Govt was told to move cameras

Lisa Cox The ACT government was advised not to install point-to-point speed cameras on Athllon Drive according to documents published under freedom of information laws.

Asbestos query sparks emergency action in govt office

Staff at an ACT government directorate had an asbestos scare.

Lisa Cox Staff at an ACT government directorate had an asbestos scare after a member of the public brought a bag of the substance to a Dickson office.

Greens shaken, not too disturbed

Former ACT Green, Meredith Hunter.

Lisa Cox Former ACT Greens MLAs say the proliferation of minor parties hurt the party's vote in the federal election but say they are optimistic Simon Sheikh can still clinch the ACT's second Senate seat.

Workers to pay fee for background checks

Workers to pay fee for background checks.

Lisa Cox ACT government workers will have to pay for their own background checks under the government's new working with vulnerable people laws.

Action looms over ACT pay offer

Union protests.

Lisa Cox The union representing ACT government engineers and project managers is preparing to take industrial action.

ABC flats divide Assembly committee

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Lisa Cox An ACT Legislative Assembly committee has been divided over controversial plans for the redevelopment of Cooyong Street.

Barr warns research centre with Canberra workers in doubt

Treasurer Andrew Barr.

Lisa Cox A national research centre of excellence with Canberra-based workers would be targeted by a Coalition government to help achieve savings announced by Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey.

Social media stoush over Libs 'straw man'

Lisa Cox The Canberra Liberals say an attack on Senate candidate Zed Seselja for skipping candidate forums is “disgusting and vile” politics following the birth of his fifth child.

Canberra tourism rise rivals 2000 Olympics

Josh Daly , Max Carroll ,  Pat Camm and Alex Kane who are travelling in their campervan to watch the Lions tour.

Lisa Cox International visits to Canberra have increased by 10 per cent in the past year.

Liberals asked to clarify $73,000 disclosure gap

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Lisa Cox The territory's electoral commissioner says he will ask the ACT Liberal Party to explain inconsistencies in its reporting of donations it received in 2012-13.

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Dam cost blowout 'needs explaining'

ACT Liberal Deputy Leader Alistair Coe.

Lisa Cox The ACT opposition says $50 million in extra costs on the enlarged Cotter Dam cannot be explained by floods or a geological fault at the base of the dam wall.

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Insults fly but budget is approved

Peter Jean and Lisa Cox The ACT budget has been approved by the territory assembly after an at times acrimonious debate.

Accusations of political point scoring over light rail

Jeremy Hanson.

Lisa Cox The ACT government and opposition have clashed over light rail, with each side accusing the other of trying to score political points instead of choosing the best transport plan for the territory.

Insults traded over cuts to public service

Lisa Cox Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury has labelled Jeremy Hanson a "lower case leader" in a Legislative Assembly showdown over public service job cuts.

Govt resists inquiry into Cotter Dam's rising costs

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Lisa Cox Floods added about $5 million to the cost of the enlarged Cotter Dam, new figures from ACTEW show.

'Dummies guide' recommended in plan to break taboos around death

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Lisa Cox The ACT government has been advised to develop a ''dummies guide to death'' and an education program for children and adults about end-of-life issues.

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Flu season has only just begun

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Peter Jean and Lisa Cox Winter may be almost over, but influenza season is only just beginning in Canberra.

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Mental health facility doors trap patients

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Lisa Cox Patients at Canberra's adult mental health unit have been becoming trapped in their rooms because of faulty doors.

Canberra light rail plan: 'Not enough traffic' says Infrastructure Australia report

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Lisa Cox An Infrastructure Australia assessment of the ACT government’s transport plans has cast doubt on whether the territory has enough traffic congestion to warrant federal funding for light rail or rapid...

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Warning on mental health unit challenges

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher

Lisa Cox Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has warned the ACT government will have difficulty staffing a secure mental health unit.