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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.

$300,000 discrepancy in ACT Liberals' election funding returns

Lisa Cox A $300,000 discrepancy has emerged in the ACT Liberal Party's financial declarations to two different electoral authorities in the same month.

Legal query on ACT laws limiting party donations

Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly.

Lisa Cox The ACT government is seeking legal advice on whether campaign finance reforms are unconstitutional.

Fees may be cut to kick-start building

The ACT government could reduce charges and cut commence and complete penalties to kick start the territoriy's flagging construction sector.

Lisa Cox ACT government signals it could reduce charges to kick-start the territory's flagging construction sector.

ACT election chief has plan to force parties to disclose disputed debts

Lisa Cox The territory's electoral commissioner could recommend changes to the financial disclosure rules that would force the ACT political parties to declare ''disputed'' debts.

ACT government uses private hospital surgery to help push down wait

The ACT government is shifting more people into private hospitals for elective surgery to try to cut the number of patients who have waited too long for operations. Pictured is ACT Health Director-General Dr Peggy Brown

Lisa Cox and Peter Jean Government shifting more people into private hospitals for elective surgery to cut the number of patients waiting too long for operations.

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Overshadowing planning law likely to be rolled back

The ACT government is considering relaxing planning laws that prevent people from building houses that cast shadows over neighbour's yards.

Lisa Cox ACT government considers relaxing laws preventing new buildings casting shadows over neighbours' yards.

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Biodiversity offsets in ACT spark ire

The ACT government is retrospectively claiming work in territory nature reserves as biodiversity offsets so that it can plough ahead with new urban developments, say two senior ANU academics.

Lisa Cox The ACT government is retrospectively claiming work in territory nature reserves as biodiversity offsets so that it can plough ahead with new urban developments, say two senior ANU academics.

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Tony Abbott welcomes new citizens to the team at Canberra ceremony

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Governor-General Quentin Bryce at the National Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony in Canberra on Sunday.

Lisa Cox Prime Minister Tony Abbott conducting his first citizenship ceremony before a crowd of hundreds in Canberra on Sunday.

Tradition marks another Bungendore Show

Alan Bertram from Delco Stud with Sassy his coloured border leicester that won supreme exhibit at the Bungendore Show.

Lisa Cox Every year, Canberra's Historic Engine Club keeps a stall at the Bungendore Show.

All change: ACTION overhauled delayed as planners start again

Shane Rattenbury unveiling a new bus stop worth $3.325 million.

Lisa Cox The ACT government is overhauling its new plan for buses after passengers complained the proposal cut too many stops.

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Eateries ignoring hygiene standards - Breach notices on the rise

Canberra food businesses are flouting basic food safety laws such as installing a wash basin and cleaning the kitchen, according to the territory's chief health officer.

Lisa Cox Canberra food businesses are flouting basic food-safety requirements such as installing a basin for hand washing, and cleaning the kitchen, says the territory’s chief health officer.

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Former Summernats promoter Chic Henry joins ACT Liberal Party ahead of 2016 seat bid

Former Summernats owner, Chic Henry, has taken up a position with the ACT Liberal Party.

Lisa Cox Summernats legend Chic Henry has joined the ACT Liberal Party and has his sights set on a seat in the ACT Legislative Assembly in 2016.

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Chief Minister Katy Gallagher welcomes cost-saving suggestions but sticks on buses

Lisa Cox Chief Minister rejects calls from territory's business community to cut spending on public transport.

ACT Land Development Agency takes on greenfield sites alone

Lisa Cox and Meredith Clisby The Land Development Agency has chosen to go it alone in developing greenfield sites for housing.

Feral deer cull one step closer for ACT

06 April 2011, NEWS, Canberra Times photo by Andrew Sheargold. DEER HUNTING. Canberra Deer hunter David carter pictured during an early morning hunt this week on a private property east of Canberra. SPECIAL 000

Lisa Cox The ACT government is a step closer to launching a cull of feral deer in territory reserves.

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Assembly church service faces boycott

Andrew Barr.

Lisa Cox ACT Labor and Greens MLAs are set to boycott for the second year running a multi-faith church service.

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ACT population growth expected to slow

Acting Chief Minister Andrew Andrew Barr.

Lisa Cox The ACT government will reduce its land release program as the territory's rate of population growth slows.

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Joy Burch slams Christopher Pyne's curriculum review

Lisa Cox, Fleta Page and Judith Ireland The ACT government has attacked a federal government review of the national school curriculum as an attempt to wield political influence in Australian classrooms.

Old Bus Depot facelift begins

The Bus Depot Markets building.

Lisa Cox Canberra's Old Bus Depot Markets have moved as the ACT government prepares for its $2 million facelift.

Jail smuggling: More contraband as prisoner numbers increase

Lisa Cox Crowding at Canberra's jail is partly to blame for an increase in banned items being smuggled into the prison.