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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.

An arboretum to beam over

Lisa Cox THE early idea for 100 forests and 100 gardens came to architect Peter Tonkin while he was walking through some cork oaks.

Forever y-oars

Sunday. Members of the Burley Griffin Canoe Club, Justin Channels and his bride, Jay Crawford, were married at Molonglo Reach, in front of the club rooms.

Lisa Cox Canberra groom kayaks up Molonglo River to wedding ceremony.

Kingston apartment site shut down by WorkSafe

NEWS - (R) CFMEU Secretary Dean Hall stands at the Aurora apartments this morning as workers are ordered of the site so a safety inspection can take place.

Lisa Cox WorkSafe ACT has shut down a Kingston Foreshore building site where an electrical apprentice suffered an electric shock last week.

Ex-teacher 'couldn't keep out of politics'

Former ACT Minister, Bill Wood.

Lisa Cox It was some words from his father that spurred Bill Wood on through his 20 years in politics.

Work safety chief lashes site manager

CFMEU negotiators enter the Kingston foreshore apartment worksite.

Lisa Cox, Hamish Boland-Rudder The ACT's Work Safety Commissioner has lashed out at the manager of a Kingston Foreshore building site over its response to a workplace accident on Thursday.

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Young woman hurt in Kingston site accident

Mark McCabe.

Lisa Cox WorkSafe ACT is investigating another Canberra building site after an electrical apprentice suffered an electric shock at an apartment site.

Call to toughen bag ban

Plastic shopping bags. Lisa Charles with daughter Savanna age 4.

Lisa Cox Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury wants the government's ban on lightweight plastic bags tightened.

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Dunne's church service shunned by majority

News. Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury at the ACT Legislative Assembly during question time.  27 November 2012     Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Lisa Cox Balance-of-power MLA Shane Rattenbury says Canberra Liberal Vicki Dunne is taking the role of Speaker backwards with her plans for a Christian commencement service for the ACT Legislative Assembly.

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Assembly religious spat escalates

The Chronicle. 9-10-12. Candidate profiles. Vicki Dunne

Lisa Cox, Noel Towell Religious tension between the ACT’s Chief Minister and the Speaker of the Assembly has escalated nearly three weeks before the chamber is first due to sit.

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Car theft on the radar after spike in 2012

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, speaks to media.

Christopher Knaus and Lisa Cox Canberra police will put more resources into tackling car theft after a spike marred an otherwise positive year for crime in the territory.

Lawyers' largesse in insurance debate

Noor Blumer.

Lisa Cox Three of Canberra's biggest personal injury lawyers spent almost $50,000 last year on donations to political parties that were opposed to the ACT government's reforms to motor registration...

Taylor third high-profile Liberal exit

Opposition leader Zed Seselja.

Lisa Cox THE Canberra Liberals have lost another powerbroker with Victoria Taylor resigning as the party's general secretary.

Goodness of her art for fire victims

Margaret Hadfield, local Canberra artist organises a fundraiser and invites artists to donate their art works to help fire victims.

Lisa Cox CANBERRA artist Margaret Hadfield-Zorgdrager learned her skills painting the landscapes of the Warrumbungles.

Suspected Majura Park gas leak

Lisa Cox Majura Park shopping centre evacuated due to suspected gas leak.

Feeding stock is the next problem

News
Live stock moving across a property at Jugiong near Yass was almost completely burnt out after a bush fire swept through the area
09 January 2013
The Canberra Times
Jay Cronan

Lisa Cox Farmers on burnt-out properties in southern NSW are desperately seeking feed supplies for sheep and cattle that have survived the bushfires this week.

Firefighters brace for more heat and high winds

Members of the Bungendore RFS take some time out.

Lisa Cox, Christopher Knaus, Stephanie Anderson Strong winds and rising temperatures are the main concerns for crews fighting the Cobbler Road blaze near Yass, as bushfires continue to burn around the region.

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Nimmitabel homes spared, but stock losses could cut deep

News
Residents and RSF on sight of a major bushfire on Mount Forest Road near Cooma.
08 January 2012
The Canberra Times
Photo: Jay Cronan

Lisa Cox Hopes are building in Nimmitabel as owners return to their properties to discover their homes have been spared, But reports are emerging of devastating livestock losses.

Nature's fury kept at bay ... for now

Residents and RSF on sight of a major bushfire on Mount Forest Road near Cooma.

Christopher Knaus, Lisa Cox, and Bianca Hall The ACT emerged largely unscathed from Tuesday's horror fire conditions, but authorities have warned the danger is far from over.

Winds to blame for blackouts amid surges

Strong winds over Canberra brought down tree branches near the lake on Tuesday.

Lisa Cox More than 8500 homes and businesses were left without power on Tuesday and demand for electricity surged as the city sweltered in temperatures above 35 degrees.

Summer stalks capital again

NEWS:A grass fire burnt through over 70 hectares of land just south of Gunning, to the ACT's north on Monday. The fire, which left one firefighter with burns to his face and hands, was contained by 5.30pm. 7th January 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

John Thistleton, Lisa Cox and Christopher Knaus A total fire ban has been declared across the ACT as emergency services face the kind of extreme conditions which created Canberra's devastating 2003 firestorm.