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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.

Gay couples' small trip to Canberra, but huge leap towards marriage equality

Nick Toscano, Michael Inman and Lisa Cox Peter Darcy and Andrew Buchanan didn't have cold feet, but nerves were running high as uncertainty loomed over their wedding plans.

Bill worth $20K for Zed Seselja's 2012 campaign charged to assembly, Gary Humphries

Zed Seselja.

Lisa Cox A $20,000 bill for Zed Seselja's 2012 ACT election campaign was charged to the ACT Legislative Assembly and former senator Gary Humphries.

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Chance for same-sex marriages after High Court reserves decision

Same sex marriage.

Lisa Cox and Michael Inman The ACT will host the first same-sex marriages in Australia this weekend, after the High Court reserved its decision in the Commonwealth's challenge to the territory laws.

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The ACT's same-sex marriage battle begins

Ivan Hinton, left and Chris Teoh.

Lisa Cox, Michael Inman He has become one of the high-profile faces of the same-sex marriage movement, but as he walked into the High Court on Tuesday, Ivan Hinton was "just one man".

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Same-sex marriage ruling may be finalised this week

Same sex marriage.

Lisa Cox Same-sex couples could know by the end of this week if they are able to marry under the ACT's marriage equality law.

ACT Liberals fined $16.5K for failing to comply with gift disclosure laws

News. The first sitting of the new ACT Assembly since last year's
election with Liberal MLA, Jeremy Hanson, front left, as leader. He is
joined by Alistair Coe, front right, as his deputy, with new members,
Giulia Jones and Andrew Wall behind them. 12th. February 2013
Photograph by Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.


Lisa Cox The ACT Liberal Party has been fined more than $15,000 for failing to comply with the territory's electoral disclosure laws for gifts and donations.

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Gay Marriage: On threshold of making history

(left) Joel Player and Alan Wright will be amongst the first Australian same sex couples to tie the knot.

Lisa Cox When the clock strikes 12.01am on December 7, Joel Player and Alan Wright will exchange vows and cement their place in history.

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Seeing red: Nearly 1000 Santas take part in Variety Santa Fun Run

Hannah Rankin 5 from Pearce.

Lisa Cox Nearly 1000 Santas had a joly time joining in Canberra's Variety Santa Fun Run.

Canberrans urged to drop the 'glass jaw'

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher responds to news of the ACT Liberal parties serious breaches of legal obligations with regard to staff attendance records.

Lisa Cox Canberrans are more passionate about their city than ever, but are sensitive to perceptions that their home is ''boring''.

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ACT government bill will introduce wider gender identification

Simon Corbell

Lisa Cox The ACT government has called on the other states and territory to recognise transgender and intersex people in ID documents.

Exclusivity legislation for up-for-sale ACTTAB


Lisa Cox The ACT government will move to protect ACTTAB's monopoly in the territory once the betting agency is privatised.

ACT Govt breached workplace laws in overpaying ambulance workers

New ACT Ambulance equipment has encountered serious

Christopher Knaus and Lisa Cox Government breached workplace laws when it mistakenly overpaid ambulance workers up to $56,000 in leave entitlements.

Steve and Alison Hall's son Noah was born against the odds

Parents Alison and Steve Hall and baby Noah.

Lisa Cox When he was 14 years old, becoming a father was the last thing on Steve Hall's mind.

Australian Marriage Equality seeking to be heard in defence of same-sex marriage laws

The ACT government risks

Lisa Cox Australian Marriage Equality is seeking to be heard by the High Court in defence of the ACT's same-sex marriage law.

ACT Legislative Assembly cabinet to grow

The Legislative Assembly, Civic.

Peter Jean, Lisa Cox Chief Minister will delay appointing a sixth member of cabinet until a new ministerial suite is constructed.

We rate them: four Labor backbenchers vying to be the ACT's sixth minister

The four Labor backbenchers vying to be the sixth minster: Mick Gentleman, Mary Porter, Chris Bourke and Yvette Berry.

Peter Jean, Lisa Cox We rate the four backbench Labor MLAs who could soon be vying to the ACT government's sixth minister.

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Secure mental health unit at risk of failure, warns Public Advocate

Lisa Cox The ACT's Public Advocate fears the territory's long-awaited secure mental health unit will fail because too many different types of patients will be held in the one facility.

ACT Government to sell betting agency ACTTAB

Andrew Barr - ACTTAB

Lisa Cox The sale of the territory's betting agency ACTTAB will result in job losses, the ACT government has warned.

Canberra Liberals hit by new fund allegations

Jeremy Hanson

Lisa Cox The Canberra Liberals are battling fresh claims they breached the territory's financial disclosure laws.

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ACT Liberals correct financial returns

21 October 2012.  News.  Journalist Peter Jean Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.   Elections ACT Staff members continue counting ballots at the ACT Electoral Office in Belconnen. GENERIC

Lisa Cox The ACT Liberals have resubmitted financial returns after claims they failed to declare hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt.

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