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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.

Hospitals fiddling surgery waiting lists, say doctors

Waiting lists.

Lisa Cox, Peter Jean The ACT government has been accused of allowing some patients to languish on elective surgery waiting lists.

ACT govt considers third gender category

Attorney-General Simon Corbell.

Lisa Cox The ACT government is considering laws to recognise intersex and transgender people in identity documents.

Libs leader coy on debt claims

Lisa Cox Hanson refuses to comment on party's deepening woes following allegations party bosses did not declare up to $436,000 in debt.

Claims Libs' full debt not reported

Liberal party balloons

Lisa Cox The Canberra Liberals have been plunged deeper into crisis amid allegations party bosses did not report hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt to electoral authorities and rank-and-file members.

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Children eat better, but miss their vegetables

Healthy food.

Lisa Cox Nearly 60 per cent of Canberra children do not consume the recommended daily serve of vegetables.

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It's a date...couples sign up for December weddings

Michelle Stockwell and Annabel Scholes with their dog Beau.

Lisa Cox Michelle Stockwell and Annabel Scholes paid a deposit to their wedding celebrant three years ago. At the time, the Canberra couple did not think they would have to wait so long to hold the wedding.

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Struggling rights agencies may merge

Lisa Cox The ACT's human rights agencies could be merged to help them deal with an escalating case load.

Faulkner steps away from Libs presidency

Lisa Cox Former Zed Seselja staffer Tio Faulkner has stepped down as president of the Canberra Liberals.

Office merger on the table amid resources shortage

ACT Human Rights and Discrimination Commissioner Helen Watchirs.

Lisa Cox The ACT government will consider merging the offices of the Human Rights Commissioner, the Public Advocate and the Victims of Crime Commissioner to address a resources shortage in those offices, a...

Greens scream for ice-cream to mark big year

Peter Jean and Lisa Cox There was no Melbourne Cup Day lunch or sweeps in Shane Rattenbury's office on Tuesday.

Libs late to declare donations

The Canberra liberals have failed to declare more than $80,000 in gifts and donations.

Lisa Cox The Canberra Liberals have failed to declare more than $80,000 in gifts and donations in 30 days under the ACT's financial disclosure laws.

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High Court sets date for same-sex marriage hearing

same sex marriage

Lisa Cox The High Court will hear a challenge to the legality of the ACT's same-sex marriage law on December 3 and 4 - before any marriages will be able to take place.

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Breakaway group plans to take Liberals back to 'broad church'

Gary Humphries.

Peter Jean and Lisa Cox A new "ginger group" of Liberal members and supporters is determined to shake up the ACT division of the party.

Liberals' claim rates will triple 'ignores population growth'

Jeremy Hanson in the ACT Legislative Assembly.

Lisa Cox and Peter Jean The tabling of documents in the Legislative Assembly sparks political row over the impact tax reforms will have on household rates.

ACT Government to move to increase number of ministers

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

Lisa Cox and Peter Jean Chief Minister Katy Gallagher will move this morning to increase the number of ministers in the ACT Legislative Assembly.

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New laws will end sex crime legal loopholes

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Christopher Knaus, Lisa Cox The ACT government will introduce new laws on Thursday to fix anomalies preventing the successful prosecution of historic child sex offenders, drawing praise from victim support workers.

Same-sex marriage laws won't be amended by ACT Government

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

Lisa Cox and Peter Jean The ACT government has decided against amending its same-sex marriage law.

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Fear over marriage changes

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher is wary of making further changes to the ACT's new same-sex marriage law.

Lisa Cox Katy Gallagher is wary of making further changes to the ACT's new same-sex marriage law.

ACT crime rates falling

Lisa Cox Crime in the territory continues to fall, according to the latest round of quarterly crime figures.

Heavy pay for light rail leader

Artist?s impression of the proposed Canberra light rail.  Pictured is the Gungahlin interchange. Image supplied.

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Lisa Cox Head of ACT government's Capital Metro Agency set to be territory's second-highest paid public servant.

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