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Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

Katy Gallagher and Shane Rattenbury's Labor-Greens pact stable despite policy grumbles

Ross Peake Katy Gallagher and Shane Rattenbury are now halfway through the four-year term of the parliamentary agreement that allowed Labor to retain power. How well is the arrangement operating?

ACT unionists protest against cuts in penalty rates in Canberra on Thursday

Ross Peake ACT unionists protest against cuts in penalty rates in Canberra on Thursday

Prison needle exchange row is holding up guards' pay rise, says Community and Public Sector Union

Ross Peake The prison guards' bargaining agreement has expired but the needle exchange row is stopping it from being replaced.

Governor-General Peter Cosgrove greets visitors at Government House open day

Governor-General Peter Cosgrove meets, rear from left, Paris Morris 12, Catherine Morris, Eleana Campbell, 1, front from left, William Campbell, 5, and Amity Morris, 7, during the Government House open day. Lady Lynne Cosgrove can be seen in the background in black.

Ross Peake Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove was surrounded with tight security as he greeted visitors to Yarralumla on Sunday.

Paid parking, penalty rate cuts savage low-paid workers

Ross Peake Low-paid workers in Canberra are going to be hit harder than public servants by paid parking and also face the possible loss of penalty rates.

The future of public housing in Canberra

Ross Peake The debate over changes to public housing in Canberra has been raging for years. While tearing down dilapidated units is undoubtedly good news for developers, what will does it mean for the...

Joggers beat cars onto Majura Parkway

Lifeline Canberra boss Carrie Leeson and Mount Majura Winery winemaker Frank van de Loo check out the Majura Parkway ahead of a fun run to be held there in November.

Ross Peake Runners and walkers will be given the unique opportunity to use the brand new Majura Parkway before it opens to traffic.

High price of housing could squeeze key workers out of ACT

ACT Shelter executive officer Leigh Watson.

Ross Peake Low-paid workers in key areas such as aged care may be forced out of the ACT because they are not able to afford housing.

Morris Carpenter: Why I came to Canberra after travelling the world

Ross Peake The family of jailed cameraman Morris Carpenter are loving their new life in Canberra following Mr Carpenter's release.

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Albert Hall welcomes new citizens

Ross Peake A citizenship ceremony will be staged this week at Albert Hall – the same venue where the first citizenship ceremony in Australia took place in 1949.

Big yellow bus stops in Canberra R U OK campaign

Ross Peake A yellow bus will arrive in Canberra on Wednesday as its crew winds up a trip around Australia to “put mateship back on track”.

Canberra Times Fun Run 2014 raises more than $110,000 for charity

Fun run

Ross Peake The thousands of Canberra people pounding the pavement in crisp Spring weather have raised more than $110,000 for charity.

The political power of kitchen table conversations

Professor Bob Douglas at home in Aranda.

Ross Peake The opinions of Canberra's suburbs are credited with more importance than you might think.

John Howard curates exhibition on Robert Menzies at Old Parliament House

Sir Robert Menzies and his wife, Dame Pattie.

Ross Peake An exhibition about Australia's longest-serving prime minister, and curated by former leader John Howard, is being staged to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Menzies' first prime ministership.

The battle to save Dickson grove in Canberra

Power to the people.

Ross Peake ''Power to the people'' the late, great John Lennon did sing. They were listening extra hard in Canberra reports Ross Peake.

Protest may save threatened Dickson park

Canberrans have been enjoying Dickson Pool for many long, hot summers. Now a small park near the pool is under threat from developers.

Ross Peake A small park at Dickson under threat from bulldozers may be saved after a strong community protest against its imminent destruction.

Tony Abbott hit with questions over funding cut to the Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial.

Ross Peake The federal government attempted to deflect criticism over a funding cut to the Australian War Memorial's travelling exhibitions by pointing to money promised for a larger exhibition for the...

End of the road: Union labels end of War Memorial's travelling exhibitions a 'sad state of affairs'

Australian War Memorial

Ross Peake Thousands of Australians will be robbed of the chance to participate in the commemoration of Australia's history because of funding cuts that have halted the War Memorial's travelling exhibitions, a...

War memorial ends travelling exhibitions due to shock DVA funding cut

Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson with artist Ben Quilty's ''After Afghanistan'' series.

Ross Peake Funding cuts have forced the Australian War Memorial to cancel a travelling exhibition to commemorate the centenary of World War I.

The future of Woden's town centre: will it be heaven or hell?

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Ross Peake Woden town centre is a land of contrasts, with sparkly glass-sided buildings and abandoned windswept squares.