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Ross Peake

Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

Joggers beat cars onto Majura Parkway

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.

National Capital Authority too powerful, says Liberal senator

Liberal Senator Zed Seselja believes the territory should be able to make its own decisions on new roads and suburbs without needing approval from the federal authority.

Ross Peake The National Capital Authority’s grip on all parts of Canberra should be loosened, according to Zed Seselja.

Hopes for hipster precinct in revamp of Woden town centre

Bondi Hipster Christiaan Van Vuuren who is a comedian who mocks the hipster subculture.

Ross Peake Work is about to begin on several projects for the revamp of Woden town centre including the long overdue construction of a new bus interchange.

Refugee embassy to pop up for protest rally

John Minns, of the ANU, said refugees were being

Ross Peake Refugee advocates will set up a "refugee embassy" outside the office of the Immigration Department in Belconnen on Tuesday to protest against Australia's treatment of asylum seekers.

Concerns to be raised at meeting over Dickson car park

Ross Peake The plan to cut down 27 trees for a “temporary” car park in Dickson is expected to draw strong objections during a community meeting on Wednesday evening.

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Tenders called for contractor to build indigenous drug and alcohol retreat

Rod Little, chairman of the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body, said his group had been pushing strongly for the farm project.

Ross Peake The ACT government is finally taking steps to build an indigenous bush retreat for drug and alcohol rehabilitation near Tharwa.

ACT group making its mark in Aboriginal and Islander welfare

From left, ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Elected Body. New member, Jo Chivers, Chairman, Rod Little and Deputy Chair, Di Collins.

Ross Peake The first job of the newly-elected members of the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body is making their group better known.