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Ross Peake

Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

Amateur radio enthusiasts to beam Anzac Day messages from Canberra

Ross Peake In Saturday's pre-dawn darkness, amateur radio enthusiasts will climb Mount Ainslie to beam Anzac Day messages around the globe.

ACT economy shrouded by uncertainty

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Ross Peake The ACT's economy is shrouded by uncertainty, with with some people deciding to "hit the Hume" to leave Canberra and the retail sector flagging, according to an economic report released on Monday.

ACT economy's national ranking could slip further: CommSec Research

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Ross Peake The ACT economy's national ranking could slip further due to cuts in the public service, according to the latest snapshot of the national capital.

Hall Museum under threat from rent slug

Ross Peake The community-run Hall Museum, now hosting an emotional Anzac display, could close if the ACT government insists on charging rent.

PNG was a life-changing experience for Robyn Hendry

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Ross Peake Working in Papua New Guinea was a life-changing experience for Robyn Hendry, Canberra Business Chamber's new chief executive.

Lifeline says Canberra in 'crisis' as suicide rate climbs in wake of APS cuts


Ross Peake Lifeline Canberra calls on ACT government to do more to prevent suicide as PS cuts bite

ACT leads moves to soften ALP refugee policy

Ross Peake The left-leaning ACT branch of the Labor Party is pushing for changes to the party's policy on asylum seekers.

Bold change needed for child protection in the ACT


Ross Peake The ACT should follow New Zealand’s example by being bold enough to introduce family group conferencing to reduce the number of children going into care, according to a Canberra researcher.

Palm Sunday rally for refugees with Jon Stanhope

Crowds at the event.

Ross Peake Newly-minted ACT Senator Katy Gallagher will campaign for the Labor Party to soften its harsh policy on asylum seekers, at its national conference this year.

Election tally board finds a home at Old Parliament House

A section of the massive national tally board goes into storage.

Ross Peake The iconic tally board from the former national tally room, previously used for federal elections, will become part of history at Old Parliament House.

Katy Gallagher promises to stand up for Canberra

Katy Gallagher is congratulated by Senate president Senator Stephen Parry at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday.

Ross Peake New senator Katy Gallagher says she's not going to stand for the second-rate treatment dished out to Canberra by the Abbott government.

Nurses say hospital staffing levels 'decided by postcode'

Ross Peake Nurses will run a pop-up stall on Wednesday to call for staffing levels at Queanbeyan Hospital to be lifted to the same level as metropolitan hospitals.

NSW election - the buzz around the ACT

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Ross Peake Canberra’s denizens could be forgiven for not caring there’s an election battle happening just outside the territory’s borders.

Canberra light rail on international stage

Ross Peake Canberra's proposed light rail project will be given a boost at a conference on Thursday when it is compared favourably with a global renaissance for tram lines in smaller cities.

Restorative justice program in ACT a success

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Ross Peake When a victim of crime comes face to face with their offender under a program being run in Canberra, the results can be explosive but mostly, they leave happier.

A new 'Canberra Alliance' to hold government to its promises

Ross Peake A "Canberra Alliance" of more than 40 groups, including churches, environmental activists and unions, is expected to be formed to ensure grassroots voices are heard on community and national issues.

Canberra Treasury building could be sold to balance budget


Ross Peake Iconic building among six Canberra properties which could be sold to help the Abbott Government balance its budget.

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Dickson shopping centre development to be a slum?

Ross Peake The Dickson shopping centre development will result in small bedsitters perched on top of the new supermarkets only one story above noisy loading bays and smelly garbage compactors, according to...

How Canberra MPs see Queensland electoral tsunami

ACT Liberal Zed Seselja says the message from the Queensland election to Tony Abbott is not to take re-election for granted.

Ross Peake In aftermath of the Queensland election, federal and territory politicians draw strong parallels between agressive styles of Tony Abbott and Campbell Newman and say cuts to public service were a...

Jon Stanhope launches tirade against Bill Shorten over asylum seeker treatment

Jon Stanhope.

Ross Peake Former Labor ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has launched an angry and emotional tirade on his party  for its treatment of asylum seekers.