Ross Peake Google+

Ross Peake

Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

Foster care changes designed to help all parties

Ross Peake Big changes are coming for foster care in the ACT that will benefit both children in care and the adults who look after them.

How will ACT fare in the federal budget?

Ross Peake Katy Gallagher is bracing for Canberra to receive a "big hit" in Tuesday's federal budget but is predicting the impact will not be as bad as the federal cuts in 1996.

Canberra's possums cute and cuddly, but such pests too

A possum caught in a Canberra bedroom

Ross Peake Is there any possible way we can rid ourselves of the ''problem'' of possums in Canberra? Or are they just too cute to be a pest?

Joe Hockey attacks wind turbines as 'utterly offensive'

Not a fan: Joe Hockey and a wind farm near Lake George.

Ross Peake and Peter Hannam Treasurer Joe Hockey has attacked windfarms as “utterly offensive and “a blight on the landscape” in the latest sign that the Abbott government has support for the renewable energy...

Andrew Barr's partner goes feral over possums

Neil Harvey with one of his possum boxes outside a home in Griffith.

Ross Peake Anthony Toms, the partner of ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr, has begun a campaign to have the law changed to stop possums – ‘‘evil fur balls’’ - eating his veggie garden.

Public Service cuts take bite into ACT economy says CommSec State of the States

Ross Peake The ACT’s economy has slipped dramatically in the national ratings as cuts in the public service bite into business confidence.

Comments 22

Zed Seselja has radical plan to revitalise Tuggeranong

24th September 2012, Canberra Times, News Photos by Karleen Minney. Tuggeranong valley from the top of Mt Taylor. generic

Ross Peake Tuggeranong should be extended to the west side of the Murrumbidgee River to bring more people to the region, Liberal senator Zed Seselja said.

Tuggeranong: sick lake and struggling town

Tuggeranong valley

Ross Peake Nappy Valley is turning grey - and that's bad news for the Tuggeranong Town Centre

Anzace eve peace vigil will raise awareness of earlier wars

Ross Peake The Australian War Memorial will stop work on its Anzac Day preparations on Thursday evening to allow a peace vigil to use the parade ground.

Fallen soldiers to watch over 'powerful' Anzac Day dawn service

ANZAC Day

Ross Peake Haunting images of the faces of the 40 Australians killed in Afghanistan will be projected on the wall of the Australian War Memorial just before this year's Anzac Day dawn service.

Repeat of royal Lone Pine planting, 80 years on

Ross Peake The visiting royals will plant on Friday at the Australian War Memorial a sapling grown from the historic Lone Pine that was planted there by the Duke of Gloucester in 1934.

Canberra Airport awaits signal for take-off

Manager of Canberra Airport Stephen Byron.

Ross Peake On Boxing Day each year, Stephen Byron faces up to the perils and challenges of being wet and tired on a yacht racing from Sydney to Hobart

Canberra Airport feeling the pinch from federal cutbacks

Manager of Canberra Airport Stephen Byron.

Ross Peake Canberra Airport is predicting a slide in revenue from federal public servants having their wings clipped.

Badgerys Creek no hurdle to Canberra Airport's success, say business leaders

Badgerys Creek

Ross Peake The ACT business community believes Canberra Airport will be established as a hub for international flights many years before a new airport is able to open at Badgery's Creek.

Comments 9

Canberra voices raised, emotions high in Garema place pro-refugee demonstration

Break the Silence: Rally for Refugees at Garema Place.

Ross Peake Thousands turn up for pro-refugee rally in Civic as protests sweep nation.

Comments 24

ACT plans nation's first suicide prevention safe-house

Rock legend Angry Anderson.

Ross Peake Australia's first suicide-safe house will be set up in the ACT if a nationwide appeal to be launched on Monday is successful.

Roadshow hopes to attract foreign investors for ACT projects

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has defended the delay in the government's response.

Ross Peake The ACT government is about to embark on an ''investment roadshow'' to drum up support for infrastructure projects.

Canberra's dreams need prioritising

<i></i>

Ross Peake Canberra has big dreams for the kind of city it wants to become but the projects being pushed will need deep pockets or considerable patience.

Thousands expected to rally in protest at 'harsh' treatment of asylum seekers

Ross Peake Organisers expect a big crowd to show their objection to the ''harsh, selfish and xenophobic'' policies of the major parties.