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Ross Peake

Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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.

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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

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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.

Homeless in Canberra: When living in comfort is out of reach

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Ross Peake Not everyone in Canberra is on the big bucks, and for many doing it rough on the streets there’s little light in the tunnel, reports Ross Peake.

Homeless head to Canberra as mercury drops

Magnet town: New arrivals are putting a strain on resources in the capital.

Ross Peake New arrivals put extra strain on resources.

Proposed light rail from Gungahlin to Civic is being both lauded and criticised

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Ross Peake If you live in Gungahlin, you will be able to ride on the light rail to Civic in a few years. It will be a fast, smooth ride.

Light rail link to boost Canberra, predicts urban planner

Artists impression of the proposed Canberra light rail.

Ross Peake An urban planning expert is encouraging the ACT government to proceed with its ambitious plan for a light rail to link the populous Gungahlin area to Civic.

Floodgate anchor bolts replaced

Ross Peake Replacement of the corroded floodgate anchor bolts in Scrivener Dam has been completed, according to the National Capital Authority.

Vibrant waterfront in our DNA

Ross Peake In his first extensive interview as chief executive of the National Capital Authority, Malcolm Snow reveals his passion to ''mix things up'' a bit, Ross Peake writes.

ACT whips up debate with wind farm plans

Ross Peake Canberra's neighbouring MPs say they are being treated as ''the ACT's junkyard'' as the national capital aggressively boosts funding for wind farms in the region.

New business leader Kate Carnell puts weekend penalty rates on notice

Ross Peake Former ACT Chief Minister Kate Carnell has signalled she will take a hard line against weekend penalty rates when she takes over the leadership of a national business lobby group.

ACT's controversial former chief minister Kate Carnell has returned to the main game selling a forceful message

Ross Peake After being forced to resign as ACT Chief Minister all those years ago, Kate Carnell is returning to the national capital with a new image

Wind farms: Canberra wants 90% of power home-grown

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Ross Peake The ACT can boast it is leading the nation in the drive to use solar and wind power to heat and cool our homes

MPs worried about loss of local content with proposed media ownership changes

Local media.

Ross Peake MPs are concerned that changes to media ownership may result in less local content, particularly television news.