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Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

More NBN for Canberra as three-year roll out plan announced

Ross Peake Around 81,000 Canberra and Queanbeyan homes are a step closer to having national broadband network access.

High rents in ACT mean some people can't buy food or see a dentist or doctor

Ross Peake High rents in Canberra mean many people on low incomes cannot afford to see a dentist or a doctor and struggle with heating bills, according to a report released on Thursday.

March to save penalty rates descends on office of Liberal MP

Ross Peake and Katie Burgess Union delegates representing Canberra's lowest paid workers walk on MPs office to demand no change to Sunday penalty rates.

PM lends weight to Canberra-led campaign to help 60,000 sick kids who are missing school

Ross Peake PM lends weight to Canberra-led campaign to help 60,000 sick kids missing out on schooling.

Refugee rally in Canberra hears of terror of bombardment

Hundreds march in support of refugees at a rally in Garema Place.

Ross Peake Traffic was blocked briefly in cental Canberra as the crowd marched through city streets, chanting for refugees to be freed.

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Anti-Poverty Week in Canberra wants to focus on the battlers

Ross Peake Anti-Poverty Week in Canberra wants to focus on the battlers

Refugee whistleblower will tell Canberra rally he saw a child bashed on Nauru

Nauru whistle-blower and former Save the Children worker Toby (Tobias) Gunn will speak about his experiences at a protest in Canberra at the weekend.

Ross Peake Refugee whistleblower speaks out ahead of Canberra rally

Canberra households want to monitor water use in real time

Ellen Schwab, digital education and engagement officer at Icon Water, with the Cotter Dam wall behind her.

Ross Peake Most Canberra households want to monitor their water usage in real time and are more willing than other Australians to spend a bit extra to make their homes more efficient.

International students in Canberra combine to fight exploitation

Ross Peake Student leaders say the federal government must relax its limit on how long overseas students can work.

What's the future for planning in the ACT? The National Capital Authority doesn't want you to know

Ross Peake This is a story the National Capital Authority doesn't want you to read, apparently.

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Shane Rattenbury backed on move to protect Lyneham Oval

Brindabella Christian College's plan to build a two-storey sports pavilion and car park on Lyneham Oval has been blocked.

Ross Peake Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury has been solidly congratulated by some Lyneham residents, in contrast to those saying he should have allowed more debate on a controversial project for the...

Canberra's IKEA builds towards November opening day

Countdown: IKEA Canberra store manager Mark Mitchinson.

Ross Peake A firm opening date has been set, and it's not that far off.

Shane Rattenbury criticised for not allowing more debate on controversial project for Lyneham oval

Brindabella Christian College's plan to build a two-storey sports pavilion and car park on Lyneham Oval has been squashed.

Ross Peake Shane Rattenbury criticised for not allowing more debate on controversial project for Lyneham oval

Staff at Gungahlin Crust Pizza win backpay after complaints about their conditions

Former Crust pizza delivery driver Priya De has raised concerns about pay conditions.

Ross Peake Gungahlin Crust Pizza staff have won backpay after complaints about their working conditions were aired.

Gungahlin pizza store accused of underpaying drivers

Former Crust pizza delivery driver Priya De has raised concerns about pay conditions.

Ross Peake Pizza delivery store is accused of underpaying some drivers, including international students.

The forgotten side of the street in Canberra's broadband network

Peter Elford, president of the Gungahlin Community Council standing between the digital divide in Casey.

Ross Peake One side of Ashton Calvert Street street has antiquated internet service, while the other side streaks ahead with superior connections.

Canberra Alliance for Participatory Democracy launched to empower citizens

Professor Bob Douglas, one of the organisers of the Canberra Alliance for Participatory Democracy, is hoping to start 'kitchen table conversations' in Canberra.

Ross Peake Canberra people are being encouraged to become more involved in decisions being made about the city's future, such as housing and public transport.

Lyneham residents call for new approach to managing oval development

Ross Peake Lyneham residents want the ACT Government to adopt community-led management for the suburb, which could be a role model for the rest of Canberra.

Lyneham residents appalled at attack by Christian college

Brindabella Christian College is at odds with the Lyneham community.

Ross Peake Lyneham residents are appalled at being accused by Brindabella Christian college of conducting a "deceptive and misleading" campaign against the school's plan to build a community sports facility on...

Overseas students are good for Canberra – and vice versa

The ANU has unveiled plans for a new $53 million student residence.

Ross Peake When the Olympic flame came to Canberra in 2008, so did the Chinese students.