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Ross Peake

Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

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

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

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

ACT homebuyers: leaks their biggest woe

Ross Peake Consumer protection laws aren't working, reports ROSS PEAKE. Shoddy builders rise, fail, but rebirth and rise again

Canberra Ford Mustang fans eagerly await new model

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Ross Peake Canberra owners of classic Ford Mustangs are keenly awaiting the first shipment of the new model, due in Australia next year.

Building a more vibrant Canberra city centre

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Ross Peake The debate over bulldozing the Sydney and Melbourne buildings is sparking a broader debate about the future of Civic that has implications for all Canberrans.

Release Civic skyline from blandness: city planner

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Ross Peake Civic should be released from the blandness of uniform building heights to allow it to develop a more interesting skyline, according to a city planner.

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Ailing Casino Canberra may have hit the jackpot

Ross Peake A Hong Kong billionaire is about to throw a lifeline to the ailing Casino Canberra.

Parliament House security cuts in the pipeline

Ross Peake Spending on security at Parliament House in Canberra may have to be reduced along with cuts to other services in the building.

Memories of pride and joy as Governor-General Quentin Bryce says goodbye

Governor General Quentin Bryce.

Ross Peake Quentin Bryce recalled tears of sadness and joy as she reminisced about her five-year term as Governor-General.

'Lean years' coming for ACT with PS job cuts

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Ross Peake The cuts to the federal public service will hit Canberra harder than Holden's job losses will affect South Australia.

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Ministers forced to approve last-minute millions

Ross Peake Ministers were forced to approve tens of millions of dollars in last-minute spending on Parliament House just weeks before the opening.

Parliament portraits proving too popular?

Ross Peake The portraits at Parliament House of former prime ministers are proving to be a magnet for visitors wanting a picture of themselves with a famous Australian.

Labor plan was for Calvary to go private

Ross Peake The Hawke Labor government seriously considered breaking the promise to fund the operating deficit of Calvary Hospital, which would have closed all its public beds.