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Ross Peake

Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

Last Post ceremony at War Memorial draws huge crowds to hear sad stories

Ross Peake Presentations of biographies of individual servicemen and servicewomen on roll of honour strike a chord.

Former ACT senator Gary Humphries now sits in judgment

Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Gary Humphries, at work.

Ross Peake It's quite a change of pace for former ACT Liberal senator Gary Humphries who now hears cases at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, writes Ross Peake.

Row at Dickson over new name for street

 Jane Goffman.

Ross Peake The proposed name for a street at the Dickson shopping centre will invite ridicule and imply "something noxious or harmful", the ACT government has been told.

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UC to help upgrade nurse training in Tonga

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Ross Peake The University of Canberra will help upgrade the training of nurses in Tonga, a move that may reach other nations in the Pacific, writes Ross Peake.

Katy Gallagher and Zed Seselja in bitter stoush over gay marriage

Facing off again: Katy Gallagher and Zed Seselja.

Ross Peake and Latika Bourke The ACT's senators are involved in a personal stoush as tension mounts in federal parliament over gay marriage.

Controversial fence at Parliament House approved to improve security despite architect's opposition

Ross Peake The National Capital Authority has given the go-ahead to a controversial plan to build a fence around the ministerial wing at Parliament House.

No Liberal Party challenge to ACT senator Zed Seselja

Senator Zed Seselja, left and ACT Roads Minister, Mick Gentleman cut the ribbon at the ceremony.

Ross Peake Senator Zed Seselja will not be challenged for Liberal Party preselection for the election.

Pressure on car parks causes problems at Parliament House

Parking at Parliament House is under pressure.

Ross Peake Pressure on reserved car parks at Parliament House has risen after paid parking was introduced, including in the public car park, although most don't stay long enough to pay the fee.

Zed Seselja and Tony Abbott disagree on same sex marriage referendum

Ross Peake ACT Liberal Zed Seselja called on Sunday for a referendum on same sex marriage, before Prime Minister Tony Abbott ruled out holding the national vote.

Senate to question plan for security fence at Parliament House

Australian Federal Police officers at the entrance to Parliament House.

Ross Peake  The embattled Department of Parliamentary Services is expected to be questioned at Senate Estimates on Monday (may25) about the $108 million security upgrade at Parliament House.

Ghost house - former Yugoslavian embassy at Red Hill to be demolished

Macedonian ambassador Vele Trpevski  in front of the abandoned Yugoslavian embassy in Red Hill.

Ross Peake Luxury townhouses to be built on site of former embassy

Why the empty guardhouses at Parliament House?

Four unused security guardhouses on the perimeter of Parliament House are unkept and dirty.

Ross Peake Why are new gatehouses being built at Parliament House as part of a $108 million security upgrade when four of the original guardhouses are disused?

Planning consultant Jane Goffman's battle close to home

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Ross Peake It was a slow beginning for Jane Goffman as she morphed from behind-the-scenes professional to community activist and public provocateur.

Amateur radio enthusiasts to beam Anzac Day messages from Canberra

Amateur radio enthusiast Amanda Hawes will be camping out on Mount Ainslie on Anzac Day to do a commemorative broadcast.

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

Andrew Barr.

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

Ross Peake.

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.