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Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

Government buying cheap imports, manufacturers complain

Ross Peake Paper and clothing manufacturers are complaining bitterly about the flood of cheap imports and calling for the Abbott government to have the political courage to ''buy Australian'' even as it slashes...

Cabinet had to resolve future of Jervis Bay

Naval ships from several countries gather in Jervis Bay.

Ross Peake The Hawke government had to deal with the future of Jervis Bay as it wrestled with imposing self-government on the ACT.

Flemming blames sacking on vendetta

Air Vice-Marshall, Jim Flemming.

Ross Peake The Air Force officer who was sacked as director of the Australian War Memorial says he was the victim of a left-wing vendetta.

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Democrats helped shape ACT electoral system

Gordon Scholes, pictured here at a press conference in September 1984.

Ross Peake As the ACT approached self-government, federal cabinet changed its mind after pressure from the Democrats on which electoral model to adopt for the Legislative Assembly.

Cabinet papers 1986-87: Police had concerns over casino for ACT

Casino

Ross Peake Police had serious concerns that a casino in Canberra would attract interstate criminals, professional gamblers and ''cheats''.

Casino life interesting? A safe bet

Ross Peake Bernie Morris once saw a gobsmacking $1 million bet placed on the table where she was a baccarat dealer.

Hope for brain damage reversal in premature babies

Ross Peake It may be possible to partially reverse brain damage in premature babies, according to research to be published on Thursday.

National Arboretum Canberra visitor numbers tipped to soar

Ross Peake Almost half a million people have visited the National Arboretum Canberra since its opening in February.

Contract will put paid to free parking

A contract has been signed to put pay parking in central Canberra.

Ross Peake A multimillion-dollar contract has been signed to put paid parking in central Canberra in a move that will affect thousands of commuters.

PM holding line - no indication of conscience vote

Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Ross Peake Despite furious demands for national leadership on gay marriage, Prime Minister Tony Abbott remained mute on Thursday amid the tumultuous reaction to the High Court's unanimous decision to strike out...

Same-sex marriage bill overturned: reaction to the High Court judgment

Australian High court hands down ruling on same sex marriages. Ivan Hinton, spokesperson.

Lisa Cox, Michael Inman and Ross Peake Reaction to the High Court's decision on same-sex marriage laws.

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Same-sex marriage laws overturned by High Court

marriage

Michael Inman, Lisa Cox, Ross Peake The High Court has overturned Australia’s first same-sex marriage law.

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Gloss wears off National Capital Exhibition

the Regatta Point building, which now houses the National Capital Exhibition.

Ross Peake The National Capital Exhibition overlooking Lake Burley Griffin is losing its attraction for visitors to Canberra, particularly for those from overseas.

Canberrans urged to save money by catching public transport rather than drive to work

ACTION bus at the Civic Interchange.

Ross Peake Canberra's commuters could save thousands of dollars a year by catching the bus to work, says a report to be published on Thursday.

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Blow for nuclear veterans as Human Rights Commission rejects complaint

Alan Batchelor Maralinga nuclear testing veteran with a box of evidence related to case in Canberra.

Ross Peake Servicemen exposed to nuclear bomb testing at Maralinga have been dealt a final blow in their fight for justice.

Australian War Memorial jobs threatened by funding squeeze

Australian War Memorial.

Ross Peake Memorial will have to shed jobs even as it stages commemorations for the centenary of Anzac, if the federal government does not relent.

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ACT may soon get a third seat in federal Parliament

Ed Killesteyn

Ross Peake Canberra may soon have a third seat in federal Parliament due to its booming population.

Top take-up rate for the national broadband network is in the ACT

The fibre wire that is being used for the NBN.

Ross Peake The ACT continues to lead the nation in the take-up rate for the national broadband network fibre.

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Role models at home by the US embassy's old oak tree

Celebrating the former First Lady as well as contemporary women in leadership,  her excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC CVO, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, will plant a native gum tree on the Embassy grounds, as when Mrs. Roosevelt planted an oak 70 years ago.

Ross Peake Quentin Bryce was praised as a role model for women and girls and a strong defender of human rights.

Dam years away from capacity

Cotter Dam.

Ross Peake and Peter Jean The new Cotter Dam is expected to take another two to three years to fill to its 78 gigalitre capacity.