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Lisa Cox

Lisa Cox is a national political reporter covering breaking news and the environment. Most recently Lisa covered the ACT Legislative Assembly for The Canberra Times.

Speaker Bronwyn Bishop ejects 18 MPs, breaking the question time record

Lisa Cox Speaker Bronwyn Bishop has broken the all-time record for the number of MPs ejected from Parliament in one day, leading to Labor again questioning her impartiality.

Confusion over $7 GP fee deepens as Joe Hockey contradicts PM's office

Joe Hockey

Mark Kenny and Lisa Cox Treasurer Joe Hockey has added to the confusion surrounding the federal government's proposed $7 GP fee declaring it remains alive even after the Prime Minister's office had briefed several...

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Government sends mixed messages over future of $7 GP co-payment

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Lisa Cox Confusion reigns over the future of the unpopular GP co-payment amid suggestions it will be shelved or that the government could seek to bypass a hostile Senate to introduce some version of the...

Ten ways 'Captain Tony Abbott' can clear the decks for 2015

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Lisa Cox and Fergus Hunter Tony Abbott has told nervous Coalition MPs he plans to knock "one or two barnacles off the ship" before Christmas, triggering speculation he is shaping to abandon one or more of his government's...

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Malcolm Turnbull contradicts Tony Abbott, admitting cuts to ABC

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Lisa Cox and Latika Bourke Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has done what Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to do, admitting the government's cuts to the ABC and SBS are a broken promise.

Malcolm Turnbull contradicts Tony Abbott on ABC broken promise

Lisa Cox and Latika Bourke Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has done what Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to do, admitting the government's cuts to the ABC and SBS are a broken promise.

Liberal Party faces dilemma as same-sex marriage bill arrives in Senate

Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm

Lisa Cox and Judith Ireland Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm is poised to introduce his long-awaited same-sex marriage bill to the Senate, in a move that will increase the pressure on the Liberal Party to allow its MPs a...

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Hundreds protest against ABC cuts outside Parliament House

Protesters rally against ABC budget cuts outside Parliament House on Tuesday.

Lisa Cox Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been taken to task for his denials that he broke an election pledge not to cut funding to the ABC and SBS as hundreds of people rallied outside parliament house to...

Tony Abbott criticises Labor for 'complaining' about ABC budget cuts

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten addresses the ANU Crawford Australia Leadership Forum, in Canberra on Tuesday 1 July 2014. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Lisa Cox Labor is calling on the public to donate money to fight budget cuts at the ABC. There's just one problem.

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Jacqui Lambie pre-empted action by Palmer United Party by quitting party first, says Clive Palmer

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Lisa Cox Clive Palmer has welcomed Jacqui Lambie’s resignation from the Palmer United Party describing it as a “good outcome” and one which “pre-empted” any move by the party to...

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Jacqui Lambie resigns from Palmer United Party

Jacqui Lambie

Lisa Cox Jacqui Lambie has resigned from the Palmer United Party, effective immediately.

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Palmer United Party saga: Clive Palmer accuses Jacqui Lambie of being 'a plant'

Jacqui Lambie

Lisa Cox Senator Lambie arrived at Parliament House with little fanfare on Monday and without the makeover that has been much-hyped by her office.

Barack Obama praises 'historic' climate deal as Labor steps up attack on Coalition

The new power generation: US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the end of their news conference in Beijing.

James Massola, Philip Wen, Lisa Cox China and the US have struck a landmark climate change deal setting ambitious new targets to cut pollution, including an unprecedented commitment by Beijing to cap its carbon emissions.

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Barack Obama praises 'historic' climate deal as Labor steps up attack on Coalition

The new power generation: US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the end of their news conference in Beijing.

Philip Wen, James Massola, Lisa Cox, Peter Hannam Barack Obama says the US and China have 'a special responsibility' to lead the global effort on climate change.

Labor walks away from RET negotiations

Environment minister Greg Hunt in Parliament House in Canberra on Friday 31 October 2014. Photo: Andrew Meares

Lisa Cox Labor says there's "no prospect of reaching an agreement" with the Abbott government on renewable energy and has quit discussions aimed at restoring bipartisan support for the renewable energy policy.

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$51 billion budget black hole forecast 'wrong', Treasurer Joe Hockey says

Treasurer Joe Hockey has changed his tune over a forecast $51 billion budget black hole, saying the figure is wrong.

Lisa Cox and Latika Bourke Independent analysis pointing to a $51 billion black hole in the Abbott government budget is wrong, says Treasurer Joe Hockey, after earlier on Tuesday declining to deny the figure.

Despite threats, Jacqui Lambie doesn't turn her back at Remembrance Day service

Senator Jacqui Lambie at a Remembrance Day ceremony in Tasmania.

Lisa Cox Palmer United Party Senator Jacqui Lambie has not turned her back at a Remembrance Day service in protest against the latest pay offer to the Australian Defence Force, despite her calls for a protest.

Federal Labor pays tribute to 'great Labor man' former Queensland premier Wayne Goss

Former Queensland premier Wayne Goss has died after battling illness.

Lisa Cox Federal Labor is mourning the death of "great Labor man" Wayne Goss.

The 'special moment' seven surviving prime ministers were photographed together

Former Australian Prime Ministers (L-R) Malcolm Fraser, Julia Gillard, Bob Hawke and current Prime Minister Tony Abbott are pictured following a memorial service for former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam outside Sydney's Town Hall, November 5, 2014. Whitlam, who died on October 21 aged 98, was one of his country's most revolutionary yet divisive statesmen, forging ties with China but triggering a constitutional crisis that split the country.     REUTERS/Dan Himbrechts/Pool     (AUSTRALIA - Tags: POLITICS OBITUARY)

Lisa Cox The photo of seven Prime Ministers past and present took less than a minute to shoot, but within a couple of hours Dan Himbrechts realised he had produced something significant.

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Defiant coal industry pushes emissions 'clean-up' research in face of IPCC report

Hot issue: The coal industry remains defiant.

Lisa Cox The IPCC says fossil fuel use must stop by 2100 to stabilise the climate, but the coal industry says that would cause "social and economic dislocation".