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Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times
Ross Peake Gough Whitlam was prime minister for a relatively short time, but the changes he made were long-lasting, a close aide says.
Ross Peake Documents released under Freedom of Information confirm the Australian War Memorial was given only brief notice that funding would be cut for its travelling exhibitions, the Labor Party says.
Veteran Affairs Minister Michael Ronaldson, Australian War Memorial in row over travelling exhibition funding
Ross Peake A serious rift has arisen between the Veterans Affairs Minister and the Australian War Memorial about a funding cut for travelling exhibitions.
Ross Peake An Australian volunteer in Cambodia has saved a terrified woman who was left naked and without food in a men's ward of a hospital after a traffic accident.
Ross Peake While the federal public service is relatively efficient, it must become more innovative and develop an experimental approach, according to a report to be published on Thursday.
Ross Peake The ACT’s economy has slipped dramatically in the national ratings as cuts in the public service bite into business confidence.
Ross Peake Haunting images of the faces of the 40 Australians killed in Afghanistan will be projected on the wall of the Australian War Memorial just before this year's Anzac Day dawn service.
Ross Peake Former prime minister John Howard will not reveal if he advised his former chief of staff Arthur Sinodinos to stand down.
Ross Peake Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner will challenge Tony Abbott for the first time on Monday over the Prime Minister's push to water down racial vilification laws.
Ross Peake Kevin Rudd is in no hurry to have his official portrait hung in Parliament House.
Ross Peake Former governor-general Sir William Deane has vivid memories of Nelson Mandela.
Ross Peake High-speed rail is a step closer, with Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss committing the Coalition to preserving a land corridor.
Ross Peake The union movement says the federal government's commission of audit is determined to cut jobs and services by rubber stamping the Coalition's ideological approach.
Ross Peake Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given a huge boost to the proposal to create an Arlington-style national war cemetery in Canberra
Ross Peake The Coalition is being urged to reconsider jobs cuts to Canberra's public service after Treasurer Joe Hockey said he was worried about the latest forecast for unemployment.
Ross Peake The end is in sight, just, in the close contest for the ACT's second Senate seat. The Australian Electoral Commission says the result should be known by Wednesday week.
Ross Peake Mike Kelly is being urged to put up his hand for the Senate vacancy expected to be created by the resignation of Foreign Minister Bob Carr.
Ross Peake Liberal Zed Seselja has fallen fractionally below one third of the primary votes as counting continues in the tight ACT Senate race.
Ross Peake The new Afghanistan exhibition at the Australian War Memorial is intended to become a place of healing. Veterans from the war will also find it is an emotional experience to visit the exhibition.
Ross Peake A crisis meeting of the public sector union is extending the suspension of its election campaign support of the Labor Party in protest at the federal government's plans to cut another $1.