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Ross Peake

Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

Canberra mother leads new push on controversial Lyme disease

Ross Peake A Canberra woman whose daughter was bitten by a tick is leading a new push to disease recognised.

Spending on Parliament House security shows "incompetent budgeting"

Ross Peake The failure to spend money earmarked for the security upgrade at Parliament House was incompetent budgeting, a Senate estimates hearing was told on Monday.

Senators question giving private data to research company

Katy Gallagher.

Ross Peake Labor senators have questioned how their email addresses, and those of their staff, were provided to a private research company.

War Memorial to honour victims of Australian hospital ship Centaur

Centaur, with red crosses and green lines clearly marked on its hull, in Sydney in 1943.

Ross Peake The Last Post ceremony on Thursday will commemorate the 268 souls who died when the ship was torpedoed by the Japanese in 1943.

'Lobbyists should reveal private talks with ministers'

Former senior federal bureaucrat John Menadue.

Ross Peake Lobbyists should be forced to reveal their private discussions with ministers and senior public servants under a radical plan proposed to counter the influence of powerful vested interests

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Canberra's Treasury Building could be sold to balance budget

Treasury.

Ross Peake An iconic building is among six Canberra properties that could be sold to help the Abbott government balance its budget.

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Public service Christmas shutdown at risk from Tony Abbott Government

Keyboard

Ross Peake Public servants' annual days off at risk from hardline approach to pay negotiations, says the union.

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Gough Whitlam's policies endured, press secretary Eric Walsh says

Gough Whitlam

Ross Peake Gough Whitlam was prime minister for a relatively short time, but the changes he made were long-lasting, a close aide says.

Funding cuts for War Memorial came on short notice

The Australian War Memorial.

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

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Ross Peake A serious rift has arisen between the Veterans Affairs Minister and the Australian War Memorial about a funding cut for travelling exhibitions.

Good Samaritan: Aussie volunteer in Cambodia saves injured French traveller

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.

Centre for Policy Development attacks budget cuts to 'efficient' public service

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.

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Public Service cuts take bite into ACT economy says CommSec State of the States

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Ross Peake The ACT’s economy has slipped dramatically in the national ratings as cuts in the public service bite into business confidence.

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Fallen soldiers to watch over 'powerful' Anzac Day dawn service

ANZAC Day

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.

John Howard quiet on any advice he may have given to Arthur Sinodinos

Ross Peake Former prime minister John Howard will not reveal if he advised his former chief of staff Arthur Sinodinos to stand down.

Tony Abbott faces challenge over dilution of racial discrimination laws

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.

Kevin Rudd goes silent over official House portrait

Kevin Rudd.

Ross Peake Kevin Rudd is in no hurry to have his official portrait hung in Parliament House.

Sir William Deane remembers "remarkable" Nelson Mandela

Sir William Deane and Dr Nelson Mandela.

Ross Peake Former governor-general Sir William Deane has vivid memories of Nelson Mandela.

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss gets high speed rail on track

Warren Truss

Ross Peake High-speed rail is a step closer, with Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss committing the Coalition to preserving a land corridor.

Audit just a 'rubber stamp' for job cuts

Ged Kearney

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.

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