Charities aren’t enough. ACT government should take over homelessness services

October 20, 2017

The best treatment for homelessness is simple: provide people with a place to stay. There should be a coordinated, government-run service, providing safe, secure, 24/7 emergency accommodation on the same day that people need it.

Antony Green may be wrong about ACT’s new seats

September 12, 2017
I take a look at the possibilities for Canberra’s federal seat redistribution and suggest the ‘sandwich’ approach taken when we last had three seats

The universal right to shelter

August 1, 2017
Speech given to ACT Labor Annual Conference (29 July 2017) Delegates Today, we are each taking time out of our weekend to try and make

Belconnen and Gungahlin may soon get their own federal parliamentarian

June 23, 2017
In my Canberra Times article, I discuss the likelihood of the ACT getting a third seat in the Federal Parliament at the next election:

Open up empty government offices to the homeless

May 28, 2017
In my latest Canberra Times article, I argue that there is a compelling argument for reusing empty government offices in the ACT as temporary housing for

National Capital Authority needs to rethink its purpose

February 23, 2017
We need to have a broader discussion about how the NCA can work better for us. In my latest Canberra Times article I outline

Benefits of expanding the Assembly

August 19, 2016
The 2016 Legislative Assembly will be a really positive turning point for the Territory, with its expansion to 25 members and 5 electorates. I

Fairer Federal representation for the ACT

August 19, 2016
I discuss a topic I have been passionate about for more than 10 years – fairer representation for the ACT in the Federal Parliament:

Medicare: our nation’s greatest gift

July 11, 2016
In this article for the RiotACT, I look at the Gough Whitlam’s legacy in creating Medicare for all Australians: Medicare has also been the most pronounced and

More to do on affordable housing

June 25, 2016
In my latest RiotACT article, I discuss some of the things being done by the ACT government to improve the status of affordable housing, and