Mid-winter market at Belconnen Arts Centre

June 28, 2015
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Was very impressed by the range and quality of goods available at the mid-winter market at Belconnen Arts Centre when I dropped by recently:

Kippax Monster Garage Sale

June 27, 2015
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The Kippax Uniting Church runs regular ‘monster garage sales’ to give people access to affordable second-hand goods and as a fundraiser for the church. The one …

How can we help tackle loneliness in Canberra?

June 24, 2015
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Nearly one in ten Canberrans feel lonely right now. Are you one of them? If you’re not lonely at this very moment, there’s a three in ten chance …

Tired Telstra Tower has sky high possibilities

June 19, 2015
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The Telstra Tower is one of our most iconic Canberra landmarks. It is something tourists look for when they are lost, and a great relief for Canberrans …

Let’s clean up Canberra’s early childhood education mess

June 8, 2015
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High quality childcare improves learning outcomes for children. It’s that simple, or at least it should be. Unfortunately, in the ACT, when you have children …

Time for the Commonwealth to stop trashing Canberra’s town centres

June 1, 2015
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As recent articles have reported, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection is considering moving its 4000 employees out of Belconnen. Tender documents have revealed the department …

Belconnen High School funding shortfall

June 1, 2015
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Glenn Fowler from the AEU and I have been quoted in the Canberra Times about the announced funding for an upgrade to Belconnen High School. [Source: Canberra Times]

Funding questions about Belconnen High School

May 29, 2015
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The ACT Government promised $28m to refurbish Belconnen High School at the 2012 election. It should commit to following through on its promise.

Open letter on the future of the Department of Immigration in Belconnen

May 18, 2015
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An open letter to the Federal Minister for Finance, the Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, and the ACT Chief Minister on keeping …

West Belconnen Community Forum

May 16, 2015
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It was great to meet other passionate locals who want better services at the West Belconnen Community Forum. I think the ACT Government could do more to …