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

October 20, 2017
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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.

ACT’s new federal electorates shouldn’t mirror past boundaries, because Canberra has changed

September 12, 2017
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The last time the ACT had three federal electorates, a “sandwich” approach was used to draw the boundaries. The seat of Fraser was placed north …

Belconnen and Gungahlin may soon get their own federal parliamentarian

June 23, 2017
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With strong growth taking Canberra’s population past 400,000, the ACT may be allocated a third federal seat this year. Like in 1996, there is a …

Open up empty government offices to the homeless

May 28, 2017
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The ACT has the second-highest rate of homelessness in Australia, behind the Northern Territory. In 2016 the ACT failed last year to provide accommodation solutions to more than 34 per cent of people seeking accommodation support, the equal highest rate of failure in the country.

National Capital Authority needs to rethink its purpose

February 23, 2017
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  The National Capital Authority is at a crossroads. For it to maintain a legitimate oversight and governance role in Canberra, it needs to step …

Twenty five years after ACT self-government, Commonwealth government is still in control

October 5, 2015
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In my op-ed piece for the Canberra Times, I argue that the National Capital Authority should not have the right to unilaterally approve residential developments …

My Canberra Times Op-Ed: National Capital Plan should protect workers as well as monuments

May 1, 2015
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An op-ed piece by me has been published in the Canberra Times. The National Capital Plan can be used to protect workers against the proposed move by …