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

October 5, 2015
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The current draft of the National Capital Plan is a disgrace. It exposes the lie that the Commonwealth has granted the ACT meaningful self-determination over …

Jobs to stay in Belco

October 5, 2015
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The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced that it is looking forward to “continuing its relationship with the Belconnen community” after cancelling the tender for its …

A new look for Belco?

September 30, 2015
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Do you think the CIT Bruce campus should move to be next to Westfield Belconnen? Do you want 18-storey high-rises on the sites of the …

The modern work conundrum – what’s a family to do?

September 28, 2015
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We’re still working out what support governments should provide modern families. It’s easy to forget how far we have come in just a few decades. …

Canberra – The city of digital opportunity

September 21, 2015
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The ACT Government’s 2014 Digital Canberra Action Plan is an important part of the vision for Canberra’s future. But more can be done. The city’s newly appointed Chief Digital …

Refugees welcome in the ACT

September 14, 2015
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The Federal Government’s decision to accept 12,000 additional refugees from Syria this year – albeit after some pressure from its own backbench and the Labor party – …

Dancing in the streets? Nope, too much red tape

September 7, 2015
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Spring is finally here, which means the silly season is fast approaching. As we emerge from hibernation to enjoy the warmer weather and sunshine, I’m …

The case for smarter public school planning in the ACT

August 24, 2015
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The ACT’s public school system is one we can be rightly proud of. However, as Canberra’s housing density increases, many of our city’s public schools are …

The skinny on fat – we’re the biggest losers

August 17, 2015
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In Canberra, just over 50 per cent of us are overweight and 20 per cent of us are obese. The prevalence of obesity is now so …

Canberra, why so wasteful?

August 10, 2015
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[NB: My original title for this post was “Waste not, want not”. I actually think Canberra does a great job of waste management.] The ACT …