Long live ACT self-government

August 19, 2016
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The history of Canberra can largely be described in three eras: pre-NCDC (up to 1958), NCDC(1958-1989), and self-government (1989-present). In the early days of Canberra, the vision of Walter Burley Griffin …

Fairer Federal representation for the ACT

July 19, 2016
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  When the original Constitution of Australia was drafted, States were guaranteed an equal number of Senators and a minimum of five members in the …

Medicare: our nation’s greatest gift

July 8, 2016
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  There is probably no policy that better defines modern Australia than Medicare. First legislated by the Whitlam government in 1974 as Medibank, Medicare guarantees …

More to do on affordable housing

June 24, 2016
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  Housing affordability remains a hot topic with most Australians. And rightly so, given the fundamental human right for safe and secure housing. I have previously …

Understanding bad online behaviour

June 9, 2016
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In my latest RiotACT article, I discuss why some people feel they can say things on the Internet that they wouldn’t say in person: After the …

Why Sunday penalty rates should stay

May 26, 2016
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Penalty rates have been a feature of Australian life for over 100 years. In my latest RiotACT article, I look at the case for keeping …

The ancient art of shopping

May 12, 2016
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In this week’s RiotACT article I talk about the different experiences of shopping in a mall versus a local shop: Local shops [are] important too, …

UC sub-acute hospital to deliver super service

May 2, 2016
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The new UC hospital opening in 2018 is a sub-acute hospital which will provide responsive, flexible and holistic care for patients with long term, complex care …

Lathlain now – For a better Belconnen

April 19, 2016
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I’m excited by the town centre master plan proposal to transform Lathlain St in Belconnen into an eclectic mix of shops in a pedestrian-friendly environment where people …

Canberra is flourishing with free fitness activities

April 19, 2016
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In my latest RiotACT post, I point out some of the great, free exercise options available to people living in Canberra: We are lucky to …