Mix it up: Why mixed-use developments are key to Canberra’s future

November 23, 2015
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The draft Kippax Town Centre master plan continues the ACT government’s work in modernising our group and town centres in line with contemporary planning principles. …

Time to strengthen ACT Assembly governance over Canberra

November 9, 2015
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The CSIRO recently announced its intention to redevelop its 701 hectare Ginninderra Field Station site into a residential estate containing up to 10,000 houses. The …

The NDIS will transform lives – here’s why

October 26, 2015
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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is expected to be in full operation in the ACT by July 2016. All children are now eligible to join the …

What will the next 25 years bring for the ACT Assembly?

October 12, 2015
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The first sitting day of the ACT Assembly in May 1989 was not smooth. Accusations flew about backstabbing Opposition deals being done for thirty pieces of …

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 …