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 …

Why the “coolest little capital” needs greater participation in the arts

August 4, 2015
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Canberra has some of the best seasonal vistas and panoramic landscapes of any city in Australia, as well as a highly educated community, a progressive …

Renewing the renewable energy debate

July 28, 2015
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Regardless of whether you think that using clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar is the “right” thing to do for our environment, within …

Breaking the cabal – how can we create more diversity in decision-making positions?

July 21, 2015
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Do you feel that Canberra is a diverse place to live? At work, is your organisation’s board or executive team as diverse as the people …

Gimme shelter – Fixing homelessness in the ACT

July 14, 2015
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Imagine living through the Canberra winter chill without a roof over your head. This July, three organisations doing very important work to address homelessness celebrated …

How UC plans to become a world-ranked university by 2018

July 7, 2015
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If the University of Canberra is to become a world-ranked university, we need to improve infrastructure in Belconnen. I attended a public meeting late last month in …

Why we should encourage MLAs to venture beyond Civic Square

July 2, 2015
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The 2016 ACT election will be the most significant election since self-government. The increase from 17 MLAs to 25 should mean that our local communities are better …

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 …