The universal right to shelter

August 1, 2017
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Speech given to ACT Labor Annual Conference (29 July 2017) Delegates Today, we are each taking time out of our weekend to try and make the …

The power of language

February 16, 2016
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My latest RiotACT post discusses commemoration of International Mother Tongue Language Day next week. The United Nations-sponsored event has promoted “linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism” since 1999: … …

Spare a thought for those working this Christmas

December 24, 2015
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Christmas is a wonderful time for many families, but it can also be tricky for some: … spare a thought for those dedicated workers and volunteers who …

$10k from P&C to Southern Cross Early Childhood School!

December 17, 2015
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As vice-president of our great P&C, I was really proud to join president Jolene Laverty in presenting a donation of $10,000 to the Southern Cross Early …

Sign o’ the Times

December 17, 2015
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In the latest RiotACT column, I talk about the purpose of having a city brand: City branding is just as much about convincing its residents that …

The NDIS will transform lives – here’s why

October 26, 2015
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Not everyone understands the positive impact the NDIS will bring to the lives of people with disability. In this week’s RiotACT article I explain the key changes: Each “individualised …

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

September 28, 2015
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In this week’s article, I look at ways to improve work/life balance for parents: Employees that are parents still want to work hard, but they need employment …

RiotACT post: Refugees welcome in the ACT

September 14, 2015
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In this article I discuss refugees and what the ACT should be doing to help: The Federal Government’s decision to accept 12,000 additional refugees from Syria …

RiotACT post: Dancing in the streets? Nope, too much red tape

September 7, 2015
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In this week’s RiotACT article, I look at the complexities of holding public events in the ACT and ask if there’s more that could be …

My commitment if I am elected

August 31, 2015
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