Commitment 2 Community launch

August 30, 2015
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There was a good crowd and a great cross-set of community organisations represented at the West Belconnen Commitment 2 Community on Saturday.    

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

August 4, 2015
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I’d like to see our Arts Centres getting new people involved in the arts as well as showing off our existing artists: Resources like directories of local …

Campaigning for #belcojobs

July 31, 2015
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Continuing to campaign with Andrew Leigh and team on keeping Immigration jobs in Belconnen.

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

July 21, 2015
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This week in the RiotACT, I argue the case for better diversity in our decision-making bodies: Greater diversity in groups creates richer debate, encourages more …

RiotACT post: Gimme shelter – Fixing homelessness in the ACT

July 14, 2015
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It may be surprising for many to know that the ACT has the second-highest rate of homelessness in the country: Put simply, to end homelessness in …

Mid-winter market at Belconnen Arts Centre

June 28, 2015
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Was very impressed by the range and quality of goods available at the mid-winter market at Belconnen Arts Centre when I dropped by recently:

Kippax Monster Garage Sale

June 27, 2015
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The Kippax Uniting Church runs regular ‘monster garage sales’ to give people access to affordable second-hand goods and as a fundraiser for the church. The one …

RiotACT post: How can we help tackle loneliness in Canberra?

June 24, 2015
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My latest weekly post on the RiotACT is on tackling loneliness: We often fail to recognise how much work that Canberra’s grassroots organisations, clubs, churches, and …

West Belconnen Community Forum

May 16, 2015
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It was great to meet other passionate locals who want better services at the West Belconnen Community Forum. I think the ACT Government could do more to …

Playgrounds to be upgraded – but where?

April 30, 2015
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It’s good to see that the ACT Government is continuing to upgrade and repair playgrounds around Canberra. Minister Rattenbury said: [More than] 108 playgrounds across …