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 …

Submission on Kippax Group Centre Master Plan

February 6, 2016
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(NB: This was submitted to the ACT Government as part of the Kippax Group Centre Master Plan consultation process.) Download as PDF

Why the CSIRO won’t be subject to Territory planning laws

December 10, 2015
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There appears to be some confusion about the difference between National Land and Territory Land for the purposes of planning laws in the ACT. This …

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

November 23, 2015
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With the release of the draft Kippax Town Centre Master Plan, I discuss the benefits of mixed-use developments and how they make our town centres …

Time to strengthen ACT Assembly governance over Canberra

November 9, 2015
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The CSIRO is looking to redevelop its 701 hectare Ginninderra Field Station site to hold up to 15,000 homes. Due to a quirk of self-government provisions, as …

Summary of Draft Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan

October 6, 2015
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The full draft Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan is over 80 pages long, which can be a challenge for time-poor workers and parents to read. In the interests …

Twenty five years after ACT self-government, Commonwealth government is still in control

October 5, 2015
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In my op-ed piece for the Canberra Times, I argue that the National Capital Authority should not have the right to unilaterally approve residential developments …

RiotACT post: A new look for Belco?

September 30, 2015
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The draft Town Centre Master Plan will see big changes coming to Belconnen: By transforming Lathlain St into a community hub and a “destination” with brand …

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 …

RiotACT post: Canberra, why so wasteful?

August 10, 2015
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My original title for this post was “Waste not, want not”. I actually think Canberra does a great job of waste management: [In the ACT] …