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 …

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 …

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 …

How to get better consultation between Federal and ACT governments on job locations

July 4, 2015
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Over the last few years re-location of Federal government employees has been a big issue in Tuggeranong, and now in Belconnen, with potentially 4000 Immigration staff …

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 …

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 …

Time for the Commonwealth to stop trashing Canberra’s town centres

June 1, 2015
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As recent articles have reported, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection is considering moving its 4000 employees out of Belconnen. Tender documents have revealed the department …

Open letter on the future of the Department of Immigration in Belconnen

May 18, 2015
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An open letter to the Federal Minister for Finance, the Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, and the ACT Chief Minister on keeping …

Question to the National Capital Authority on protecting Belconnen employment

April 30, 2015
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I asked the National Capital Authority at their Annual Public Forum on Thursday what they were planning to do to respond to the potential move of …

Gough Whitlam to have suburb named in his honour

March 25, 2015
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Needless to say I approve. I really want Whitlam to be a Belconnen suburb since its key construction period was during Gough Whitlam’s time in …