Which school model works best?

February 3, 2016
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With the kids heading back to school, I found myself wondering about the history of schooling in Australia and how we ended up with our …

What women want – when returning to work

January 22, 2016
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This was quite a personal article for me for the RiotACT, as I discuss the challenges of being a woman transitioning from full-time employment to motherhood: I have found …

Play it cool this summer

January 7, 2016
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Heat stress and heat stroke can be deadly if not managed properly on hot days. From my RiotACT article: A 2014 study found that since 1900, …

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 …

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 …

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 …