Canberra – The city of digital opportunity

September 21, 2015
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The ACT Government’s 2014 Digital Canberra Action Plan is an important part of the vision for Canberra’s future. But more can be done. The city’s newly appointed Chief Digital …

Refugees welcome in the ACT

September 14, 2015
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The Federal Government’s decision to accept 12,000 additional refugees from Syria this year – albeit after some pressure from its own backbench and the Labor party – …

Dancing in the streets? Nope, too much red tape

September 7, 2015
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Spring is finally here, which means the silly season is fast approaching. As we emerge from hibernation to enjoy the warmer weather and sunshine, I’m …

Uber is coming to Canberra. Will you use it?

August 31, 2015
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If you are a regular taxi user, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Uber, the upstart company that is threatening taxi industries all over the …

My commitment if I am elected

August 31, 2015
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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.    

The case for smarter public school planning in the ACT

August 24, 2015
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The ACT’s public school system is one we can be rightly proud of. However, as Canberra’s housing density increases, many of our city’s public schools are …

Speeches delivered at the ACT ALP Annual Conference #actalp15

August 22, 2015
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At the ACT ALP Annual Conference in 2015, a rule change was proposed to drop the mandatory requirement for union membership to be a member of the ALP, …

The skinny on fat – we’re the biggest losers

August 17, 2015
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In Canberra, just over 50 per cent of us are overweight and 20 per cent of us are obese. The prevalence of obesity is now so …

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 …