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 …

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 …

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 …

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

August 4, 2015
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Canberra has some of the best seasonal vistas and panoramic landscapes of any city in Australia, as well as a highly educated community, a progressive …

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 …

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

July 21, 2015
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Do you feel that Canberra is a diverse place to live? At work, is your organisation’s board or executive team as diverse as the people …

Gimme shelter – Fixing homelessness in the ACT

July 14, 2015
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Imagine living through the Canberra winter chill without a roof over your head. This July, three organisations doing very important work to address homelessness celebrated …

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 …

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 …