Suggested redistribution of Federal electoral divisions in the ACT

December 20, 2017
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This submission provides suggestions on the most suitable boundaries of Federal Electoral Divisions for the Australian Capital Territory. Since the adoption of the Y-plan in …

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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The draft Kippax Town Centre master plan continues the ACT government’s work in modernising our group and town centres in line with contemporary planning principles. …

Time to strengthen ACT Assembly governance over Canberra

November 9, 2015
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The CSIRO recently announced its intention to redevelop its 701 hectare Ginninderra Field Station site into a residential estate containing up to 10,000 houses. The …

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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The current draft of the National Capital Plan is a disgrace. It exposes the lie that the Commonwealth has granted the ACT meaningful self-determination over …

A new look for Belco?

September 30, 2015
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Do you think the CIT Bruce campus should move to be next to Westfield Belconnen? Do you want 18-storey high-rises on the sites of the …

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 …