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BCC 2022 Flood Investigation

BCC has initiated a reasonably broad-scope investigation into the 2022 floods, to be led by Mr Paul de Jersey. The following text is copied from the Terms of Reference circulated to councillors by ...

February 2022 Flood Reflections 3 - Key Infrastructure and Services are Too Vulnerable

Originally published on social media on 8 March, 2022 Recent floods have shown very clearly that Brisbane’s key public infrastructure, services and systems are far less resilient to flooding a...

February 2022 Flood Reflections 2 - The Poor Were Hardest Hit

Originally published on social media on 8 March, 2022 Ok so this should be obvious to most people by now, but I wanted to say it really clearly for those up the back who aren't paying attenti...

February 22 Flood Reflections 1 - Volunteer Coordination

Originally published on social media on 6 March, 2022 The past week of flood clean-up has revealed efficiencies and deficiencies of different models of volunteer coordination that we need to re...

Draft Article - One Ring to Rule Them All: Unpacking the centralisation of power within the Queensland Greens

Note: I'm kinda thinking of this article as a work-in-progress draft rather than a definitive statement of where I stand. I'd be interested in feedback on it and might make further changes.   No ma...

Fixing a Broken System - Practical Trajectories Beyond Representative Democracy

In 2021, I published an article called "Fixing a Broken System - Practical Trajectories Beyond Representative Democracy" in the 2021 edition of the journal Pandora's Box (Vol 27), published by the ...

Freedom vs Government Control? (Part 2 of 2)

This is part 2 of an exploration into the Queensland Government's so-called 'vaccine mandates.' Please read part 1 first at this link. 20 December, 2021

Freedom vs Government Control? (Part 1 of 2)

20 December, 2021 Lately a few people have asked me what I think of the ‘vaccine mandate.’ The short answer is: I’m pretty concerned about it. But I’m also very worried that some groups and politic...

A new free bus loop for the Kurilpa Peninsula!

Here’s some great news for West End/South Brisbane businesses and residents… Brisbane City Council has confirmed it is planning to trial the introduction of a new free bus loop to link South ...

A public toilet block in Highgate Hill Park?

Looking for the online poll to vote on the proposal for a toilet block in Highgate Hill Park? Click here. Highgate Hill Park already gets a lot of use from people who live immediately around the pa...

Call for Applications: Videographer at the Gabba Ward Office

1 day/week role 6 month contract with possibility of extension $280 per day (standard work day is 8 hours with half-hour lunch break) Starting in early December (negotiable) but with a break over C...

Dutton Park trees and parkland under threat from Metro charging infrastructure

Brisbane City Council is currently planning its location for new charging infrastructure to support Brisbane Metro vehicles travelling to the UQ Lakes bus stop. (Some very basic 'official' info abo...