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Musicians: Be Part of the Gabba Ward Shutdown Album

We’re producing a Gabba Ward shutdown album to support the local music scene and celebrate some of the amazing musicians who make our community so special. We want to record new songs (ideally trac...

Was Keneally’s migration diatribe fair dinkum racist?

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a few people have taken issue with my suggestion that Labor Senator Kristina Keneally’s opinion piece about immigration was advancing racist arguments. I shouldn’t need to s...

Building size, density, affordability and sustainability

Let’s compare these two buildings shall we?   The tower on Scott St, Kangaroo Point in the first picture is over 15 storeys tall, and yet contains only 14 dwellings. They are large, high-end apartm...

So how much power does the leader of the Australian Greens actually have?

Greens members are currently deciding how we should select the leader of the Australian Greens. Should all members have a direct vote in choosing the leader, like in many other progressive parties ...

Learning from the big Greens swing on Brisbane City Council

In the past few weeks, I’ve had quite a few Greens supporters – particularly from interstate – ask me how we pulled off such big swings in the Brisbane City Council election on 28 March, despite a ...

Call for Applications: Ongoing 0.8 FTE role at the Gabba Ward Office

We're currently seeking applications for a 4 day/week role at the Gabba Ward office. Applications close on Wednesday, 15 April. The position description and details on how to apply can be downloade...

New Park for Highgate Hill/South Brisbane

Here’s another innovative yet common-sense solution to create more public green space in the inner-city… Let’s cover over the stretch of train line near Gloucester St and Frith St in Highgate Hill ...

Grey Street Park

We've had some important wins with the Brisbane Metro project, including convincing council to make sure the new vehicles run on electricity rather than diesel. As I've explained previously, Brisba...

Two New CityGlider Routes for Inner-Brisbane

This week, I'm calling for the introduction of two new CityGlider routes to fill gaps in Brisbane’s public transport network. Getting from one suburb to another by bus or train is often a lot harde...

Short-Term Accommodation in Residential Buildings

Here’s an important local issue that potentially impacts a lot of apartments in Brisbane in terms of safety, sense of community, insurance premiums and body corporate fees. It’s a bit technical, ...

Red Dawn for a New Decade

I kicked off 2020 by giving a morning talk at Woodford Folk Festival called ‘A Rough Work-in-Progress Blueprint for Revolution.’ Despite half the festival still being asleep or hungover from NYE ce...

Not Just Any Old Council Election: Thinking Globally and Acting Locally in the Gabba Ward

Cities shape every aspect of our lives, but ordinary citizens have very little power to influence the design and governance of our cities. Any movement to fundamentally change society has to be abl...