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Deebing Creek: a fight for land rights and sovereignty

Building on the long history of First Nations resistance to the ongoing colonial invasion, sovereign Yuggera Ugarapul land defenders and their supporters have been camped out on the old Deebing Cre...

Why I voted against Brisbane hosting the 2032 Olympics

Yesterday, Brisbane City Council voted on whether to commit to hosting the Olympics in 2032 (assuming the International Olympics Committee accepts our bid, which now seems very likely). The debate,...

Yes, the Queensland Greens are still a VERY white party

When I first put my hand up to be a Greens candidate, one of the key factors that motivated me was a frustration at how overwhelmingly white Australia’s political class is. To state the obvious, ou...

Kangaroo Point Peninsula Dog Off-Leash Area

March 2021 Here’s an update on the proposed dog off-leash area (DOLA) for the northern end of Kangaroo Point. We’re now on the verge of locking in the location, which was effectively a choice betwe...

Alignment studies and pre-feasibility assessments for West End bridge proposals

After multiple unsuccessful enquiries and eventually resorting to submitting formal document requests, we’ve finally secured copies of the feasibility studies that partially informed the bridge lan...

Online Polling Integrity

I thought in the interests of transparency I should publish an update about this. As you might know, we’re using our online voting platform more often to guide my decision-making about a range of l...

Gabba Ward Office Grant Guidelines

Like all city councillors in Brisbane, our Gabba Ward Office has control over a $34 000/year grants budget for local events and projects (this has been cut drastically by the LNP in recent years - ...

Davies Park fig tree needs to be removed

As a councillor, I tend to take a very hardline position in opposing any unjustified tree removals that are proposed simply to facilitate a new development. However sometimes, it's necessary to rem...

Creating Food Resilient Neighbourhoods

First Nations peoples have been sustainably nurturing and farming this country for tens of thousands of years. Prior to invasion and the arrival of British ships, there was no food crisis on this c...

Labor is still supporting new coal mines

If there are any Labor supporters out there who are still genuinely concerned about climate justice, please understand that Queensland Labor is part of the problem, and will not shift unless it l...

Is this the utopia we're fighting for? Submission against Aria's 'Green' Highrise Development Proposal

At first glance, Aria’s recently-proposed highrise development for 23 to 25 Glenelg St, South Brisbane looks like the kind of development that Greens councillors like me should be cheerleading for:...

Call for Expressions of Interest from Mural Artists

Expressions of interest for various mural locations in the Gabba Ward close on Monday, 12 October, 2020 Instead of spending it all on concrete and bitumen, we’re allocating a chunk of my local publ...