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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...

Cracks in the Concrete Speech (August 2016)

I gave this speech at our Cracks in the Concrete Ideas Fiesta on 27 August, 2016. It's interesting to look back on it now and think about how relevant these ideas still are three years later... The...

Free Off-Peak Buses and Ferries for Everyone!

We believe we can and should have a city where getting around is cheap, convenient and sustainable for everyone. We’re working towards a world where everyone can afford to get where they need to w...

My current position on Dornoch Terrace Improvement plans

Dear residents, We’ve started receiving feedback in response to council’s first draft concept plans for Dornoch Terrace (thank you!). We’ve been passing this along to the council administration and...

Over-development in Kangaroo Point - 108 Lambert St

Here's the text of our first email update to residents concerned about the development application for 94 to 108 Lambert St.. Dear residents, Thanks for showing an interest in the campaign against ...