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It's time to step up the push for genuinely affordable housing

Why Are Homes So Expensive? Our housing system is broken. Homelessness is rising, and Australia’s property market looks increasingly unsustainable. Here in the Gabba Ward, the majority of us are re...

West End Bridges Consultation Results

Over the past few months, my ward office has undertaken a local consultation process in partnership with Amy MacMahon MP and Michael Berkman MP regarding BCC proposals for new active transport brid...

Podcasts and Radio Interviews

Unfortunately the mainstream media doesn’t always give us enough of a platform to go into detail on the important issues affecting our community, but over the years Jonno has also agreed to longer-...

Deebing Creek: a fight for land rights and sovereignty

Join the Justice for Deebing Creek - Toolmoor Truth and Healing Embassy facebook group to get involved and support the protection camp.   Building on the long history of First Nations resistance to...

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

May 2021 update: Council’s Asset Services team have gotten back to me with the proposed layout of the Kangaroo Point dog off-leash area ('DOLA') in James Warner Park. Hopefully the diagram is relat...

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...