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Why is the Queensland Government Prioritizing Another Footbridge at South Bank?

There’s been a bit of talk about bridges lately, after UQ released a draft masterplan proposing two possible options for green bridges between West End and St Lucia. Option 1 is a bridge between Or...

Submission regarding the review of Queensland property law and proposed changes to body corporate laws

  Dear Review Team, I write regarding the ‘Review of Property Law in Queensland’ conducted by QUT’s Commercial and Property Law Research Centre.  I write to raise my strong concerns about the revie...

Proposed major amendments to the biodiversity overlay of Brisbane’s City Plan

Wherever you live in Brisbane, you should probably be aware that Brisbane City Council is proposing a major amendment to the ‘biodiversity overlay’ of the city plan, adding/changing/removing areas ...

24-Hour Occupation of the Queen’s Wharf Casino Site this Weekend

  Residents who are frustrated about unsustainable development and Brisbane’s housing affordability crisis will gather in Queen’s Park this Saturday and Sunday for a 24-hour creative occupation. T...

To Fight Back Against Unsustainable Developments like the Queens Wharf Mega-Casino, We Must Occupy

Brisbanites are having our city sold out from under us, and we need to fight back. On Saturday, April 22, I’ll be attending and supporting a rally and 24-hour creative occupation hosted by Right to...

Youth Homelessness Forum Sidesteps Key Issue

Today I’m attending Platform 1225, a conference about addressing youth homelessness organised by the Queensland Youth Housing Coalition. The organisers have done well. There are a lot of cool peopl...

Dropping the Speed Limit on Montague Road

Last year, a large number of residents submitted a petition to Brisbane City Council calling for a drop in the speed limit on Montague Road, West End. I requested a speed limit review because I fel...

Understanding Enrollment Pressures at Brisbane State High School

School over-crowding is one of the big planning issues in Brisbane’s inner-south side. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation floating around which makes it harder to focus on and push for ...

My Submission to the Dutton Park-Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan

Thanks for the opportunity to comment on the Dutton Park-Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan. I’d like to thank and congratulate the council officers who’ve put so much time into drafting this plan. Sadly...

Comments regarding the development application at 162 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point

There's been a bit of recent news coverage about the development application at 162 Lambert St, Kangaroo Point, so I thought I'd share with you the comments I submitted about this one.   This ...

Opening up to alternative perspectives about 26 January

Sometime between 18 and 20 January, 1788, a fleet of 11 ships Captained by Arthur Phillip arrived uninvited at Botany Bay. They didn’t like the spot, so a few days later they left again, and hopped...

Speech at St John's Cathedral: Can we stop the Queen's Wharf Mega-Casino?

  December 5, 2016 Now, perhaps more than ever before, the short-term financial interests of multinational corporations are dictating how our city evolves and develops. We’ve seen this with the pri...