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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...

Allowing Residential Developments on Sport and Rec Land is Short-Sighted and Lazy

A couple of weeks ago, the Brisbane City Council started pursuing major amendments to the city plan which will allow for the construction of retirement living on land which is zoned for sport and r...

Residents up the Ante with West Village Construction Site Blockade

Vehicles will be prevented from entering and exiting the West Village construction site on Wednesday morning when local residents blockade driveways to call for affordable housing and sustainable d...

Speech in Reply To the 2016-2017 BCC Budget

A renowned and well-respected philosopher once wrote that “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate wi...