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Brisbane City Council Budget Update - 2020/21

Brisbane City Council’s annual budget looks a little different for the 2020/21 financial year, but in many respects, it embodies the same trends and values as previous council budgets. The budget i...

Fully Automated Luxury Colonialism

A couple of months ago, the Queensland Greens announced a campaign initiative to increase mining royalties, which would direct a much larger share of mining profits back into paying for public infr...

Greening the Gabba Ward & Improving Food Resilience

We’ve been using office resources and our grants budget to support a range of local community projects as a response to climate change, the pandemic shutdown, and other crises that undermine secure...

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Pedestrian and cycling safety

Brisbane City Council Budget Update - 2020/21

Brisbane City Council’s annual budget looks a little different for the 2020/21 financial year, but in many respects, it embodies the same trends and values as previous council budgets. The budget i...

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...

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Development and housing affordability

Building size, density, affordability and sustainability

Let’s compare these two buildings shall we?   The tower on Scott St, Kangaroo Point in the first picture is over 15 storeys tall, and yet contains only 14 dwellings. They are large, high-end apartm...

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, ...

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Parks, public spaces and biodiversity

Greening the Gabba Ward & Improving Food Resilience

We’ve been using office resources and our grants budget to support a range of local community projects as a response to climate change, the pandemic shutdown, and other crises that undermine secure...

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 ...

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Transport, traffic and parking

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...

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Communities and Culture

Greening the Gabba Ward & Improving Food Resilience

We’ve been using office resources and our grants budget to support a range of local community projects as a response to climate change, the pandemic shutdown, and other crises that undermine secure...

Rethinking the 40-Hour Work Week

Right now, many of us are forced to lead lives that are economically precarious and environmentally and socially unsustainable. We work long hours to pay the bills, while not having enough time to ...

Musicians: Be Part of the Gabba Ward Shutdown Album

We’re producing a Gabba Ward shutdown album to support the local music scene and celebrate some of the amazing musicians who make our community so special. We want to record new songs (ideally trac...

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