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Deebing Creek: a fight for land rights and sovereignty

Building on the long history of First Nations resistance to the ongoing colonial invasion, sovereign Yuggera Ugarapul land defenders and their supporters have been camped out on the old Deebing Cre...

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...

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Pedestrian and cycling safety

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...

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...

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Development and housing affordability

Labor is still supporting new coal mines

If there are any Labor supporters out there who are still genuinely concerned about climate justice, please understand that Queensland Labor is part of the problem, and will not shift unless it l...

Is this the utopia we're fighting for? Submission against Aria's 'Green' Highrise Development Proposal

At first glance, Aria’s recently-proposed highrise development for 23 to 25 Glenelg St, South Brisbane looks like the kind of development that Greens councillors like me should be cheerleading for:...

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Parks, public spaces and biodiversity

Kangaroo Point Peninsula Dog Off-Leash Area

March 2021 Here’s an update on the proposed dog off-leash area (DOLA) for the northern end of Kangaroo Point. We’re now on the verge of locking in the location, which was effectively a choice betwe...

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...

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Transport, traffic and parking

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...

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

Kangaroo Point Peninsula Dog Off-Leash Area

March 2021 Here’s an update on the proposed dog off-leash area (DOLA) for the northern end of Kangaroo Point. We’re now on the verge of locking in the location, which was effectively a choice betwe...

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...

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