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Fixing a Broken System - Practical Trajectories Beyond Representative Democracy

In 2021, I published an article called "Fixing a Broken System - Practical Trajectories Beyond Representative Democracy" in the 2021 edition of the journal Pandora's Box (Vol 27), published by the ...

Freedom vs Government Control? (Part 2 of 2)

This is part 2 of an exploration into the Queensland Government's so-called 'vaccine mandates.' Please read part 1 first at this link. 20 December, 2021

Freedom vs Government Control? (Part 1 of 2)

20 December, 2021 Lately a few people have asked me what I think of the ‘vaccine mandate.’ The short answer is: I’m pretty concerned about it. But I’m also very worried that some groups and politic...

A new free bus loop for the Kurilpa Peninsula!

Here’s some great news for West End/South Brisbane businesses and residents… Brisbane City Council has confirmed it is planning to trial the introduction of a new free bus loop to link South ...

A public toilet block in Highgate Hill Park?

Looking for the online poll to vote on the proposal for a toilet block in Highgate Hill Park? Click here. Highgate Hill Park already gets a lot of use from people who live immediately around the pa...

Call for Applications: Videographer at the Gabba Ward Office

1 day/week role 6 month contract with possibility of extension $280 per day (standard work day is 8 hours with half-hour lunch break) Starting in early December (negotiable) but with a break over C...

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Pedestrian and cycling safety

Dutton Park trees and parkland under threat from Metro charging infrastructure

Brisbane City Council is currently planning its location for new charging infrastructure to support Brisbane Metro vehicles travelling to the UQ Lakes bus stop. (Some very basic 'official' info abo...

What's the likelihood of a new green bridge between Bulimba and Teneriffe?

I’m one of six members of Brisbane City Council’s ‘Public and Active Transport Committee’ (which although it sounds like it might have a bit of influence, is actually a relatively powerless rubber-...

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Development and housing affordability

Yes, big developers do get special treatment – particularly in terms of safety and environmental regulations

Residents often complain to me that they feel like Brisbane City Council has one set of rules for big developers, and another set of rules for everyone else. If a local resident wants to renovate t...

Density is not intrinsically 'good' - it depends how you do it

I’ve gotten sick of responding to the same simplistic comments on social media over and over again, so I thought I’d just write a quick blog post about it. In conversations about urban planning and...

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Parks, public spaces and biodiversity

A public toilet block in Highgate Hill Park?

Looking for the online poll to vote on the proposal for a toilet block in Highgate Hill Park? Click here. Highgate Hill Park already gets a lot of use from people who live immediately around the pa...

Dutton Park trees and parkland under threat from Metro charging infrastructure

Brisbane City Council is currently planning its location for new charging infrastructure to support Brisbane Metro vehicles travelling to the UQ Lakes bus stop. (Some very basic 'official' info abo...

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Transport, traffic and parking

A new free bus loop for the Kurilpa Peninsula!

Here’s some great news for West End/South Brisbane businesses and residents… Brisbane City Council has confirmed it is planning to trial the introduction of a new free bus loop to link South ...

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Communities and Culture

Fixing a Broken System - Practical Trajectories Beyond Representative Democracy

In 2021, I published an article called "Fixing a Broken System - Practical Trajectories Beyond Representative Democracy" in the 2021 edition of the journal Pandora's Box (Vol 27), published by the ...

Freedom vs Government Control? (Part 2 of 2)

This is part 2 of an exploration into the Queensland Government's so-called 'vaccine mandates.' Please read part 1 first at this link. 20 December, 2021

Freedom vs Government Control? (Part 1 of 2)

20 December, 2021 Lately a few people have asked me what I think of the ‘vaccine mandate.’ The short answer is: I’m pretty concerned about it. But I’m also very worried that some groups and politic...

Read more posts