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All Canberrans can marry from today, but the long road to inclusion doesn't end here

January 09, 2018

The day after marriage equality became law, I attended my best mate's wedding to his wife; the first in Australia where the celebrant said the words marriage is a "union of two people" excluding all others. It was a proud moment for the groom but also for me as his groomsman, to finally hear those words. And there was applause from friends and family. Today, January 9, is the first day that most same-sex couples can get married after dec...

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Virtual Power Plant trial demonstrates the future of batteries in the ACT

December 19, 2017

On 1 December, Tesla’s large-scale battery came online in South Australia. This has overshadowed an exciting development in Canberra where, over the past week, batteries in households across the ACT have fed their stored energy into the grid for the first time.

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An update on Woden’s regeneration

December 12, 2017

An update on the progress of my campaign for urban regeneration in Woden Town Centre.

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Third-party democracy: Why citizens should have their say

August 27, 2017

The ACT Government is going to give Canberrans a say on reforming CTP as part of a new experiment with direct democracy called ‘Citizens’ Juries’ – with the potential outcome of reducing the premiums on car insurance.

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Here’s why I’m not moving to the NBN on the Southside

July 20, 2017

The National Broadband Network (NBN) had the potential to revolutionise Australia’s internet infrastructure. However, as my suburb’s NBN connection date in September becomes closer, I am now asking myself whether I will in fact I take up the NBN.

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Self-driving cars bolster the case for light rail

July 03, 2017

The ACT Government is planning for the future by building a mass-transit system in light rail that, over coming decades, will be complemented by cheap and ubiquitous electric and self- driving car technology.

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