FaHSCIA 4 Tuggeranong
The satellite city concept has created a national capital of micro-economies. If Canberra is to continue to grow and thrive, it’s important that each of these micro-economies continues to prosper.
That’s why I’m petitioning for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to stay Southside, and my preference is for it to stay in Tuggeranong.
So I encourage you to sign the FaHCSIA 4 Tuggeranong petition, which I will table in Parliament.
You can sign the petition in a number of ways.
- Visit my office at 205 Anketell Street, Tuggeranong and sign up.
- Download the petition, get your friends and family to sign it and then send it to me at 205 Anketell Street, Tuggeranong ACT 2900 or drop it in.
- Give my office a call on 6293 1344 and ask for a copy to be sent out to you with a stamped return envelope.
Let's keep every part of the Southside strong.
Win on long-term plan for diplomatic estates
I’ve been campaigning for a long-term plan to manage Canberra’s diplomatic estates for some time now. So, I’m delighted the National Capital Authority has agreed to establish various mechanisms to forecast supply and demand and withdraw Draft Amendment 78 on Stirling Ridge. Take a look at my media release on this issue and the report of the parliamentary inquiry.
Defending the public service
I want a strong and thriving Canberra and that means a strong and stable public service. Since I’ve been elected, I’ve been a constant defender of public servants. I’ve also been constantly reminding Canberrans about what happened to our city in 1996 when 15,000 jobs were cut under a Howard Government. With promises of 12,000-20,000 job cuts, I’m fearful it will be back to the future should Tony Abbott be elected. You can read my speeches on the public service here.
Bile is killing public debate
I recently spoke in parliament about the need for civility in public debate. Take a look at my speech or read my opinion piece in The Canberra Times.