Standing up for Canberra
Filter:

Remembering the Eddisons on ANZAC Day

As ANZAC Day approaches, it is important to reflect the contribution of Canberrans to our nation.

Read more
Share

Women, Peace and Security 2018: The view from Capital Hill

In collaboration with Linda Reynolds, Liberal Senator for Western Australia

Both of us entered politics to shape public policy and improve the lives of our community, our nation and, where possible, our world.

So, when research shows that peace lasts longer and conflict zones become more stable when the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) framework is implemented, we sit up, take notice and respond as leaders.

Read more
Share

Hong Kong Chamber: A Letter from Canberra

I write this on the eve of the first day of the 2018 Parliamentary sitting year. It’s a day spent kick starting committee work, Question Time, debating legislation and catching up with colleagues after the summer recess.

Read more
Share

New Year's resolutions shared by notable Canberrans

Canberra Times article by Megan Doherty.

Whether they are just a bit of fun or a true commitment to self-improvement, New Year's resolutions are again upon us.

Read more
Share

Hong Kong Chamber: A Letter From Canberra

This year’s Parliamentary sitting year finished on a high note with marriage equality finally becoming a reality in Australia.

Read more
Share

The Chronicle: Happy Holidays Canberra

I love this time of the year in Canberra.

Read more
Share

Hong Kong Chamber: A Letter from Canberra

Nearly thirty years ago, as a newly minted graduate, I was in Hong Kong to study North East Asian perceptions of Australia as a manufacturing nation.

As a Royce scholar inspired by Ross Garnaut’s North East Asian Ascendancy, I travelled to Hong Kong, China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea to interview officials, business people and journalists on their views of Australia beyond the “quarry and the farm”.

Read more
Share

The Chronicle: Keeping Safe Online

The internet has transformed our lives.

We can now pay bills, book holidays, shop for groceries and stay up to date with family and friends, all from the convenience of our own home at any time of the night or day.

Read more
Share

Hong Kong Chamber: A Letter From Canberra

As home to world class educational institutions, the seat of government and the centre of a Capital Region brimming with quality seafood and primary produce, the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement has the potential to open up a range of opportunities for our nation’s bush capital, Canberra.

The Australian National University is Australia’s top university and among the top 20 universities in the world.

Read more
Share

The Chronicle: Embracing Ageing

According to my Mum, who is a spritely 78, and empowered by the late Betty Friedan’s Fountain of Age, “older ain’t dead”.

And this was the emphatic message from the Canberrans who attended my recent Positive Ageing Forum with the Shadow Minister for Ageing and Mental Health, Julie Collins, in Tuggeranong.

Read more
Share