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Submission on Electoral Matters

With the Federal election looming against the backdrop of cyber hacks on the electoral systems of the United States and France, and the DDoS attacks on the 2016 Census, I welcome this timely and important inquiry. 

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The Chronicle: NDIS

When Canberra became one of the first cities in Australia to trial the National Disability Insurance Scheme, we did so with a great sense of optimism and hope. 

 

We realised its life-changing potential for people with disability and their families and carers. And the opportunities it offered through choice

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Hong Kong Business Chamber: Small Business

Anyone who owns a small business knows the story. 

Twelve-plus hour days, often seven days a week to make your dream a reality. 

The continuous burden of your financial future resting in the hands of the strength of your great idea. 

Mortgaging your house to give it your all. Re-mortgaging it when it doesn’t go to plan.

Welcome to the world of starting and running a small business. 

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The Chronicle: Women's Health Week

As an Endometriosis Ambassador, I’m delighted Women’s Health Week in September is shining a light on an insidious disease that affects one in ten women in Australia.

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Hong Kong Business Chamber: Education

I come from a working class matriarchy.

 

Three generations of women who left school before they were 15. 

 

Three generations of women who brought up their children on their own.

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The Chronicle: Stay Safe Online

60 percent of Australians actively use social media. Half of us every day. 

But in the age of over sharing, how often do you think about who sees what you post? Or, more importantly, who keeps that information?

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Remembering the Eddisons on ANZAC Day

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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