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C125 Planning Amendments Passed

At the last Council meeting, after years of hard work and community consultation, I was pleased to be part of a Council that voted 9-2 in favour of adopting the new planning regulations to help protect our garden city from over development. One of the main reasons that I decided […]

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Live Streaming Begins

I am absolutely stoked to advise that following support from the majority of Councillors at the January Council meeting for my amendment to introduce live streaming of our meetings, the technology was installed and made available earlier than initially planned. This is a fantastic step forward in opening up Council […]

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Marriage Equality

I have struggled for almost six weeks with this motion since Cr. Fergeus first flagged it on Twitter. I have lost quite a bit of sleep over the motion as it originally forced me choose between two things that I hold very dear; my values and my principles. I am […]

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Important motions for the Jan 31st, 2017 Council Meeting

At our first Council meeting for 2017, two motions will go before Council that I believe are very important, the introduction of live streaming and the hanging of historic flags. Live streaming of Council meetings is something that I committed to during my election campaign and I am confident that […]

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Merry Christmas to everyone, but remember….

If this video doesn’t touch you, nothing will. Remember that while we celebrate in a country that allows us to be free, many will spend this Christmas in pain because of decisions in which they played no part. It’s amazing to think Lennon’s vision is now 44 years old – […]

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State Government leaves Council’s hamstrung

Despite advice to the contrary from all and sundry, the State Government has announced today that Council rates will be capped at 2%. At the same time, the State Government has raised their own property taxes by 5.2%. This is a terrible decision that will do nothing but hurt the […]

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Waverley Gymnastics – Federal Government comes to the party

I am absolutely delighted to announce that Julia Banks has announced that the Federal Government will complete the final piece of the pie and honour their election commitment of $2.1 million dollars towards the Waverley Gymnastics project. This is absolutely fantastic news and very exciting. We now finally have all […]

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Waverley Gymnastics – Federal funding uncertainty

Tonight I spoke out at our Council meeting regarding the Waverley Gymnasics project. I am very disappointed that Julia Banks has refused to reaffirm her commitment to the $2.1 million promise that was made during the Federal election campaign. With the State Government announcing $3 million dollars towards the project […]

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Waverley Gymnastics – State Government commits 3 million

I was extremely excited to be at the Oakleigh Recreation Centre this afternoon with Steve Dimopoulos MP for Oakleigh, Monash Mayor Cr Rebecca Paterson, and Cr Lynnette Saloumi. We heard John Eren MP announce that the State Government will contribute $3 million to go with the $12-14 million pledged by […]

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Young people in the digital age

I was stoked to be invited to a forum tonight discussing gender equality where I was asked to kick off the discussion. The format was very similar to a Q&A style with a panel discussion from experts in the field. As a father of two young daughters, this is a […]

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