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Author: Stuart James

Job done!

I recorded this video on the eve of the latest lockdown but decided to hold off posting it we were through it. Given what’s happening lately, that appears to be some time away so I’ve decided to post today. This was a huge moment for me – check out why […]

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Public transport solutions face a fork in the road

As printed in the Herald Sun – 21st May, 2020 Melbourne’s population is growing exponentially. The lack of proper transport planning over the past few decades is evidenced by an avalanche of congestion on our roads. The State Government has funded a myriad of infrastructure projects aimed at reducing congestion […]

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Council’s response to Covid-19

I am extremely proud that Council tonight unanimously passed a set of principles to outline our response to the corona / covid-19 pandemic, including guaranteeing ongoing employment for staff. We also took measures to assist our community by extending our hardship policy and reducing interest rates to 0% In an […]

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Elected Mayor – 2019/2020

At it’s special meeting on November 11, 2019, my colleagues elected me as the Mayor of Monash for the 2019/2020 term of office. I am incredibly excited and humbled to have been given this opportunity to serve our community at a higher level. It’s been a very busy first few […]

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Radio Interview with Raf Epstein

In the lead-up to the 2019 Federal Election, I was invited by Raf Epstein in my capacity as chair of the Eastern Transport Coalition (ETC) to discuss Transport issues in the seat of Deakin (covering Ringwood and the surrounding suburbs). As you would expect, our discussion branched out in to […]

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Rowville Rail – Followup

A lot has happened since my article on Rowville Rail appeared in The Age in late May, which followed the announcement by the Andrews State Government to build a Tram line to Monash University. • Monash Council, Knox Council and the Eastern Transport Coalition have all passed motions in support […]

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Oakleigh Central Paid Parking

Paid parking has been introduced by Oakleigh Central in an effort to tackle rail commuters parking at the centre and using spots that could otherwise be used by customers. Last week I wrote to management acknowledging that this was fundamentally a good idea but requesting that they revert back to […]

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Rowville Tram? Rowville Train? Think bigger!

As printed in The Age, 27th May, 2018 https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/rowville-rail-fits-the-bigger-transport-picture-20180522-p4zgrn.html Melbourne used to plan for the future. We built train lines to the country side and invited people to build around that train line. Now we wait for people to build houses and spend decades trying to find a transport solution […]

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Cabena Childrens Playgroup (FREE)

During my election campaign, one of my key committments was increasing support services for parents. Previously, parents groups were only available for first time parents. Last year I moved a motion in the Chamber to fund playgrounds for parents having their second, third or tenth child (read more here). As […]

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Home & Community Care – Young People

On Tuesday night at Council, I spoke out against the State Government’s plan to cut funding for the delivery of Home and Community Care services to young people in our Municipality. The entire purpose of Government’s existence is to look after the people most vulnerable in our Community. Funding services […]

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