Civic Square 2019

Civic Square 2019

Many people don’t realise that the entire city block bounded by Morrison, Argyle, Davey and Elizabeth Streets (where Mawson’s Huts and Lark Whisky are) is…

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Homelessness + development

Homelessness + development

A week is a long time in politics, especially if you’re sleeping rough in a Hobart winter. It was heartening to see recent unanimous support…

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Climate emergency motion May 2019

Climate emergency motion May 2019

On Monday night, a Hobart City councillor rose to his feet and proposed a motion that has been passed by 549 local, state or national…

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Lobbyists move in as stakes go up

Lobbyists move in as stakes go up

Lobbying plays a critical role in our representative democracy. The range of issues that Councils deal with every day means that hearing from affected parties…

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Life in a flammable landscape

Life in a flammable landscape

January 2019 In a TMAG exhibition about the 1967 Tasmanian Bushfires, I saw something that stopped me in my tracks. It was a map drawn at the time by resident Keith Roberts that shows the…

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Standing firm on city height limits

Standing firm on city height limits

December 2018 In a way, we have a lot to thank the Fragrance Group for. Their overwhelmingly tall tower proposals, way out of scale with the Hobart…

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A conversation worth having

A conversation worth having

December 2018 Finding new funds for tourism infrastructure seems to be controversial, but it’s still a conversation we need to have. Nothing illustrates this better…

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