International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia


It was a a privilege to speak at the community breakfast earlier this month for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). My speech on the importance of working collectively to combat discrimination was published online at the Gay News Network. You can access it here. 

Rise Above The Pack


I’m proud to support the YWCA’s ‘Rise Above the Pack’ campaign promoting respect for women among men in Adelaide. All too often women are encouraged to change their behaviour to remain safe but it is men who need to change. Check out the Rise Above The Pack website and this article in The Advertiser for more information on this important campaign.

Parklands dry zone extension?


Last night Council’s Infrastructure and Public Space Committee voted in favour of a recommendation to extend the Dry Zone for a further 6 months. The matter will go before Council next week. I opposed the recommendation as the preliminary report (page 30 of Agenda) stated that the Dry Zone is simply displacing anti-social behaviour to other parts of the city and not addressing the root cause. In particular, I am concerned that this law and order approach may be further marginalising vulnerable people. Some of my comments were reported in The Advertiser.

Prefab housing needed to address homelessness


Homelessness represents an ongoing challenge for our city and there is a shortage of long term affordable housing options and accommodation for people in need. With prefabricated (or modular) housing we could build more affordable housing for half the cost and in much less time than traditional housing construction.

If elected I will lobby Council to set targets for prefabricated housing to encourage this kind of development.

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