Monthly Archives: September 2017

How to make a difference – Solids!

I want to raise a concerning matter before the assembly, the imminent closure of The Solid Young Fulla’s and Sista’s Program. I first heard about Solids from the folks at Gugan Gulwan, who spoke highly of the program and its impact on the children. I spoke with Bill Bashford last week and was taken by…
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10 Years – still no Indigenous D&A Rehab Facility

So the Ngunnawal Bush healing Farm has been opened. And in the press release, the Minister once again emphasised that this would not be an alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation facility. In fact, it will not even be a residential facility, with clients to be bussed in. Thirty minutes there, thirty minutes back from the…
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Hurting Businesses in Gungahlin and Mitchell

Yesterday I spoke in support of Andrew Wall's Motion concerning the Mitchell Traders. I want to thank Mr Wall for bringing this important motion concerning the businesses in Mitchell, highlighting the impact of the light rail on them. But I want to add that it is not just affecting businesses in Mitchell, but many areas…
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Indigenous language instruction for school

Supporting Mother Languages - Motion I have spoken on this matter previously, but today I thank Mr Coe for bringing forward this important motion. I want to talk today about the importance of the recognition of their language to the indigenous community. Why it is important to work towards the revitalisation and maintenance of their…
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