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Yarra Council
By The Socialist / August 24, 2016

Ethical investment policy for Yarra

Last night Yarra Council voted on the ethical investment policy that I proposed earlier this year. This means Yarra has formally...

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Yarra Council
By The Socialist / April 12, 2016

Autumn 2016 newsletter – Can you help?

Since I was first elected in 2004 I have published a 6-monthly newsletter for Yarra residents. This means printing 40,000 copies...

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Yarra Council
By The Socialist / March 28, 2016

Fake controversy over aged care facility in Clifton Hill

An article today in The Age (here) about an aged care facility in Clifton Hill is misleading and inaccurate. In response, I...

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Yarra Council
By The Socialist / March 9, 2016

Smith Street mural to be repainted

Over the past week a number of people contacted me about the defacing of the iconic feminist mural on Smith...

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Yarra Council
By The Socialist / March 9, 2016

Support the Safe Schools program

At last nights Yarra Council meeting at Fitzroy Town Hall I moved a motion in support of LGBTIQ inclusive education...

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Yarra Council
By The Socialist / February 25, 2016

Resignation from the Socialist Party

It is with deep regret that I announced my resignation from the Socialist Party this week. The dispute was over a...

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Yarra Council
By The Socialist / February 10, 2016

Dealing with the drug trade in Yarra

In recent years Yarra – especially North Richmond - has been centre stage in the public debate about the illicit drug...

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Yarra Council
By The Socialist / February 1, 2016

Yarra Council budget woes

For more than a decade Yarra Council has jacked up rates every year by the rate of inflation plus about...

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Yarra Council
By The Socialist / January 22, 2016

Fighting against exploitation of workers in Yarra

Yarra is a municipality of extreme inequality. Over 40% of locals earn $2600+ a week, yet Yarra is also home...

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