Oaks Estate river corridor walking trail

Anyone who has read by blog In The Taratory knows I am a keen bushwalker, so I was really excited to formally open the Oaks Estate river corridor walking trail on 20 December. Formalising this environmentally and culturally significant track was a key recommendation in the Oaks Estate Master Plan and it’s great to see it realised. […]

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Labor election commitments: Health

Health has always been a priority for ACT Labor and we are continuing to invest. In the last week, ACT Labor has made a number of election commitments including: A $650 million investment in Canberra Hospital A Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency Centre with a new emergency department and increased operating theatres (with separate emergency and elective […]

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Speech at the Ginninderra candidates’ forum

On Tuesday night, the Belconnen Community Council and Belconnen Arts Centre hosted the Ginninderra candidates’ forum. Twelve candidates attended (of about 20 who have declared they are running). Candidates began with a three minute speech followed by a Q&A session. Below is my speech and you can hear it here, together with the other candidates’ […]

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70 days to go

This evening marks one week since I began campaigning full time. And what a week! It’s been really fun and tiring in a way I hadn’t experienced until now. I started the week on Saturday with another great round of shopping centre stalls followed by a full afternoon of letterboxing. Letterboxing can be a great […]

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Tomorrow

Tomorrow is a big day for me. To anyone else, tomorrow might just be any other day. 29 July 2016. A Friday. The end of the working week. But for me, tomorrow isn’t just the end of the working week. It’s my last day of work. From tomorrow night, I begin campaigning full time over the […]

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Fresh idea: Big Belly bins now in Canberra

I’m very excited about the ACT Government announcement’s of the 12-month trial of ‘Big Belly’ solar bins in Canberra. While not everyone will admit excitement over rubbish bins, this is a clever and effective improvement to something that is so important from a waste management and efficiency perspective. I first came across these rubbish bins while holidaying […]

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“One of those days”

There’s a point when you’ve been going for 4 hours, it’s pouring down rain, you’re using your campaign clipboard for cover, and you’re still soaking wet that you realise it’s probably time to stop doorknocking – for today at least. This was a few hours after I literally dropped my bundle: somehow I managed to […]

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How to pronounce Cheyne

One of the most common questions I get asked is how to pronounce my surname “Cheyne” – and what its origin is. I’ve heard all sorts of attempts in my life so here’s a quick post to clear it up! My family pronounces it “Chain”. It’s the simplest, and that’s what I use. Other common […]

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Who is Tara Cheyne?

I moved to Canberra on Thursday, 17 January, 2008. I still have the plane ticket. I’d moved around Queensland throughout my childhood and never really had an answer when people asked me where my ‘home town’ was. But once I moved to Belconnen, I knew I’d found my home town. Quite simply: I live here […]

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What can I find on this website?

Thanks for taking a look around my website Tara Cheyne – Labor for Ginninderra. I’m looking forward to sharing a bit about me and the campaign in the lead up to the election. Want to get in touch? E-mail me here. Another quick way to share your views is by taking my community survey. If you’re […]

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