Speech at the Ginninderra candidates’ forum

TweetOn 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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Tomorrow

TweetTomorrow 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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“One of those days”

TweetThere’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

TweetOne 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?

TweetI 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?

TweetThanks 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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