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Tara's Thoughts

The University of Canberra Alumni Awards

December 13, 2017

Conserving three million year old human remains, nursing haemophilia patients and building schools in Uganda, Canberrans continue to make invaluable contributions to our community, country, and across the world. I had the opportunity to see some of the incredible talent coming out of our beautiful city when I attended the University of Canberra Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner. Here are the winners and some of their extraordinary achievements.

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Watching history get made

December 14, 2017

At 5.58pm on 7 December 2017 I was in the federal parliament gallery as marriage equality became law. Here's what happened.

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Voluntary assisted dying laws

July 29, 2017

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What's Budget Estimates?

July 11, 2017

Did you know that after the Budget is announced, an Assembly committee considers what's in it and provides recommendations? As part of this, officials and Ministers are questioned on all sorts of topics over a two week period. I've learnt we can expect a new Fix My Street portal, more 40km/h zones around our town centres, and that no ACT Government IT hardware has gone to landfill in the past year. Here are a few more things I found interesting

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Committees: the little known way to have your say

June 22, 2017

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Moving public servants out of Canberra simply doesn’t add up

April 28, 2017

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