Tara's Thoughts

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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A day in the life as an MLA – 15-17 February

February 24, 2017

This is Part 2 to my earlier tome about what Monday and Tuesday of the most recent sitting week looked like.

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A day in the life as an MLA – 13-14 February

February 22, 2017

Something that struck me during and since the campaign is that it’s not quite clear what politicians’ day to day jobs look like if you’re not a politician. So I thought I’d try to give a run down of some of the things I’ve been doing or working on. Our first sitting week of 2017 seemed like a great place to start! Here’s what Monday and Tuesday looked like.

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Oaks Estate river corridor walking trail

February 03, 2017

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