Tara's Thoughts

Watching history get made

March 01, 2018

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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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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