Speeches

NBN Connection Boxes Scorching

March 15, 2021

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The Video Game Industry

March 15, 2021

As much as I'm interested in the individual benefits of video gaming, it's the economic benefits that I want to focus on. It has huge potential for growth in our market—not as players but as developers.

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DOORSTOP INTERVIEW: Blue Mountains tourism; March 4 Justice; Labor Party

March 15, 2021

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National Collecting Institutions Amendments

February 25, 2021

The National Collecting Institutions Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 has been presented by the government as innocuous, a simple tidying-up job that will make the legislation which governs six of the national collecting institutions more consistent and allow them to attract more private philanthropy. But you can forgive me for treating anything this government does in the arts portfolio with a healthy dose of scepticism.

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Springwood Community Garden

February 25, 2021

Four years ago I visited a patch of paddock on the grounds of St Thomas Aquinas and St Columba's and was told a beautiful garden would emerge. Well, sure enough, Springwood Community Garden has become a bountiful place. At the weekend, I watched the bees feasting on plants in the bee-and-butterfly bed in the permaculture garden.

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Headspace Permaculture

February 25, 2021

Getting your hands dirty—in fact, getting your hands muddy—was the order of the day out the back of the Katoomba headspace at the weekend, with Lis Bastian from the Big Fix continuing her work with young people in creating a permaculture garden.

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