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Have your say – Protect the Kaydon Court Flats at 1 Cooloongatta Road, Camberwell

On Monday 16 August 2021, City of Boroondara councillors unanimously voted to support the protection of The Kaydon Court Flats at 1 Cooloongatta Road, Camberwell.  To date, 1900 locals have signed a petition to protect these heritage 1960s garden flats, designed by MacKay and Potter. With the support of the […]

The Victorian Parliament can and must sit

The Victorian Parliament can and must sit. It can sit safely. See my proposal here for safe sitting of the Legislative Council and enhanced transparency during COVID. The Liberal Nationals believe that the Parliament of Victorian should be sitting as to normally as possible. David Davis MP

Labor’s special planning powers force massive social housing tower into Bills St, Hawthorn

A damaging over-development by Daniel Andrews at Bills St, Hawthorn using special override planning powers of the City of Boroondara. The large development, subject of repeated public demonstration will encroach on parkland, cause over-shadowing and strip car-parking from the area. Our Freedom of Information request to government can be seen […]

Call to protect local heritage – 104 Caroline St, South Yarra – Have Your Say

It’s clear that 104 Caroline St South Yarra is at risk of “redevelopment”. Recent heritage advice by architect, Nigel Lewis said that: ” This advice addresses the cultural heritage values of the north-east wing of the subject property. I have established that it is a significant interwar structure, and that […]

The Lord’s Prayer in Parliament

You can view my contribution opposing the removal of the Lord’s Prayer from the commencement of the Parliamentary sitting days here .

Opinion Ed – The Lord’s Prayer – Herald Sun 03.08.2021 page 18

My opinion editorial published in the Herald Sun can also be read here.

have your say on Labor’s proposed changes to liquor laws in Boroondara & Whitehorse

The Labor Government proposes new laws that may affect property values and amenities in the “dry zones” of Boroondara & Whitehorse.

Rapid Testing

Rapid testing crucial for speedy virus – The Age 26 July 2021

Petition – Support the retention of the Lord’s Prayer at the commencement of sittings in the Legislative Council (Upper House) of the Victorian parliament

Since 1857, the Lord’s Prayer has been a longstanding part of the formal processes of both houses of the Victorian Parliament. The Lord’s Prayer is a marker of the long Westminster Parliamentary tradition and a reflection of our Judaeo Christian tradition of individualism and rule of law. Fiona Patten’s Reason […]