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Diversity in Darwin

Darwin is a tropical melting pot, in more ways than one. There’s the sun and the humidity which can make anyone feel like they’re melting, and then there’s the culture. 469 more words


Citizenship Ceremonies

One of the most special civic duties I undertake are Citizenship Ceremonies. In 2016 I inducted around 800 new citizens in ceremonies as large as 200 people and as small as 35. 274 more words


50 Shades of Green

People often ask me why I wear a lot of green. The answer is twofold.

Firstly, when we were discussing a colour for my campaign in 2012, we considered red (which I used to wear a lot of, and it is the Chinese lucky colour) but decided it was too “angry”. 737 more words


London's New Year's Day Parade - London - 1 January 2017

The New Year’s Day Parade through London included a great variety of acts and attractions with many visiting from the United States – from where the Parade has its history. 51 more words


Goodbye 2016

As we approach the stroke of midnight tonight and say farewell to 2016, I’ve just been looking back over my diary. This is my 5th year as Lord Mayor and what a year it has been for the City of Darwin. 538 more words



In this little break between Christmas and New Year I am enjoying a little down time from official Mayoral duties. This is the time that our family comes together and even my sister, Michele, the only one who lives away from Darwin, comes back to Australia to share the celebration. 589 more words