There are reports of some sort of unpleasantness on the campaign trail coming in. Here’s what our reader whistle had to say:
- My sister-in-law tells me of a stand-up shouting match between Stanhope and a Greens candidate at a packed press conference today at the CIT Reid campus. Apparently there were lots of TV cameras there. Seems like it’s pointy end of the campaign trail. Personally I would not want to be the Green candidate in that match up, Jon gives better than he takes usually.
The ABC has this on the trouble:
- Mr Stanhope was less amused when Greens candidate Meredith Hunter showed up to give him a copy of their education policy.
“Thank you Meredith, I think that shows in full force the disrespect and the discourtesy that the Greens show to the community,” he said.
Respect and courtesy eh?
Here’s two different views. Firstly the WIN news version:
And then the ABC take:
The ABC brings word that ActewAGL is still full steam ahead for a Tuggeranong power station despite Liberal promises to move it further away from houses.
In CityNews Michael Moore is deathly feared of a Green balance of power. He doesn’t think they’d hold Labor to account.
Also in the Canberra Times are doubts from the ACT branch of the AMA about the Liberals’ strange health policy making process.
The ABC reports that the Liberals have a plan for policing (we have yet to see it made available to the public). Labor don’t like it.
Jon Stanhope has been telling CityNews that he really isn’t arrogant. He’s just strong and decisive. No seriously.
Norvan Vogt wants the ACT Government to do more with the ANU to bring solar power manufacturing to this town.
The ABC has a bit on Liberal attack ads in “a Canberra newspaper” savaging the Greens for fiscal irresponsibility. Which is a good laugh for anyone who’s been following Liberal policy making through this election. Or Labor for that matter.
The CT is having a look at the fear of a Green planet from both major parties.
Frank Pangallo suggests that he’s a safer protest vote than the Greens.
Addressing climate change Frank is promising to double glaze and insulate homes of the less well off.
On education Frank offers still smaller class sizes.
Frank’s also against the CSIRO GMO corn trial.