Skip to content Skip to main navigation

Wellbeing

Sponsored by Crucial - delivering premium web hosting to Australian businesses 24x7x365

Giulia Jones takes up cudgels against ‘ol dick ‘n balls

By johnboy - 27 November 2013 22

playground

The Liberals’ Giulia Jones is making a push for Canberra’s playgrounds to be made more to her liking.

Playgrounds across Canberra are in need of a spruce up and they should offer more for mums and dads while providing a learning environment to boost fitness and health, Member for Molonglo Giulia Jones said today.

“Today in the Legislative Assembly I’ll be moving a motion to highlight the importance of playgrounds for families across Canberra’s suburbs and their role in promoting active lifestyles for children and adults alike,” Mrs Jones said.

“I’m calling on the government to fence a series of playgrounds across the ACT so parents and carers can take children to the park and have the peace of mind that they’re safe while playing.

Might need to push them rates higher still to pay for it, but a case can be made we happily concede.

And then she comes to this:

“Many playgrounds in Canberra are also in need of renewal and I’m also calling on the government to paint dilapidated equipment and remove graffiti from playgrounds, which often includes crude images.

Good luck with that we say.

What’s Your opinion?


Please login to post your comments
22 Responses to
Giulia Jones takes up cudgels against ‘ol dick ‘n balls
1
Mothy 11:09 am
27 Nov 13
#

Remove Graffiti – TAMS are already quoted as spending half a million on it last financial year.

What is it with Libs and Graff? It all went so well for Steve Pratt.

Report this comment

2
Skidbladnir 11:27 am
27 Nov 13
#

Why are we fencing playgrounds for “piece of mind”
Walkaway parenting deserves government incentives now?

Any child wandering out of an unfenced playground is being irresponsibly supervised, any child getting into an unfenced playground _ought_ to be there.
Any adult getting into a fenced playground faces the trivial problem of _opening a gate_ and abducting a child from a playground (fenced or not) under appropriate supervision is a low-probability scenario.

Report this comment

3
DrKoresh 11:43 am
27 Nov 13
#

What are the fences for? To keep the paedophile rabbits out?

Report this comment

4
HiddenDragon 12:23 pm
27 Nov 13
#

Mothy said :

Remove Graffiti – TAMS are already quoted as spending half a million on it last financial year.

What is it with Libs and Graff? It all went so well for Steve Pratt.

Yes, unless wayward behaviour is nipped in the bud, they may end up as naughty, stencilling staffers:

http://the-riotact.com/stanhope-staffer-saved-from-the-gallows/170

Report this comment

5
KB1971 12:26 pm
27 Nov 13
#

In Tuggeranong, the ole dick and balls is prolific in Calwell for some reason…….

Report this comment

6
Aeek 12:26 pm
27 Nov 13
#

Fences? so parents don’t feel the need to watch their children while they are playing?

Report this comment

7
poetix 3:02 pm
27 Nov 13
#

I think that should be ol’ dick ‘n balls. Unless you meant lol dick ‘n balls, and removed the first ‘l’, resulting in this arcane ‘ol.

I enjoyed that far too much.

Report this comment

8
Holden Caulfield 3:27 pm
27 Nov 13
#

Hang on a minute. Has she fixed up the terror of abandoned petrol station sites yet?

One thing at a time please Giulia!

Report this comment

9
cmdwedge 4:55 pm
27 Nov 13
#

Why does Giulia get such a shellacking on this site whenever she does, you know, work? Should the Opposition ‘know their place’ and just be quiet until the next election? I’d rather an active and hard-working Oppo thanks.

Or is it that those on this site think that Giulia only takes up trifling matters like petrol stations and playgrounds? Whilst it’s important work on grand adventures like marriage equality and saving the planet, the small stuff still needs attention.

You’re paying for her wages whether you voted for her or not. So she’s working bloody hard on stuff that doesn’t get a great fanfare like Corbell and marriage equality etc, and for that she should be applauded.

My own interactions with Giulia have shown her to be hardworking, determined and genuinely caring about Canberrans. Whether you like her side of politics or not.

Report this comment

10
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:04 pm
27 Nov 13
#

11
Vindalu 5:06 pm
27 Nov 13
#

I guess the fences are to keep the refugees out, or perhaps she has a plan to turn back the bogans, Yes the little matters need attention too but please no more cotton wool attitudes to the precious children .

Report this comment

12
magiccar9 7:11 pm
27 Nov 13
#

cmdwedge said :

Why does Giulia get such a shellacking on this site whenever she does, you know, work? Should the Opposition ‘know their place’ and just be quiet until the next election? I’d rather an active and hard-working Oppo thanks.

While I agree with your point that she cops crap for doing work, I feel she should probably focus her efforts on topics that are of benefit to the masses eg, roads, healthcare, education etc. Instead she tries so hard to fix a playground or two that would only benefit a handful new parents…

Opposition or not, I think all the pollies need to take a long hard look and re-adjust their priorities according to what the community actually need.

Report this comment

13
IrishPete 7:44 pm
27 Nov 13
#

cmdwedge said :

Why does Giulia get such a shellacking on this site whenever she does, you know, work? Should the Opposition ‘know their place’ and just be quiet until the next election? I’d rather an active and hard-working Oppo thanks.

Or is it that those on this site think that Giulia only takes up trifling matters like petrol stations and playgrounds? Whilst it’s important work on grand adventures like marriage equality and saving the planet, the small stuff still needs attention.

You’re paying for her wages whether you voted for her or not. So she’s working bloody hard on stuff that doesn’t get a great fanfare like Corbell and marriage equality etc, and for that she should be applauded.

My own interactions with Giulia have shown her to be hardworking, determined and genuinely caring about Canberrans. Whether you like her side of politics or not.

Something to do with her shameless self-promotion on illegally parked cars?

IP

Report this comment

14
Masquara 7:48 pm
27 Nov 13
#

mmmmm all the while the worthies are handing subsidies to an impoverished Forrest resident to help with his electricity bill. What was it again that the household was spending a lot of electricity money on? Is it a dialysis machine or something like that?

Report this comment

15
cmdwedge 7:51 pm
27 Nov 13
#

magiccar9 said :

cmdwedge said :

Why does Giulia get such a shellacking on this site whenever she does, you know, work? Should the Opposition ‘know their place’ and just be quiet until the next election? I’d rather an active and hard-working Oppo thanks.

While I agree with your point that she cops crap for doing work, I feel she should probably focus her efforts on topics that are of benefit to the masses eg, roads, healthcare, education etc. Instead she tries so hard to fix a playground or two that would only benefit a handful new parents…

Opposition or not, I think all the pollies need to take a long hard look and re-adjust their priorities according to what the community actually need.

Fair enough, but there are eight Opposition MLAs, and they all have their own portfolios.

Roads – Alistair Coe is Shadow Minister for Transport
Education – Steve Doszpot is Shadow Minister for Education and Training
Healthcare – Jeremy Hanson is Shadow Minister for Health

The state of playgrounds IS important to all of Canberra. It makes it a nicer place to live in general, and for young families in particular. The state of petrol stations is pretty dire and Weston Creek in particular is an eyesore because of the damn things. Giulia is right to go in to bat for residents of those affected suburbs.

Report this comment

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2016 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.

Search across the site