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Happy Birthday Mr Stanhope

By 19 April 2011 3

Liberal Leader Zed Seselja and Senator Gary Humphries are both in slack-jawed amazement at the astonishing scene this morning whereby the Commonwealth’s contribution to the Centenary of Canberra was announced to be a gift to Mr Stanhope’s pet arboretum project.

The long-awaited centenary gift to the people of Canberra turns out to be a gift to Jon Stanhope, not Canberrans suffering under significant cost-of-living pressures and Canberra’s national institutions struggling with cuts to their budgets as they are laying off staff, Leader of the Opposition, Zed Seselja and Liberal Senator for the ACT, Gary Humphries, said today.

“The announcement today of $20 million from the Commonwealth for the Arboretum is a present to Jon Stanhope, not a present to Canberrans,” Zed said.

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3 Responses to Happy Birthday Mr Stanhope
#1
Chop719:57 am, 20 Apr 11

Lets just hope the limits on poker machines dry up the political funding the Labor Clubs provide.

#2
Pommy bastard11:21 am, 20 Apr 11

I disagree, the arboretum is a blessing to all Canberra residents, it’s a fine thing to have.

#3
Chop7111:44 am, 20 Apr 11

Hey, I’m all for the arboretum. I think it will look amazing in 20 years time and is a fantastic future investment in our wonderful city. Although I would also like a new hospital and a sporting stadium with a roof. They could also fix the William Hovell drive 2 lanes to 1 lane to 2 lanes while they are at it.

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