The ABC has the ever so slightly comfroting news that another group has managed to be registered as a political party within the ACT to do battle with old beasts for the next ACT election. The Community Alliance Party (CAP) (ABC Link) is mainly a group set up to fight for the rights of those who fell victims of the 2003 Bushfires in our beloved Canberra. The CAP has been founded by a Mr Rich Hingee, who it appears has been quite busy of late, with mentions here (Access Card), and numerous appearances in the comments and letters of the Australian and the ‘Crimes.
The CAP itself is said to be bipartisan, however wont be following Comrade Stanhope. Well, at least they have gotten one thing right.
My only real concern is that it is on the surface a single issue party, and thats even before you get to the nitty gritty of their ‘issue’ and that is how one actually goes about actually classifying a victim of the 2003 fires, when so many ACT folk saw and experienced something that only be described as traumatic at best.