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New political party on deck for the ACT

By S4anta - 29 April 2008 98

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.

Good Luck all, hope it goes well.

What’s Your opinion?


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New political party on deck for the ACT
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S4anta 2:54 pm
29 Apr 08
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smashed the second link. Much apologies over lords. will neck and draw blood from a chicken in lieu of your wrath.

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captainwhorebags 3:30 pm
29 Apr 08
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So what are the bushfire victims after anyway? A complete acceptance of responsibility by the govt? A payout? An apology?

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S4anta 3:31 pm
29 Apr 08
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A seat in the Legislative Assembly it appears.

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Ingeegoodbee 3:32 pm
29 Apr 08
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Another whinging minority group looking for a handout and believing that their pathetic circumstances somehow make them special … in reality they’ll dilute the anti-Labor vote ensuring that Labor get back in again – good on ya douche-bags.

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captainwhorebags 3:45 pm
29 Apr 08
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S4anta: what, all of them? Will they each take a turn in the seat or all pile on at once?

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S4anta 3:55 pm
29 Apr 08
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Thats the bueaty of a democracy my friend. It all depends on how many votes they can get. I reckon we’ll have to wait to see which electorates they choose to contest, and what the rest of the policy statements look like. Either way these little single issue parties make it easier for the more established parties (lib, labor democrats, greenouts etc) to get up under the hare clark system.

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ant 4:26 pm
29 Apr 08
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Single issue, waste of time. We need a broad-based group of sensible, committed people who want to look right across the territory. Even if this bushfire mob get someone in, they could turn out to be a crazed far right nightmare who holds the government to ransom for all kinds of things (married women not allowed to work, compulsory breeding, 6 cylinder cars mandatory and cats for all).

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Thumper 4:35 pm
29 Apr 08
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Single issue parties..

You’d be an idiot to vote for them.

What a waste…

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Joe Canberran 4:47 pm
29 Apr 08
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I believe CAP plans on being far from a single issue party.

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spoonbill 4:47 pm
29 Apr 08
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I hope if elected their first policy will be to pay back all the charity that was given to them by the generous citizens of Canberra.

To think if these morons had home insurance there would be no issue.

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James Sizer 5:04 pm
29 Apr 08
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There might be a few here regretting that they spoke before finding out any facts.

If you only knew!!!

The Community Alliance Party is most surely is not a single issue party. As the name implies it is an alliance of ACT communities. Let’s all hope that S4ANTA and Sonic are of the same mindset. Because even as the one source S4ANTA relied upon noted the party membership (those prepared to put their money where their mouth is) include all sectors of the ACT Community. If you refer way back as far as page B3 of last Saturday’s Canberra Times you will see that this well supported, well organised and well funded group will work with both parties (something neither Libs or Labor do with eachother)and as far as splitting the Lib vote, even the Canberra Times are already billing them as Zed’s greatest chance by demonstrating that he can work with them.

Perhaps it might also be that Labor’s only chance might be to work with the Party which really does represent the people of the ACT.

People in droves have given up on both the major parties in the ACT. They want people to come before party policy.

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Pandy 5:20 pm
29 Apr 08
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Hingee is a whinger on the same thing. Boring. Has Reynolds joined the party yet?

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S4anta 5:34 pm
29 Apr 08
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I sincerely hope you are correct JAMES. My albeit quick search found very little information on CAP, and as noted in a previous comment, I look forward to seeing what you all table closer to the election. Here’s hoping the ground swell of anti Lib/Labor sentiment works in your favour.

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Thumper 5:35 pm
29 Apr 08
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However, you got to at least give him (Hingee) credit for having a go.

Mr Sizer, let’s see these policies then.

And no overarching motherhood statements please. We saw enough of them from the Rudd love in.

Tell the good folk who haunt these pages why we should vote for the CAP.

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S4anta 5:38 pm
29 Apr 08
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As an aside James, when you mention of the groundswell of support, i distrust politicians, and those who aspire to become are twice as worse. No offence my friend but after dealing with these bodies for the best of ten year, if i could get a buck for the amount of time I have heard those same words in my short life, not even the Sultan of Brunei could make that bet.

Hence the reluctance to quote Mssr Hingee’s statement.

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