The Returns of Gifts has been updated, and ACT Labor has had some ACT loving.
ACT Labor has returned from the room of mirrors post election and resolved to stop their enemies ever getting close to victory again:
As well as numerous public resources, this report is mainly constructed from interviews with local campaigners and the 47 submissions made from ACT Labor members and local party units. The recommendations detailed [...]
The return of gifts has $5,000 from Red Hill’s Chris Fry going to Labor.
How nice for them.
There is little in this world as sad as Government and politicians trying to tap into the zeitgeist. Be it school kids bussed in for government organised “flashmobs” in the name of awareness raising, or “poetry slams” in public libraries with no booze of scoring.
But to that sad, sorry list of flabby failure the ACT [...]
By now anyone who has been paying attention to the key campaign issues for next weeks election will have noticed that the Liberals campaign is very heavily pushing the fiscal argument that under a labor government that ACT rates will triple as a result of the abolition of stamp duty. Its hard to miss Zed’s [...]
Does anyone know the facts about “rates tripling” as per the Liberal Party ads?
I can’t afford to pay $130 a WEEK for rates on the average wage!
What is Katie Gallagher thinking? And this will affect tenants surely?
UPDATE 21/09/12 12:30: Andrew Barr’s office have sent in this reply:
The Liberals are using an Abbott-style scare [...]
The ABC has a story on RiotACT regular Elias Hallaj in a spot of bother for leaving som large chunks of change out of the party’s electoral return:
Last week Elections ACT released figures showing Labor raked in $1.045 million last financial year.
But the party has now revealed it mistakenly did not include a $400,000 [...]
As a fair and balanced, neutral political observer, with no allegiance to any political party, or political philosophy, I have been weighing up who will be getting my vote in the 2012 Assembly election.
I have gone into this with an open mind, taking into account the policy announcements and party platforms and have decided that [...]
The Canberra Darters have launched their 2012 netball season today. At the launch Andrew Barr announced that they will be receiving a 12.5% increase in funding this year (going up to $27,000 this season) from ACT Labor.
He has stated:
“ACT Labor is a strong supporter of women’s sport and our elite female sporting teams, and today [...]
Elections ACT has announced that the ACT branch of the Australian Labor Party has applied to change its name.
The proposed change is from the Australian Labor Party to ACT Labor.
If you have any objections to the change then you can file a written complaint with the Electoral Commissioner by the 11 of July.
Had a chat with a friend with very close ties to the ACT Liberals, I guess what the media would refer to as a ‘senior Liberal source’, who told me that Mr Seselja is in some serious trouble and has lost the support of his fellow Liberal MLA’s. However, apparently all is not lost as there [...]
A lot of people were surprised in 2010 when Andrew Leigh, an economics professor from ANU, won the right to run as Labor’s candidate for the very safe seat of Fraser.
Surprised because some sort of factional thug seemed a more likely winner of such a prize.
Australian Policy Online has published a lengthy piece on how [...]
When the Liberals Brendan Smyth was was blathering in the Canberra Times this morning “new laws, agreed in principal by the Assembly” I looked to see if a coherent statement had been issued by his party and there is no such things.
Laws are not “agreed in principal”. Bills are introduced, and Acts are passed.
But Brendan’s [...]
So the weekend just gone has had yet another ACT Labor Party conference come and go with hardly a ripple throughout the city’s media. How different self government has made the ACT Branch and its conferences. In years past where the conference ran for two days not the current one day limp-a-thon of extreme nothingness [...]
Regular readers will no doubt be thrilled to know that the ACT Labor party, after a lengthy gestation, has birthed a new website.
It’s got all the modish gewgaws once could ask for in 2011, time will tell how well they keep it updated.
… or hopes she is, as she has written to me asking me for favours.
Suddenly I’ve received -personally addressed – a request to submit a bit of a skills audit on myself and what I’d like to do to support Kate’s own support role in the federal government’s carbon tax $12 million ad campaign. [...]
The ACT Labor website has been down for maintenance for some weeks now.
While parties in Government don’t need to use their own website a great deal one still wonders if they have no need to communicate with the online public at all?
The ABC is reporting that Bill Redpath, formerly the president of the ACT Law Society, has won the race to be the next ACT branch secretary of the Labor party.
As the candidate of the Left this is interesting, although experience herding cats lawyers must have counted for a great deal.
Jon Stanhope has just announced that the Secretary of ACT Labor, Matthew Cossey, is seeking greener pastures in the private sector.
He’s always been a pleasure to deal with from our point of view, but it will be interesting to see what happens within the party after such a long-standing presence departs.
[ 7 October, 2008; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Canberra cycling group, Pedal Power, is holding a community forum for local candidates to tell the public how they will help cycling. Six times Tour De France entrant, Stephen Hodge, will MC the forum. Speakers will include representatives from ACT Labor, the Canberra Liberals and the ACT Greens. Everyone interested in cycling, [...]
This out of the SMH this morning.
Labor is struggling in the ACT ahead of October elections because it has lost touch with the community, an internal party document says.
News Ltd reports that the Labor hierarchy is panic-stricken and has confessed support for Chief Minister Jon Stanhope is in “decline” ahead of the October 18 territory [...]