The Liberals’ Alistair Coe has announced a doomed run at de-railing Draft Variation 306 because he wants poor people to live in darkness.
Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Alistair Coe will today try to block Draft Variation 306 which has been widely condemned by the building industry. The Government’s changes to the planning rules will [...]
The Liberals Alistair Coe is asking why the Government won’t answer basic questions about the Capital Metro light rail plan:
The information on light rail the Liberals sought answers to were:
– the timeline for the decision making and construction progress;
– the expected cost to taxpayers of pre-construction and construction;
– the predicted patronage, running costs and staffing [...]
There are two problems with the Canberra Times’ ongoing efforts to pre-empt democractic processes in their attempts to get around the moribund business of printing news on dead trees:
1) They get it wrong, all the time.
2) Their narrative robs the participants of democratic franchise
They should be judged very harshly for this.
But they’ll keep getting the [...]
The Canberra Times is reporting that a deal has been done to install Alistair Coe as leader of the opposition in return for his Young Liberal army of darkness backing Zed’s Senate tilt.
Zed of course has a vote in the party room today.
In 8 months time when Zed leaves the Assembly the numbers will change.
The Liberals’ Alistair Coe doesn’t like what he’s seeing act ACTION:
According to the Government’s Half Yearly Performance Report, ACTION costs have soared and on-time performance has fallen to the worst in recent history, said the Shadow Minister for Transport, Alistair Coe.
The cost per passenger boarding has risen to $7.05 (up 10 per cent from the [...]
The Liberals’ Zed Seselja has announced his shadow cabinet utilising all seven of his available member with Vicki Dunne in the Speaker’s chair:
“This Shadow Cabinet takes a different approach than we have before, and introduces a range of new portfolios, new ideas and new ways of addressing the needs of the Territory. This new Shadow [...]
The Quinlan Review reveals that the ACT Greens want to create an additional charge for Canberrans to use their cars. ACT Shadow Urban Services Minister Alistair Coe said today this is an out of touch and hypocritical statement from a party who drive taxpayer-funded cars into taxpayer-funded car parks.
“It is ridiculous that the ACT Greens [...]
Member for Cars Alistair Coe has, with his leader, announced a little something for the suffering commuters of Gungahlin.
ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Transport Services Minister Alistair Coe announced today that if elected, the Canberra Liberals will duplicate Horse Park Drive. Mr Seselja said Gungahlin residents deserve a government which understands the [...]
Bear in mind that the Liberal road for electoral success runs through Tuggeranong when you consider their latest policy of improvements to Erindale:
ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Urban Services Minister Alistair Coe announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will immediately improve the look of Gartside Street in Erindale [...]
The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is not letting go of his plan to get flashing lights installed at school 40 zones so that particularly dimwitted drivers who do not know what time it is can be sure whether they can drive at 40kmph or 50 kmph.
ACT Shadow Transport Services Minister Alistair Coe will today call on [...]
Speaker Rattenbury has issued a statement on the Liberals’ Alistair Coe trying to sic the Ombudsman onto the Legislative Assembly for being mean to him about his use of taxpayer funding for leaflets.
The Speaker is not at all sure what the process is in the face of this remarkable move:
“In announcing the investigation, the Ombudsman [...]
The ABC brings word that Alistair Coe’s complaints about Greens brochures have been dismissed:
Liberals MLA Alistair Coe had complained to Legislative Assembly Speaker Shane Rattenbury about six Greens flyers which he claimed breached guidelines because they mentioned the party’s parliamentary agreement with ACT Labor.
Mr Coe and fellow frontbencher Vicki Dunne were recently ordered to [...]
In an astonishing move of childish petulance (and a very badly raised child at that in my opinion) Alistair Coe has written to the Ombudsman making grave allegations of misuse of power against the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Shane Rattenbury.
This fit of ill-advised pique was triggered by today’s finding that Coe and Vicki Dunne [...]
Speaker Rattenbury has adjudicated on the childish squabbling about Alistair Coe and Vicki Dunne’s publicly funded newsletters:
In examining the matter I have ascertained that the advice of the Secretariat’s Corporate Services Office was sought on the content of a proposed publication before it was printed but that the published version included additional material that was [...]
Today the ACT Government announced a plan for an off-road cycle path allowing for a more environmentally friendly transit from Gungahlin to Campbell. With the plan in motion the ACT Government hopes for more people to ride to work and use the path for recreational purposes. With the increase of recreational use it thought to [...]
The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is wearing his Member for Motorists hat and taking a swing at the safety impacts of fixed speed cameras:
Information obtained by the Canberra Liberals shows the ACT Labor Government’s fixed speed cameras are failing to reduce accidents, with accident rates actually increasing at most of the camera locations. ACT Shadow Urban [...]
As the member for motorists Alistair Coe is going in to bat for the besieged Canberra drivers.
From next month, Canberrans will be slugged another $625 in parking every year. ACT Shadow Transport Services Minister Alistair Coe said fees should not rise yet again to make up for ACT Labor’s mismanagement of the Budget.
“The 12 [...]
Amongst the things I never thought I’d see is a media release from the Liberals’ Alistair Coe denouncing the scrapping of the promised Majura Parkway off-road bike path.
“While riding on the road always poses a risk, it is especially dangerous on high volume, high speed roads.
“That’s why these segregated bike paths are so important. They [...]
The Liberals’ Shadow Minister For Motorists Alistair Coe is taking a swing at the ACT Government deploying a speed camera on William Hovell Drive after the botched speed limit lowering.
“In April, the Canberra Liberals raised concerns that a section of William Hovell Drive was decreased to 80km/h without any advance warning to motorists,” Mr Coe [...]
The Liberal’s Member for Motorists, Alistair Coe, is asking where the Government’s parking strategy is five years after the first draft.
Released in 2007, the still unfinished strategy promised to: ‘Strike a balance between parking supply, demand for parking and the price of parking in the ACT.
‘Adoption of the Draft Parking Strategy will ensure [...]
Yesterday we were talking about the speed limit reduction on William Hovell Drive.
This morning the Canberra Times has cottoned on to the issue.
Roads ACT has admitted it could have communicated better a permanent reduction in the speed limit on a section of William Hovell Drive but denied it was gun-shy after the Gungahlin Drive Extension [...]
The Liberals are on a cost of living tear.
First up is Shadow Minister for Cars Alistair Coe bemoaning the rising cost of parking which is largely policy to encourage public transport use, but Alistair’s not a fan.
Zed is also arcing up about electricity prices. It turns out for families of five the electricity price rises [...]
The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is giving Chief Minister Gallagher a kick over dead running by ACTION buses and the lack of answers to how bad the problem currently is:
The Canberra Liberals lodged a question on notice on 23 February 2012 seeking information about the $120 million bus service. The answer was meant to be returned [...]
The Canberra Liberals have sent forth the official announcement of their candidates for the October election, written with Leader Zed Seselja as the speaker:
“In Brindabella, Brendan Smyth and I will be very well supported by Tharwa community hero Val Jeffrey, small businessman Andrew Wall, and Community sector CEO Nicole Lawder.
“In Ginninderra, Alistair Coe and Vicki [...]
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 [...]
The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is asking why there’s no Gungahlin shopfront for the ACT Government, just renewed promises to build one:
“The ACT Labor-Greens Parliamentary Agreement clearly states it would establish a Government Shopfront in Gungahlin in 2009,” Mr Coe said today.
“But despite announcing this promise in 2008 and spending $59,000 on a feasibility study, there [...]
The ABC brings word of the Government Whip John Hargreaves resigning as whip after the Liberals’ humourless Alistair Coe decided now was a good time to take offence about a note passed 18 months ago:
Mr Hargreaves says it has been suggested by Mr Coe that he had intended the note as a homophobic slur [...]
A trip to Liberal MLA Jeremy Hanson’s website is bringing up the dreaded malware message.
This thing can happen to anyone, it’s even happened to us. But in our case it was through our ad channels, something one wouldn’t expect Alistair Coe to have on his site.
One also wonders what content on Jeremy Hanson’s site is [...]
The Liberals Alistair Coe is leaping upon a 2010 Government study which he believes shows that Canberra is of the car, for the car, and ever to be devoted to the car.
A buried government-commissioned report into the ACT’s parking supply has confirmed Canberra’s parking situation disadvantages families.
“ACT Labor refuses to acknowledge that Canberra was [...]
The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is taking an unusual approach (for a tory) of blaming society for the lawless behaviour of motorists parking illegally.
“With an unreliable and hugely expensive public transport system, many Canberrans are forced to drive their cars, and are then subject to a severe lack of parking which often forces them to park [...]
The Shadow Minister for Cars, Alistair Coe, is getting hot under the collar about the parking situation in the supposedly planned Gungahlin:
“There are inadequacies within the Town Centre in terms of parking, bus stops, pedestrian crossings and public transport, which ACT Labor has given little thought to.
“In Hibberson Street for example, there are serious [...]
Question Time has been a parliamentary tradition for hundreds of years.
Today in the Legislative Assembly no less a personage than the Liberals’ Alistair Coe will see his own innovation brought to the institution:
ACT Government Ministers will face increased scrutiny from today as a result of question time changes introduced by Member for Ginninderra, Alistair [...]