Tag Archives: Alistair Coe

Libs revive flashing lights in school zones policy

Still from school zones on NSW road safety site.

The Canberra Liberals will spend $7.5 million to install flashing signs in ACT school zones if elected to government in October, reviving a policy they took to the last ACT election.
In 2012, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe told the ACT Legislative Assembly in August, 2012, that the Australian Road Research Board had found that [...]

Wall, Coe score in shadow cabinet reshuffle

Andrew Wall

Brendan Smyth’s departure has made way for renewal with his fellow Brindabella MLA Andrew Wall and Alistair Coe the principal beneficiaries of Jeremy Hanson’s Shadow Cabinet reshuffle today following the news that Mr Smyth will leave the Legislative Assembly to become ACT Commissioner for International Engagement.
Mr Smyth’s Brindabella colleague Mr Wall, a former patio-business manager [...]

Ex-REIA chief to run with Libs in ACT poll, candidate list announced ahead of preselection formality

Amanda Lynch

Former CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Australia Amanda Lynch is set to be among the Canberra Liberals’ 25 candidates for the ACT election in October.
Ms Lynch’s name is on the list of 25 individuals that match the 25 candidacies available, but none aside from the eight sitting MLAs can be officially confirmed until [...]

Face-off: A mandate for light rail?

Corbell vs Coe

Our occasional Face-off series is back to look at one of the most-debated issues around town right now. Plenty of RiotACT readers already have a view on this question, but we decided to give Simon Corbell and Alistair Coe the opportunity to set out their opposing views on what has become a key issue leading [...]

Libs offer up light rail alternatives for Northbourne

Northbourne Ave

The ACT Liberal Opposition has today proposed three alternatives to light rail on the Northbourne Avenue corridor based on ideas provided by the community.
Canberrans can read the 19-page paper outlining the alternatives on Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe’s website here.
Until today, the Liberals’ anti-light rail campaign had focused on criticizing the transport plan without [...]

State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap

By 24 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

In the Legislative Assembly, Shadow Education Minister Steve Deszpot has attacked the Government with claims that ACT teachers are overwhelmed with administrative tasks. Deszpot put it to Minister for Education Joy Burch that teachers want to spend more time teaching and less time penpushing bureaucratic bulldust. Burch responded by delivering an enthralling, prepared, statement that [...]

Coe weeps for the fidelity of the Capital Metro tender process

By 18 December 2013

The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is vigorously waving his rules of order over the tendering processes for Capital Metro:
The Capital Metro light rail agency has awarded more than $600,000 to a consulting company without testing the market according to freedom of information documents, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today.
“In addition to the poor [...]

Canberrans helping victims of Typhoon Haiyan

By 30 November 2013

Come celebrate Christmas at the Philippine Embassy while helping to raise funds to assist victimes of typhoon Haiyan.
Canberra’s local Filipino community will be hosting its annual Christmas celebration tomorrow in the grounds of the Philippine Embassy while there’ll also be a fundraising drive to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Alistair [...]

Reader Challenge! Rearrange this Liberal headline!

By 25 November 2013

Liberal Senator Seselja and Liberal MLA Coe have joined forces to tell us what Zed’s going to do for ACT roads with Alistair’s help.
Zed Seselja, Liberal Senator for the ACT, has been appointed Chair of the ACT Consultative Panel for the Black Spot Programme by Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Jamie Briggs. Deputy [...]

Revolting Liberals* stuff up yet more of their paperwork as the money runs dry

By 12 November 2013

The Canberra Times is delving deep into the splintering, imploding, improperly documented world of the Canberra Liberals as Zed’s faction settle into their new digs on Capital Hill leaving the rest of the party to burn.
It seems that at ANU the progressive Liberals (defined as “lefties” no doubt by our more brain damaged commentators) can’t [...]

Pining for Mussolini

By 28 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is expressing concern (with attachment at the general deterioration of ACTION and the one in three buses not running on time:
Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe has highlighted that ACTION’s performance has deteriorated under Shane Rattenbury’s first year in charge, with not one performance indicator showing improvement.
“ACT Government annual reports show [...]

Coe uses parking at Calvary as excuse to fingerpoint

By 10 September 2013

It’s almost comforting to see how quickly politicians have slunk back into their usual day to day roles post election.
Oh look, it’s one politician claiming to be doing the community a service by pointing at another and “calling on” them to do better.
This time it’s Shadow Minister for Urban Services Alistair Coe, and the [...]

Alistair Coe unable to use roads?

By 14 August 2013

In astonishing news the Liberals’ Alistair Coe has announced that the lack of coordination in roadworks has rendered him immobile!
ACT Shadow Minister for Urban Services Alistair Coe is today calling on the Government to ensure that roadworks are undertaken in a coordinated manner to stop traffic problems that are foreseeable and avoidable. Mr Coe said [...]

Do the good citizens of Tuggeranong want to pay ~$150 million for a Civic to Gungahlin tram line?

By 21 July 2013

Alistair Coe is playing the outer suburban spite card quite nicely as he keeps up his fusilade on the light rail plans:
ACT Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe has revealed that every household in Canberra will pay $4,419 for the construction of the Green/Labor light rail project.
Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics census data [...]

Would you prefer a nice new Ferrari to light rail? [With poll]


The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is having a fine time nitpicking the Capital Metro light rail proposal:
The ACT Government is spending $433,333 per additional commuter to ride the service, ACT Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today.
“The Government has stated that light rail patronage will be 4,500 people in the morning peak. However, currently 3,000 [...]

Liberals ask where the light rail beef is?

By 24 June 2013

Alistair Coe is asking pointed questions of just where Simon Corbell’s grand light rail visions are coming to and from:
After questioning from Deputy Opposition Leader Alistair Coe, Simon Corbell has again refused to provide documents relating to the massive light rail project.
“Today in Estimates, Simon Corbell refused to release documents he claims to have about [...]

Battle Turn To Starboard* orders Coe!

By 8 May 2013

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 [...]

What’s the Government hiding on Light Rail? Toot!

By 14 February 2013

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 [...]

The Canberra Times again betrays democracy

By 11 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Coe to rule?

By 11 February 2013

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.
It’s [...]

Coe takes a bat to the buses

By 5 February 2013

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 Liberal Shadow Ministry

By 26 November 2012

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 [...]

Coe says Greens want to charge you for car mileage

By 2 October 2012

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 [...]

Liberals to duplicate Horse Park Drive

By 20 September 2012

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 [...]

Liberal dreams for Erindale

By 11 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Coe pushes on with his flashy lights

By 22 August 2012

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 [...]

And the lawyers win from Coe’s petulant squeal to Mum (also the Ombudsman)

By 21 August 2012

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 [...]

Coe’s squeals to mum go unheeded

By 6 August 2012

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 [...]

Coe accuses the Speaker of misusing his power

By 27 June 2012

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 [...]

A production error will no doubt be blamed. Liberals to pay up for their advertising

By 27 June 2012

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 [...]

Plans for Majura Valley Cycle and Pedestrian Path

By 25 June 2012

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 [...]

Speed cameras are bunk? [With poll]


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 [...]

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