The Liberal Leader Jeremy Hanson is cunningly offering legislation to expand the Ministry to a sixth Minister.
Before The backbenchers get too excited it’s worth noting Jeremy’s not doing this out of the goodness of his heart:
“Over the past month we have heard the calls from Katy Gallagher on how over-worked her current Ministers are and [...]
Chief MInister Gallagher is making compelling arguments for expanding the Legislative Assembly.
The ABC however reports that the Liberals Jeremy Hanson wants more public consultation.
But what if the public is wrong?
ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson has just issued a media release where he “slammed the lack of integrity and character of Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury.”
It seems Mr Rattenbury didn’t support Hanson’s call for an inquiry into ACTEW.
“Despite his rhetoric in the media at the ‘obscene’ rates of pay at ACTEW, Rattenbury today danced to the [...]
Jeremy Hanson thinks things have been a bit fishy over at ACTEW for a while, and would like to know what is going on. To that end, he plans on asking the Assembly to ask the Auditor-General to conduct a performance audit of ACTEW.
“I share many of the concerns people in the community have expressed [...]
Andrew Barr is having some fun with Liberal Leader Jeremy Hanson’s new found distaste for progressivism:
In the Legislative Assembly this morning, Mr Hanson moved a motion criticising the ACT Government for being progressive, and labelled as extreme and progressive Government policies such as renewable energy targets and emission reduction targets.
However, in his maiden speech to [...]
Setting a new record for email interview replies Liberal Leader Jeremy Hanson has responded to your questions with these answers:
What is your favourite music, and why?
Pretty diverse tastes from AC/DC to classical but if I have a favourite it’s country music with a bluesy edge. Reason being I play the guitar and sing [...]
There was a pleasing deluge of questions for the new Liberal Leader Jeremy Hanson to answer via email.
Sadly we can only send ten so I’ve had to cull them. I even missed out on getting my own questions in there.
Thanks to all who participated we look forward to getting the answers soon.
What is your [...]
OK Rioters, the Liberals have a new leader and his office has agreed to answer your questions.
Let rip in the comments (brevity will be smiled upon) and I’ll pick ten questions to send over.
Liberal Leader Jeremy Hanson is calling for an audit of the ever worsening hospital emergency departments:
“The latest figures show that only 42 per cent of patients requiring urgent treatment and 44 per cent of patients requiring semi-urgent treatment were seen on time,” Mr Hanson said.
“The lack of access to the emergency department is having a [...]
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 [...]
Zed and Jeremy have been out to announce their grand plan to “combat crime”:
if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will commit $100,000 each year for community grants to combat crime. Mr Seselja said the grants will be given to community groups which support crime prevention.
“This initiative will assist services like Neighbourhood Watch, Victims of [...]
One presumes it was Jeremy Hanson who FOI’d the emails surrounding his Question on Notice about hospital emergency department waiting times.
But the resulting paper trail is certainly intriguing.
Messages misplaced, key people going on leave, eventually deciding that the investigation of their own scandal means they can’t give an answer at all.
In my opinion Sir Humphrey [...]
Great reporting from the Crimes this morning. And a very impartial
First, the Assembly Clerk’s office denied ever approving Hanson’s request to allow his wife to use the car.
Then, the backpeddling.
Opposition is a thankless job.
The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is taking an interesting tack on the Public Accounts Committee report into the health statistics scandal:
“The report has revealed a number of recommendations including that the government needs to review the adequacy of controls of IT systems and security of patient records,” Mr Hanson said today.
“The fact that the Committee [...]
For those coming in late the health statistics scandal can be roughly summarised like this:
– To meet political imperatives a group of senior people, of which only one has been identified, in the health directorate engaged in massive widespread forgery of emergency department data (12,700 records altered).
– The health directorate has announced they feel no [...]
Yesterday Colonel Hanson put out a unusual media release telling the Public Accounts Committee how to suck eggs.
ACT Shadow Health Minister Jeremy Hanson has written to the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, calling on all members not to run interference in tomorrow’s health data scandal hearing. Mr Hanson said in earlier Estimates hearings [...]
Normally we try to shield you dear readers from the poo-flinging of our political class and focus on things that have concrete meaning.
But the wierd permutations of this story are worth having a look at.
It started out with the Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson drawing a long bow to take advise offered to the Chief Minister and [...]
The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is quite excited by a tacit admission that Katy Gallagher and Meredith Hunter were circling their wagons before the health statistics scandal started to break:
“It is now apparent why, after Katy Gallagher and Meredith Hunter refused to deny a secret meeting between the two of them about the scandal that occurred [...]
The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson has his tail up and is asking some unpleasant questions on the matter of the Government’s health statistics silly buggers:
In light of the revelations that emergency department figures were doctored by a senior health official, questions remain about what other health and hospital results have been falsified. Katy Gallagher needs to [...]
Following on from this morning’s bombshell admission that numbers from the Canberra Hospital have been fabricated, possibly at considerable cost to Commonwealth performance funding, the Liberals’ Zed Seselja and Jeremy Hanson are scenting blood and demanding an independent investigation:
ACT Shadow Health Minister Jeremy Hanson said Katy Gallagher’s dishonesty with Canberrans over the health system must [...]
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 [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher was in full blown pollyanna mode this morning announcing the Adult Mental Health Unit will be finished in “about a month”.
As announcements go “we’ll be done soon” don’t really rate.
“We’re going to build it”, “We’ve started building it”, and “We’ve opened it” are things you can sink your teeth into whereas [...]
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 [...]
Almost three weeks after the Auditor-General released a negative report on the ACT Government’s food safety regulations the Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson has finally chimed in with a media release today, claiming the report should be the first priority over other reform in the area.
“Katy Gallagher needs to get the basic management of her Health Protection [...]
The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is having a good old whack at the increasingly hapless Katy Gallagher with new data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on emergency department performance.
According to today’s AIHW report, the ACT now has both the worst elective surgery waiting times and the worst emergency department waiting times in [...]
The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is taking up cudgels on behalf of the Weston Creek festival which has had it’s grant application turned down:
Member for Molonglo Jeremy Hanson will this week call on ACT Labor to review its decision not to fund the Weston Creek community festival, after the local community council’s application was rejected with [...]
The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is pointing out that ACT Health’s annual report is showing increasing wait times at the Emergency Department:
“Only 54 percent of urgent (category 3) patients are being seen within the clinically appropriate timeframe of thirty minutes 5 percent less than last year,” ACT Shadow Health Minister Jeremy Hanson said today.
“Only 49 [...]
In equal parts alarming and confusing, Jeremy Hanson has put out a media release claiming half the inmates in our prisons have Hepatitis C.
This is usually considered an argument in favour of a needle exchange (on the basis that otherwise they’ll be shooting up with dirty needles, thus spreading the contagion), but not to Mister [...]
On Friday we raised an eyebrow to news that shiny new backbench MLA was filling in for the Minister for Health at the Australian Health Ministers’ Conference.
Today the Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson has caught up to events and is most unhappy.
Its unsatisfactory that the ACTs own Health Minister isnt representing Canberras best interests, and is instead [...]
Liberal Leader Zed Seselja is promising to introduce legislation to punish the morons punching on with the cops in Civic of a night.
We must do everything we can to deter violent assaults and other offences against police in the course of their duties, Mr Seselja said.
This legislation will send a very clear message: offences [...]
Simon Corbell is having a bit of a gloat after the Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson got himself thrown out of the Legislative Assembly again today:
Manager of Government Business, Simon Corbell, has today called on the Opposition Leader to condemn the actions of Jeremy Hanson for refusing to withdraw dissenting comments about the Speaker of the ACT [...]
The Liberals Jeremy Hanson is not jumping for joy over Katy Gallagher’s announced improvements to elective surgery waiting lists.
“Katy Gallagher is now claiming that elective surgery is now a high priority for her
government but for too long she has allowed thousands of Canberrans to wait too
long for important surgery, often in pain.
“It seems that after [...]