Tag Archives: Jeremy Hanson

A moment on hitler parody

By 11 February, 2014

With Giulia Jones and Jeremy Hanson appointing themselves the last arbiters of taste for performances they haven’t seen and calling for drastic sanction against people only remotely involved I thought in my capacity as a private citizen I’d like to throw my own 2c in via the great Charlie Chaplin.

Liberals want to know which face to put on the attack ads

By 19 December, 2013

The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is stirring the pot and demanding to know who he’s running against in 2016 (assuming the lean and hungry Coe doesn’t knife him first):
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher must come clean on whether she intends to stay on in the Territory’s top job, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson said today.
“Speculation [...]

The new Liberal shadow cabinet

By 10 December, 2013

Jeremy Hanson has announced his new front bench:
Member for Brindabella Nicole Lawder will take on three shadow portfolios to become a Canberra Liberals shadow minister. This comes as part of a wider shadow ministerial reshuffle, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson announced today.
“I’m pleased to confirm several changes to the Canberra Liberals shadow ministry [...]

Can you smell what the Liberals are cooking?

By 10 December, 2013

Jeremy Hanson’s issued an intriguing media alert:
ACT Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson will today be joined by colleagues Nicole Lawder, Andrew Wall and Giulia Jones to make a major announcement concerning the Canberra Liberals parliamentary team.
Hmmm. No Coe, Doszport or Smyth?
We’ll let you know when we hear something out of this.

Are we all dead yet? (Libs on tripling rates)

By 1 November, 2013

Jeremy Hanson and Brendan Smyth are teaming up to band the drum on rates again.
Andrew Barr has been forced to table documents in the Assembly that show the analysis and models for his tax reform program. Despite vehement claims to the contrary during the election campaign, the documents show there is no possible scenario for [...]

Jeremy Hanson blows a raspberry at Katy Gallagher over waiting times

By 7 August, 2013

Jeremy Hanson has collected what he obviously believes is a large enough pile of mud pies and has started throwing them, asking for a performance audit into Emergency Department waiting times in an effort to get Katy back for not sharing her sooper dooper
“A review of the Nurse-led Walk-in Centre at the Canberra Hospital found [...]

The budget really is OK says Chris Bourke

By 6 August, 2013

Labor MLA Chris Bourke is explaining that he really thinks the ACT Budget is OK, despite the findings of the estimates committee (of which he is a member). Also Jeremy Hanson is a meanie:
Tabling the Labor member’s 233 page dissenting report today Dr Chris Bourke MLA Deputy Chair of the ACT Legislative Assembly’s Budget Estimates [...]

MyHospital data is today’s political battleground

By 25 July, 2013

A new report on the performance of ACT Hospitals is currently being used by both Katy Gallagher to shoiw she’s doing a good job, and by Jeremy Hanson to show that’s Katy is doing a bad job.
Every now and then I like to have a rant here about how stupid “the game” of politics is, [...]

Hanson gloats about walk in centre problems

By 24 July, 2013

A report from the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute has highlighted several flaws in the design, and day to day operations of the nurse-led walk-in centre.
The goal, as stated by the ACT Government was to reduce pressure on the emergency department at Canberra hospital.
Sadly, the research indicates it may have made things worse for [...]

Jeremy Hanson addresses Tuggeranong Community Council Meeting

ACT Opposition Leader, Jeremy Hanson, is expected to be grilled on Liberal party policies towards Canberra and Tuggeranong when he addresses the next meeting of the Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC).
The TCC will meet at 7.30pm on Tuesday 6 August 2013 in the upstairs formal dining room at the Southern Cross Club in Greenway.
Members [...]

Behold the deficit sayeth Hanson in his budget reply

By 6 June, 2013

The Liberals have sent forth Jeremy Hanson’s budget reply.
In which he outlines the staqgering debts of the Stanhope/Gallagher Government as they forever promise a balanced budget next year while running up the credit card this year.
The accumulated interest bill in this budget totals over $650 million dollars.
To put that into a meaningful context, that is [...]

Ten years, 11 years, what’s a rates tripling between friends?

By 5 June, 2013

Liberal Leader Jeremy Hanson is taking this opportunity to say “we told you so”:
During the election campaign, the Canberra Liberals used a graph from the Quinlan Tax Review that showed rates would triple in 10 years throughout campaign brochures, flyers, letters and television advertisements.
“Throughout the election, Katy Gallagher and Andrew Barr both denied this [...]

Canberra Liberals want to play netball for 10 hours

By 31 May, 2013

Jeremy Hanson, Brendan Smyth, Zed Seselja, Steve Doszpot, and Vicki Dunne are going to play netball for charity. This new sporty gang will be showing their netball skills in order to raise awareness and funds for Bosom Buddies and Lifeline Canberra.
“We’re very honoured to be participating in the game this weekend as both charities provide [...]

Hanson pins childhood obesity on Skywhale!

By 28 May, 2013

The Liberals Jeremy Hanson is very excited by the defunding of Robert DeCastella’s schoolyard anti-obesity campaign (apparently successful?).
Hanson knows where he would have saved the money:
“Last week, Katy Gallagher said that the increase of Canberrans who were overweight was the most concerning element of the COAG report, and that the Labor government would put more [...]

Hanson offers a Sixth Ministry

By 14 May, 2013

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 [...]

Expanding the Assembly?

By 9 May, 2013

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?

Jeremy Hanson is very upset with Shane Rattenbury

By 10 April, 2013

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 [...]

Liberals calling for ACTEW audit

By 10 April, 2013

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 [...]

What’s a progressive really?

By 27 February, 2013

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 [...]

Jeremy Hanson answers your questions

By 19 February, 2013

Setting a new record for email interview replies Liberal Leader Jeremy Hanson has responded to your questions with these answers:

1. poetix
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 [...]

10 questions for Jeremy Hanson

By 18 February, 2013

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.
1. poetix
What is your [...]

Your questions for Jeremy Hanson

By 14 February, 2013

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.

Time to sic the Auditor-General on the Emergency Department?

By 13 February, 2013

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 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 [...]

Zed to fight crime with a $100,000 community grant

By 13 September, 2012

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 [...]

How to run a go slow to tricky questions

By 13 September, 2012

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 [...]

Jeremy Hanson bad. Then good.

By 12 September, 2012

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.

Hanson weeps for Kate Jackson

By 21 August, 2012

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 [...]

Katy Gallagher presides over industrial scale data fraud because she cares OK?

By 21 July, 2012

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 [...]

Hargreaves calls on Hanson to be a Gentleman. Can we handle the truth?

By 19 July, 2012

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 [...]

On the Liberals, walk-in centres, and excrement flung with gay abandon

By 12 July, 2012

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 [...]

Secret meetings on shady statistics

By 1 May, 2012

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 [...]

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