Tony Abbott reaffirmed his previous promise to remove 12,000 jobs from the public service during his budget reply speech if elected.
That is a lot of unemployed Canberrans.
The recommitment to slash public service positions comes just one night after Treasurer Wayne Swan allayed fears of mass redundancies by announcing that only around 1200 positions would not [...]
Alan Moran, one of those cheery folk from the Institute of Public Affairs, has have been hard at work devising an action plan to assist the now inevitable Abbott administration to achieve some of their fiscal objectives. His efforts are up on the Catallaxy Files.
You will be happy to know that the IPA’s identified [...]
Liberal Senator Gary Humphries has put forth a complain about his leader not getting an invite to the Centenary formalities:
Senator Gary Humphries today expressed his regret that the Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, had not been invited to play a role in a ceremony to mark a century since the official naming of Canberra.
Political circles are getting very excited by the Canberra Times reporting on Tony Abbott’s remarks last night on the pre-selection race.
Bearing in mind that the Times is basically the Mouth Of Gazza at this point in the race Abbott’s remarks are not as clear cut as they at first appear:
Mr Abbott praised Senator Humphries’ political [...]
As the ACT election draws ever nearer we typically see all sorts of mud slinging back and forth between the major parties. Today, citynews brings us word that ACT Labor have accused The Canberra Liberals of holding “secret, closed door” meetings with Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.
Apparently challenger to the throne Zed Seselja had [...]
The Age has a story on Tony Abbott’s efforts to raise Carbon Tax fears in Canberra (handy to Parliament for a photo op in a sitting week) hitting a snag (*boom *tish) when the Dickson butcher he was meant to be posing in started getting boycott threats:
‘This was a long pre-arranged visit but once a [...]