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The new cabinet unveiled!

By johnboy - 7 November 2008 33

The Chief Minister has published details of his new cabinet.

Katy Gallagher’s the big winner, picking up Treasury on the way, presumably, to the big job.

Full ministry list below:

Mr Jon Stanhope MLA

    Chief Minister

    Minister for Transport

    Minister for Territory and Municipal Services

    Minister for Business and Economic Development

    Minister for Indigenous Affairs

    Minister for the Arts and Heritage

Ms Katy Gallagher MLA

    Deputy Chief Minister

    Treasurer

    Minister for Health

    Minister for Community Services

    Minister for Women

Mr Simon Corbell MLA

    Attorney General

    Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water

    Minister for Energy

    Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Mr John Hargreaves MLA

    Minister for Disability and Housing

    Minister for Ageing

    Minister for Multicultural Affairs

    Minister for Industrial Relations

    Minister for Corrections

Mr Andrew Barr

    Minister for Education and Training

    Minister for Children and Young People

    Minister for Planning

    Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation

What’s Your opinion?


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33 Responses to
The new cabinet unveiled!
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Dante 12:00 pm
07 Nov 08
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Katy’s still got health? Good thing the Greens get to directly liaise with her in that case, I hope she gets a hammering.

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Skidbladnir 12:19 pm
07 Nov 08
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Katy still has Health?
Stanhope has TaMS, and still has his pet Arts portfolio?
The Minister for Corrections has a DUI history?
The Minister least likely to ever have any himself received Children?

Do we get to find out what led to these decisions, or can we at least see the Portfolio Hat they plucked them out of?

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neanderthalsis 12:24 pm
07 Nov 08
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Ummm, is this really any different to what we had before?

John is still on the Bridge of the titanic and there has been some minor repositioning of the deckchairs…

Katy’s on the Bow singing How Great thou Art with the other doomed souls, Hargreaves is chipping ice off the berg for another pink gin, Corbell and Barr are on damage repair armed with a tac hammer and some 3 ply.

Go team…

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Rya10 12:40 pm
07 Nov 08
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It is interesting to see who Stanhope considers to be politically expendable.

He has left the poor, the disabled, the aged, prisoners, unionists, and ethnic groups with Hargreaves.

There was a time when these groups would have been priority concerns for a Labor party.

When it was a party that claimed to be concerned for the poor and maginalised.

And doubly interesting, the exit polls identified a coalition of roughly these groups as being key to the Obama victory.

It looks like Obama and Stanhope now have a very different view of progressive politics.

I wonder who is right.

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Thumper 12:40 pm
07 Nov 08
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Looks pretty much like business as usual

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LG 1:01 pm
07 Nov 08
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Now we can have the “Stanhope Memorial Pothole”

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thetruth 1:08 pm
07 Nov 08
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Skidbladnir said :

Katy still has Health?
Stanhope has TaMS, and still has his pet Arts portfolio?
The Minister for Corrections has a DUI history?
The Minister least likely to ever have any himself received Children?

Do we get to find out what led to these decisions, or can we at least see the Portfolio Hat they plucked them out of?

LOL

Compare this ministery with the potential Liberal / Green coalition. This was never going to happen, because the greens REALLY ARE the left wing of the ALP. The Lib’s were dead wrong – a vote for the Green’s was always a vote for Labor and always will be. The greens will never form government and will always enjoy the 15% to 17% third party vote that they has always occurred in the ACT (except for 2004 when it went to the labor party to form the first majority government)

Which one best represented the change that Canberra actually voted for?

Seriously put partisan comments aside this is the cabinet that bought about a 9% swing against the ALP. All we got as a change is the speaker and a ransom list of demands – it was like a 9% swing resulted in Stanhope being put on probation (as if he really cares because he WILL retire within the next two years).

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jimbocool 1:22 pm
07 Nov 08
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I wonder if the Portfolio Hat is related to the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter? If it is then we should respect its decisions, counter-intuitive as they may be. I wonder if has a song too…

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miz 1:32 pm
07 Nov 08
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Something like ‘I’m a Minister and I’m OK, I like to make the electorate pay’ (to the Lumberjack tune) perhaps?

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housebound 1:37 pm
07 Nov 08
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thetruth said :

the greens REALLY ARE the left wing of the ALP … Seriously put partisan comments aside this is the cabinet that bought about a 9% swing against the ALP. All we got as a change is the speaker and a ransom list of demands – it was like a 9% swing resulted in Stanhope being put on probation (as if he really cares because he WILL retire within the next two years).

+1

Quite sad, really. So much for the greens being a third force. More like a rear guard for a flailing first force

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jakez 1:39 pm
07 Nov 08
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jimbocool said :

I wonder if the Portfolio Hat is related to the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter? If it is then we should respect its decisions, counter-intuitive as they may be. I wonder if has a song too…

Speaking of the sorting hat. If we had the sorting hat for the Legislative Assembly, would there be a single politician NOT put into slytherin?

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jimbocool 2:02 pm
07 Nov 08
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Surely Mary Porter would be in Hufflepuff, Jakez – “Where they are just and loyal/Those patient Hufflepuffs are true/And unafraid of toil”

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caf 2:08 pm
07 Nov 08
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thetruth and housebound are going off somewhat halfcocked, since we haven’t really seen anything much put to the Legislature yet. That the makeup of the Executive hasn’t changed is only part of the story – each and every decision of that Executive will be subject to serious and ongoing review over the next four years, which is a seachange from the last four. In the end, the Legislature has the power to disallow and overrule the decisions of the Executive Government.

And to be frank, I think that’s the change a lot of Canberrans were hoping (and perhaps voting) for. Silly statements equating a vote for the Greens with a direct vote for Labor are humbug. Those who voted Greens were voting to have a government that relied on the Greens for support.

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Dante 2:26 pm
07 Nov 08
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Mary Porter is definitely being under-utilized.. from my understanding she used to head up Volunteers ACT so I think she would have been great with Hargreaves’ portfolio.

I guess she’s just not quite part of the clique yet.

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caf 2:33 pm
07 Nov 08
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They’re only allowed to have 5 Ministers due to federal legislation, so someone else would have had to be canned to get Porter a gig.

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