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2020 participants announced – plenty of ACT and nearby people

By Gungahlin Al - 29 March 2008 8

ABC has the full list – I’m sure it will invoke plenty of comment.

The name of the game is spot the familiar name – stars, journos get bonus points.

I see Marieke Hardy got a gong. So too Goulburn grazier Charlie Prell in the rural group.

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2020 participants announced – plenty of ACT and nearby people
ant 12:16 pm 30 Mar 08

The media will be in clover, lots of people to give quoteable quotes, things to beat up. I do hope (and hoped when they first announced this) that the gov’t had ensured there was enough accommodation for all the people, and the media, and the hangers-on. I expect, after the call for volunteers to take notes, they’ll be asking us to billet people!

Thumper 10:48 am 30 Mar 08

I too am astonished.

It may be a wank fest, but it will be an interesting wank fest 😉

Hasdrubahl 9:25 pm 29 Mar 08

I am astonished that my name is not on this list.

astrojax 8:51 pm 29 Mar 08

ros has bought a shiny new white board just for the occasion…

and yup, it does seem rather like krudd-squad – why in heavens name is ross garnaut included when the gov’t has commissioned him to give his ideas anyway? isn’t this a waste of a space that one of the seven thousand who missed out might have snavelled?

will he pay for his own way up from sunny melbourne, or will it be part of his funded gig’s travel, i wonder…

Thumper 6:52 pm 29 Mar 08

This was supposed to have been selected by an independent committee to keep it at arms length from government, according to Rudd.

So far it just seems like the Rudd cheer squad.

However, I’ll have a better look at the list later, even though I still think the whole thing is nothing more than a useless love in.

I-filed 6:27 pm 29 Mar 08

452 women (I assumed the names I didn’t recognise as female were male though).

utah 11:58 am 29 Mar 08

Looks like Ros Kelly will be working on “Population, Sustainability, Climate Change and Water.” Here’s hoping she’s not the one taking the notes…

captainwhorebags 10:38 am 29 Mar 08

Good effort for the ACT – 8.4% of the participants, yet only 1.6% of the total national population. The only other area with a greater percentage of participants than population is NT with 3.2% of participants and 1% of population.

I’m sure the states will claim we’ve got so many because it’s on a “pay your own way” basis.

Population data sourced from:
http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/allprimarymainfeatures/E7003AE03F01A8BCCA2573A600134680?opendocument

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