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ACT lacks that ring of confidence

By Ari 23 April 2008 39

True to its consistent “amateur hour” approach to governing this place, the ACT Government has added another stuff-up to the torch relay debacle … it left a ring off the Olympic logo in material being distributed to the press.

On the bright side, it will help to raise Canberra’s profile internationally.


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Thumper 12:21 pm 24 Apr 08

Yes, i am aware of the spelling mistake 😉

Thumper 12:20 pm 24 Apr 08

State funded holiday.

All you have to do is wave a flag around and scream obsenities at anyone carrying a Tibetan flag.

Mr Evil 12:14 pm 24 Apr 08

GregW said :

The Chinese government through the Chinese embassy funded the trips by donations to the australian council of chinese organisations. They in turn organised and bussed in the students, arranged accommodation, meals, etc.. and provided them with Chinese flags, temporary tattoo’s, and a one China t-shirt.

Well, well that is a surprise! 😉

GregW said :

I would be curious to know if any incentive was offered to the students themselves to take part.

If they cooperated with the Chinese Embassy, then their family members still in China get to keep their internal organs in-situ for another year?

GregW 12:08 pm 24 Apr 08

The Chinese government through the Chinese embassy funded the trips by donations to the australian council of chinese organisations. They in turn organised and bussed in the students, arranged accommodation, meals, etc.. and provided them with Chinese flags, temporary tattoo’s, and a one China t-shirt.

I would be curious to know if any incentive was offered to the students themselves to take part.

Mr Evil 11:30 am 24 Apr 08

I’d like to know who paid for all these buses to bring these Chinese patriots down to Canberra?

Most Uni students couldn’t organise a piss up in a bakery – so how the hell would these Chinese students be able to pay for all the buses?

jessieduck 11:21 am 24 Apr 08

They knew, they just *like* looking stupid.

CanberraResident 8:29 am 24 Apr 08

Just another fine example of this Mickey Mouse Government that is the ACT Government. I’d be embarrassed to be connected to them in any way … amateurs at best …

ant 8:12 am 24 Apr 08

They’ve been all over the net, on Triple J, organising buses, there’s no way they couldn’t have known they were coming! There was one guy on Whirlpool, for heavan’s sake, looking for buses!

neanderthalsis 8:09 am 24 Apr 08

They should have known, it was in Crikey last week. Saw thousands of folks with chinses flags along Parkes way. Only one poor chap with a free Tibet sign though.

Thumper 7:39 am 24 Apr 08

No, I would have thought that was no surprise.

And there’s heaps of them out there already….

I-filed 6:41 am 24 Apr 08

On the news just then: the ACT government (and presumably the Australian Government) “weren’t aware” that ” thousands” of Chinese supporters would be “pouring” into Canberra this morning for a “well organised” rally. That’s just a tad concerning, isn’t it?

ant 9:44 pm 23 Apr 08

Maybe they couldn’t afford a thing of yellow toner for their printer, and hoped no one would notice. Expensive stuff, that toner, and for colour printers you have to buy lots of it.

CanberraResident 9:19 pm 23 Apr 08

ha thumper

It’s probably enjoying a candle-lit dinner as we speak … Sammy’s Kitchen – to stay in the theme of things of course.

Thumper 8:13 pm 23 Apr 08

Yeah, just like he had the bushfires of 2003 covered.

But have no fear, the torch is probably holed up in a hotel room with free champers and a couple of cheap hookers, getting ready for tomorrow….

CanberraResident 7:59 pm 23 Apr 08

36 hours – that’s how long Stanhope has responsibility for the Olympic flame. I’m praying. It would be an awful way for Cambra to get on the world stage if something went wrong and the Olympic torch was to be extinguished. A freak wind? A gusty northerly? A westerly typhoon? A BB style gigantic fan? Stanhope’ll have all areas covered I’m sure, even the unpredictable weather. After all, he runs rings around those lesser public servants doesn’t he? (no pun intended)

DMD – where’s Sideney?

Deadmandrinking 7:16 pm 23 Apr 08

Or maybe the torch-bearers will get stuck on a roundabout.

Sorry guys, but we just can’t cut it as a world city. That’s why everyone else thinks the capital is Sydney.

jessieduck 6:59 pm 23 Apr 08

huh?

CanberraResident 5:53 pm 23 Apr 08

Next thing, one of those big balloon inflater machines will extinguish the Olympic flame … bring it on !!!!!

WHOOOSH!

I-filed 5:29 pm 23 Apr 08

It was on a blue background, so no excuses!. Ouch – the yellow ring represents Asia …

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