ACT Liberal Party’s only successful implosion continues, claims two more

Skidbladnir 13 December 2007 20

ABC Online are reporting that Stefaniak has stood aside and Jacqui Burke has stepped aside, leaving the way for Zed Seselja and Brendan Smyth to rise to the positions of Opposition Leader and Deputy unopposed, as they were the only nominees.

Stefaniak claims he was not politely asked to go, and that it was entirely his own decision.

Jacqui Burke has remained quiet.


[ED – And Stanhope just can’t believe his luck. It will, however, be very interesting to see what the Big Z can do, he’s been very quiet through all the ructions]

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20 Responses to ACT Liberal Party’s only successful implosion continues, claims two more
Crikey Crikey 8:53 am 17 Dec 07

Smyth is childlike. It just shows what garbage they have if the Liberals when someone like Smyth is recycled.

Neocom Neocom 10:02 am 14 Dec 07

Thumper you can paypal me for giving you such a good laugh! Though about 12 months ago I had a similar reaction when someone suggested Howard would get his bony old a$$ kicked in Bennelong!

Ava – I don’t think the Greens will be the “new opposition” – nah I want them to be the new government.
Less than 12 months to go and given the way the imploding sliberals are losing traction on every political level at present, and it’s only going to get worse in the coming year.
The Greens are placed in a great position to take advantage of the changing political climate.
In the reps they nationally polled just under a million primary votes (7%), about the same as The Nationals, Family 1st Fundies & Democrats combined.
In the ACT they pulled in about 13% in the two seats and Kerrie Tucker pulled in a very healthy 21% on the first count in the Senate.
If the sliberals could poll that well at the moment they’d be happy!

Ava Ava 9:02 am 14 Dec 07

Neocom thinks that the Greens will be the new opposition.

Thumper Thumper 8:48 am 14 Dec 07

Vote Green?


Neocom Neocom 8:45 am 14 Dec 07

Got a problem with sliberals in your electorate?
Want an easy, no fuss way to get rid of them?
Vote Greens 1, Labor 2 then stick the sliberal last!

Elvis Las Canberras Elvis Las Canberras 10:49 pm 13 Dec 07

I met zed and zeds dead baby… Having him run a bookshop would be enough of a challenge. What a sad state of affairs in the ACT Legislative Assembly.

Its like Stanhope is paying monkeys to get elected for the Liberal Party – he keeps his job and everyone gets paid.

What a bunch of tossers the ACT Libs have become.

bd84 bd84 8:49 pm 13 Dec 07

lol leahcim, that’s a good one.

oh and boof*ckinghoo cranky he closed the dragway :'( the thing is never going to take off and it’s not worth the money.

anyway, well about bloody time they got rid of Bill the bumbling idiot and Jacqui the moron with a REALLY annoying voice, i’d much rather vote for Zed, and vote them two out.

Anyone want to vote in Australia’s first legislative assembly with a majority of independent members?! neither party really deserve to govern.

leahcim leahcim 7:51 pm 13 Dec 07

When plans abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwx and y fail, move to Plan Zed.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 4:24 pm 13 Dec 07

What’s that German word that describes the guilt pleasure one get from seeing sombody else going down?

I don’t know, but there are a lot of movies on the internet and in Fyshwick for exactly that purpose.

cranky cranky 4:17 pm 13 Dec 07

Any party where Brendan Smyth holds a senior position is out the door, backwards.

This twerp is so in the pocket of big business that he virtually singlehandedly closed the Dragway to hand the land to his mate, Snow.

Who has done F*all with it.

I think I’d better leave it at that. He angers me.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 3:33 pm 13 Dec 07

Brendan Smyth. FFS! I thought we’d seen the end of him. 🙁

caf caf 2:57 pm 13 Dec 07


Surely the headline “Better Zed than dead” was a gimme?

Ingeegoodbee Ingeegoodbee 2:51 pm 13 Dec 07

What’s that German word that describes the guilt pleasure one get from seeing sombody else going down?

Mr Evil Mr Evil 2:37 pm 13 Dec 07

Careful Thumper, someone might think you’ve just defamed their character by suggesting they have a handbag fight. 🙂

Thumper Thumper 2:22 pm 13 Dec 07

Handbags at 20 paces?

Mr Evil Mr Evil 2:21 pm 13 Dec 07

….and not a knife in sight?

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 2:05 pm 13 Dec 07

Does this mean that the ACT Liberals Christmas Party is going to be a ‘table for two’ affair?

Mr Evil Mr Evil 1:57 pm 13 Dec 07

No, no: it’s workchoices – it’s putting you under too much pressure!

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 1:51 pm 13 Dec 07

Oh my stars and garters, I really ought to proofread my own posts before they get approved.

I write and proofread process doco most of the day, and then I go and write “Stefaniak has stood aside and Jacqui Burke has stepped aside”.

I blame solar flares.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 1:51 pm 13 Dec 07

Zed instead of being dead!

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