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ACT Liberals run out of money

By - 23 December 2009 26

[ED] Modified for clarity.

The CT has this report on the Canberra Liberals saying they don’t have much money at the bank. 

“The balance sheet of the ACT division of the Liberal Party, presented at its annual general meeting last month, show that at June 30, 2009, the party had only $230 in the bank, compared with almost $95,000 at the same time last year.”

Ah yes its about time that the ACT Libs started imploding again.

Part time Director – part time administrator on seek today – oh and part time Leader of the Opposition (Zeds still in bed – nice one John Stanhope), looks like we have a part time Liberal Party.

By the sounds of it the Children that Zed took out of the nursery to run the Liberal Party can’t count, maybe we should give them some counting blocks for xmas.

Jim Murphy maybe wasn’t so bad after all, at least he could run a business.

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ACT Liberals run out of money
Tetranitrate 6:22 pm 23 Dec 09

NickD said :

It’s interesting that what purports to be the party of business is less successful at running their investment strategy than the ALP 😉

It’s a little more complicated – basically, the financial problems the libs have now is to a great extent due to the several years of hard work put in by the previous division president alienating Jim Murphy and the rest of the Canberra business owners who used to donate significantly to the party. It isn’t as though they’ve frittered away money, more that their normal sources of revenue have been dried up.

Everything started slowly going to hell around the time they lost government(in the ACT) and progressively worsened up until the end of 07 when Mulcahy was turfed out and Gary Kent resigned. While the parliamentary antics leading up to Zed taking over probably didn’t help the real damage is behind the scenes in terms of membership and the libs relationship with the business community.
– their financial problems derive from those two factors.
TBH the party probably wouldn’t meet the AEC requirements were it not for stacks.

housebound 5:26 pm 23 Dec 09

What is wirth thinking about is whether business would bother backing the Libs now, given the supreme dominance of the ALP. Why donate to an outside chance when you can buy access by donating to the sure-fire winner? Oh the demcratic joys of a safe seat. (but on that basis, why would the ALP not just take your money and run, because they don’t need you thanks to unions and gambling?)

Even if this story is ALP-propoganda beat-up (as Thumper and others suggest), I wouldn’t want to be in the Libs shoes.

A Noisy Noise Annoys 5:22 pm 23 Dec 09

bd84 said :

barking toad said :

What Thumper said. An unpaid ALP advertisement.

Who cares what’s in the till if it’s not coming from the public purse.

It’s not as if they’re funded by the CFMEU or the Labor Club industry.

+1
this has nothing to do with anything important. Surely people have half a brain to realise that the party leader in the assembly does not actually run the party nor its finances. Idiots who think that are the reason we suffer with the current government when they waste their votes.

There’s an old saying in rugby league “if you can’t run things in the front office you can’t win games on the field”. The same applies to political parties.

NickD 5:06 pm 23 Dec 09

While this suggests that the ACT Liberals’ administration is a mess (which in turn will impact on their ability to attract good candidates, support their members in the Legislative Assembly, prepare for the next election, etc), the comparison with 30 June 2008 is a bit unfair as that would have been the party’s war chest just before the start of the election campaign.

It’s interesting that what purports to be the party of business is less successful at running their investment strategy than the ALP 😉

housebound 1:37 pm 23 Dec 09

Clearly the Libs need to invest in a poker-machine like scheme that scams funding off the poorest of the poor – problem gamblers or some other group of addicts. Then the Libs can manage their finances just as well as that cashed up ALP.

bd84 1:12 pm 23 Dec 09

barking toad said :

What Thumper said. An unpaid ALP advertisement.

Who cares what’s in the till if it’s not coming from the public purse.

It’s not as if they’re funded by the CFMEU or the Labor Club industry.

+1
this has nothing to do with anything important. Surely people have half a brain to realise that the party leader in the assembly does not actually run the party nor its finances. Idiots who think that are the reason we suffer with the current government when they waste their votes.

Hells_Bells74 12:49 pm 23 Dec 09

At least they’re not holding onto a fortune of everyday folks gambling addictions.

LlamaFrog 12:42 pm 23 Dec 09

If only the liberals had all the poker machines the ALP has they would be rolling in it.

barking toad 12:22 pm 23 Dec 09

What Thumper said. An unpaid ALP advertisement.

Who cares what’s in the till if it’s not coming from the public purse.

It’s not as if they’re funded by the CFMEU or the Labor Club industry.

harvyk1 11:51 am 23 Dec 09

I doubt the ACT libs would die. Fed libs would do something well before that day… The symbolism of having a political party die in Canberra would give the ALP years worth of ammo to use against the Libs Federal.

Whilst I probably won’t vote for them (although I have met Zed a few times, and he does seem like a nice guy) we also don’t want any political party to feel that they have been given a blank cheque (eg no opposition) to do what they want.

Rosencrantz 11:37 am 23 Dec 09

Not to worry, we still have the Greens performing the role of an Opposition party so I don’t know that we need a third party in this town anyway.

🙂

fgzk 11:28 am 23 Dec 09

Does this have anything to do with why the couple resigned from the liberal party last week? I’ve been waiting to see if a story appeared on RA about what was said to the wife that would make hubby walk out. Was it a tiff over money?

colourful sydney rac 11:25 am 23 Dec 09

Only $230 in the bank? These clowns think the can run the ACT economy when they can’t even manage their own finances?

icantbelieveitsnotbu 10:58 am 23 Dec 09

Thumper said :

*yawn*

sounds like it’s another bit of ALP propaganda.

How is it ALP propaganda??? Read the article… documents obtained by the CT, not handed to them by the ALP… anyway… I think it’s well within the communities interest to know if a political party can/ can’t manage their own finances.

Thumper 8:00 am 23 Dec 09

*yawn*

sounds like it’s another bit of ALP propaganda.

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