I’m not sure how this one slipped through but the ABC is reporting that ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope says progress is being made to acquire ownership of Googong Dam now that there is a Federal Labor Government.
Whether or not it is a Federal Labor government is simply an unwarranted backhander at the previous federal government, something Stanhope has become famous for. And I believe that talks about the ACT owning Googong started under the Howard regime and were actually quite productive.
However, the idea that Canberra can actually own the dam from where its water comes from appeals to me.
By all means Mr Stanhope, go for it. Afterall, your office has indicated that it’s those nasty New South Welshmen ( and women) that are clogging up our hospitals.