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Air test results destroyed? Liberals ask why

By johnboy - 26 September 2011 35

Liberal Leader Zed Seselja is arcing up over the Mitchell Fire and asking why the results of air tests have been disappeared:

Today’s revelations that the Mitchell fire air results were not retained come on top of continued failings by ACT Labor in the aftermath of the emergency, ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja said today. The Canberra Liberals have given the government fair latitude in their initial handling of the fire, but today’s inexplicable incompetence, on top of business owners still being locked out of their own premises and teachers receiving conflicting pay advice from different parts of government, is the latest in a litany of mounting failures.

“Today’s revelation that, despite Katy Gallagher’s contradictory assurances, air test results weren’t retained and therefore won’t ever be available is a shocking oversight,” Mr Seselja said.

We’re not sure how the teacher’s pay got in there…

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Air test results destroyed? Liberals ask why
00davist 2:29 pm 26 Sep 11

johnboy said :

So Zed’s back to copying tony abbott’s talking points and hasn’t hauled in that there’s a uniquely local issue at play here? Oh brilliant!

Pretty much!

Deref 2:12 pm 26 Sep 11

Gungahlin Al said :

For pete’s sake. They’ve already said they were using portable testing equipment that didn’t have recording capabilities.
Must everything be about reds under the bed?

Better a red under the bed than a Zed under the bed.

johnboy 2:08 pm 26 Sep 11

So Zed’s back to copying tony abbott’s talking points and hasn’t hauled in that there’s a uniquely local issue at play here? Oh brilliant!

00davist 2:07 pm 26 Sep 11

johnboy said :

00davist said :

He is listing a few issues people had with govt. handling of the fire as a reinforcement to his line of attack against what he feels to be the latest issue in a list of issues relating to the fire.

Why does this confuse you?

Because “some teachers confused over a day’s pay issue” doesn’t really rate on the same page as “was half the city poisoned?”, at least not in my book.

I’m not saying it does, but the reason for mentioning the confusion in pay was simply to highlight that there have been a NUMBER off issues, some big, some small, that he feels indicate a pattern of incopetance.

I’m not saying i agree or disagree with him, but the mantion of the teachers pay thing seems in no way out of place to me, in fact, becase it’s related to the fire in a completly different way, It’s use shows that the issues raised (if you agree with them) are wide-ranging, and incorporate more than just air.

It’s essentually one party saying “Is there ANYTHING they got right with this fire” about the oter party.

Standard ploitcal slagging, goes both ways state and federal, particuarly with the children we see in ACT, NSW and the Federal Govt. And Opposition parties.

AG Canberra 2:02 pm 26 Sep 11

This is starting to sound a bit like Jon’s ‘The buck stops with me’….but then a few weeks later….the buck stopped with everyone else.

Surely….surely….someone took notes of readings (negative or otherwise).

Al – you managed to get your phone and camera on the way out the door that morning. One would assume the bloke that was actually employed to work as part of the response (and was trusted to take readings that key safety decisions were based on) was a bit more thorough than ‘yep, she’s OK. Job’s done.’

johnboy 1:53 pm 26 Sep 11

00davist said :

He is listing a few issues people had with govt. handling of the fire as a reinforcement to his line of attack against what he feels to be the latest issue in a list of issues relating to the fire.

Why does this confuse you?

Because “some teachers confused over a day’s pay issue” doesn’t really rate on the same page as “was half the city poisoned?”, at least not in my book.

Henry82 1:41 pm 26 Sep 11

Gungahlin Al said :

For pete’s sake. They’ve already said they were using portable testing equipment that didn’t have recording capabilities.

I was down at officeworks the other day, and they have these things called “pen & paper”

00davist 1:40 pm 26 Sep 11

He is listing a few issues people had with govt. handling of the fire as a reinforcement to his line of attack against what he feels to be the latest issue in a list of issues relating to the fire.

Why does this confuse you?

yellowsnow 1:35 pm 26 Sep 11

Gungahlin Al said :

Not everything is digital…

in that case is it too much to expect an analog notebook and pencil?

esp when the stakes are so high.

johnboy 1:31 pm 26 Sep 11

Not exactly material as to whether lax regulation has had half the city dosed up with PCB’s though.

aronde 1:28 pm 26 Sep 11

I think the teacher’s pay issue had to do with some being told to use leave if they did not go to school on the fire day while others were told they would be recorded as ‘working from home’.

RedDogInCan 1:24 pm 26 Sep 11

Can you even have a ‘litany of mounting failures’?

Gungahlin Al 12:55 pm 26 Sep 11

Not everything is digital…

johnboy 12:54 pm 26 Sep 11

Many would have expected the advanced technology of a notebook to be put into use.

Gungahlin Al 12:51 pm 26 Sep 11

For pete’s sake. They’ve already said they were using portable testing equipment that didn’t have recording capabilities.
Must everything be about reds under the bed?

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