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Al Grassby statue in Civic

By IBN News 31 October 2006 31

IBN reports that the opposition isn’t happy with the government commissioning that life-size statue of Al Grassby for Civic Square (which RiotAct reported on back in March).

Opposition leader Bill Stefaniak says he can’t believe money is being spent on this when budgets are being cut everywhere else.

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obagnato 8:47 pm 25 Apr 11

never knew untill now , That they spend our money that could have been used somewhere , to help others yet .ACT spend the money on a person name Al Grass-by , yet 2011 ,( What money can buy …….. ) was that his last wish , to the Societe Onorata ( notice there a word spell RAT in Onorata ) . by blessing go out to the MACKEY . and family

Thumper 7:00 pm 14 Nov 06

Yeah, funny how time, and a rewriting of history has erased Donald Mackay’s memory.

I wholeheartedly think that a statue of him would mean a hell of a lot more than one of Grassby.

Seriously, what can they be thinking? Fraser did more for immigration thatn Grassby with the influx of Vietnamese refugees after the fall of Saigon.

Not that I endorse Fraser in any way mind you.

redback 5:20 pm 14 Nov 06

Better to put up a statue of Donald Mackay, in tribute to the suffering endured by Barbara and the rest of the Mackay family.
Or one of Arthur Calwell, the father of post-war migration.
A statue of Al Grassby will be another embarrasment we can live without.

kimba 1:08 pm 03 Nov 06

I’m surprised that Billy-boy would even suggest that a building be named after Big Bad Al instead of a statue. Perhaps a drop plantation in Griffith would be more appropriate.

Thumper 10:57 am 02 Nov 06

Those utter, utter bastards….

Mr Evil 10:30 am 02 Nov 06

Why just single out Al for commemoration? If they erect a statue of a giant arsehole then that’d cover just about everyone in the modern Labor Party.

Kerces 6:08 pm 01 Nov 06

sorry, frequently writes stories about Canberra-secific things which have recently (usually the previous day or early that morning) appeared on this site and often doesn’t supply a link.

Kerces 6:06 pm 01 Nov 06 frequently picks up on things from this site and doesn’t provide links.

barking toad 5:45 pm 01 Nov 06 has picked up on this but doesn’t link to this site

some of the comments may offend their hippie labor sensitivities

Mr Evil 9:43 am 01 Nov 06

Actually, a statue of him drink driving would be the way to go.

futto 11:00 pm 31 Oct 06

Please let the statue of him in this suit….


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