The ABC brings word that the Canberra Labor Club chain is selling out.
The four clubs are in Belconnen, Civic, Ginninderra, and Weston Creek.
Apparently the business side of the club is tired of being linked to the party of Government:
- “Everything we do is scrutinised. Simply being a large successful club with known links to the ACT branch of the ALP – everything we do is seen in that light which is unfair on the club and its members.
“The reason we’re selling is not for any financial reasons – simply we want to see the club continue to improve and provide a better service for its members.”
Indolent government having allowed what were supposed to be community clubs to morph into huge private businesses operating de facto casinos we’ll just have to see who buys up this very large chain.
Southern Cross club? (followed by the inevitable implosion that the pacman business model entails)