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And now Annette Ellis falls

By johnboy 22 January 2010 57

Chief Minister Stanhope today pays tribute to the Member for Tuggeranong Canberra Annette Ellis who is also heading off into the sunset.

“Ms Ellis has always had a great passion for and enthusiasm for her city and its people, and has served ably and conscientiously in public life, first as a Member of the Legislative Assembly and later as the federal Member for Canberra,” Mr Stanhope said today.

“The hallmark of her political style has always been her approachability. She once said that when planning a trip grocery shopping she would always allow two hours. She understood implicitly that being available to her constituents – even when filling a shopping trolley – was part and parcel of being a genuine and successful local member.

I’m not entirely sure that I’d want to end public life with my most noteworthy contribution having been leaving enough time for a chinwag while shopping.

The political landscape in Canberra is starting to look eerily unfamiliar.


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ricci 4:37 pm 05 Feb 10

Ellis is a nice enough person but has been coasting along. We need someone much more active who will push for a better deal for ACT constituents rather than toeing the Party line. A good Independent with a chance of being part of a balance-of-power play would be the best outcome.

PM 12:54 pm 04 Feb 10

amelie said :

A noisy noise annoys an oyster

What?

amelie 12:24 pm 27 Jan 10

A noisy noise annoys an oyster, you just pasted your comment straight out of the crimes editorial, no?

Clown Killer 11:00 am 27 Jan 10

Got any facts to back up that inarguably biased opinion?

It’s called caucus. The simple fact that all Labor MPs are required to espouse the views and opinions of the party machine – without exception – means that what’s good for Canberra voters is never going to be the same as what’s good for advancing the socialst ideaology of the Labor Party.

In your rush to apologise for the Labour party, you shouldn’t confuse the absence of quality oposition candidates with support for the Labor party.

MessyMonster 10:54 am 27 Jan 10

Clown Killer – exactly! no party hacks for me!! this vote could be tricky….where is an independent??? – an independent who is a Canberra rate-payer who thinks we get screwed with roads etc because of the debacle over the NCA versus ACTPLA, and as a consequence all the dead trees don’t get removed, and we have dead kangaroos on the sides of the roads that don’t get cleared…I think our parliamentary zone is embarrassing…anyone else agree?? An independent vote would certainly shift the power nicely in terms of some much needed pork barelling!

sepi 10:34 am 27 Jan 10

MessyMonster it won’t hep us be a marginal seat if everyone just votes for random people based on personal reasoning. It needs people to vote en masse for the most likely non-labor candidate. At least this election might be a bit more interesting for us than the last few anyway.

Labor must have a bit of depth in the ranks if they are getting rid of solid performers. By the end the Libs had run out of remotely serious contenders for portfolios, let alone seats.

areaman 10:19 am 27 Jan 10

Clown Killer said :

By definition that’s going to rule out an ALP candidate who’s views and opinions are given to them by backroom party hacks and based on policical expediency rather than any desire to serve the community that elected and pay for them.

Got any facts to back up that inarguably biased opinion?

Clown Killer 8:41 am 27 Jan 10

Areaman, I think the crucial part of what messy said was:

… they need to understand our public schools, and the shamble that is the Canberra hospital, otherwise they have no idea of the realities!

By definition that’s going to rule out an ALP candidate who’s views and opinions are given to them by backroom party hacks and based on policical expediency rather than any desire to serve the community that elected and pay for them.

areaman 11:49 pm 26 Jan 10

Even if that’s the ALP candidate MessyMonster?

MessyMonster 4:24 pm 26 Jan 10

OK, I signed up to RiotAct just so I could comment on this! Seriously all – can’t we see what is going on here! Senior ALP must have given Annette and Bob the cold shoulder, knowing that this election would be another shoe-in for them, and then we could be foisted with two new faces who would be solidly entrenched before anyone else could come along about the time a swing might have a chance! I’m with everyone who says let’s make it marginal -!! go marginal…..but to me after the whole ACT election – that doesn’t mean Greens, wasn’t it just the Greens preferences in the last election that elected Annette anyway?? I’m going to vote for whicheven candidate has actually lived here the longest, to me, they need to understand our public schools, and the shamble that is the Canberra hospital, otherwise they have no idea of the realities!

housebound 12:10 am 26 Jan 10

ALP bashing aside …

The CT news today was that the national machine decided last year that Bob and Annette would go.

The chosen replacements could well be some well-connected local blokes/gals, who are staying very quiet right now, and the kerfuffle about parachuting in candidates is just a scripted tiff. Only those wanna-be candidates who don’t know the answer are still trying. Like it would make any difference to Canberra anyway.

Thumper’s guinea pig proposal also has some merit, but it would have to be an 18+ year old Australian guinea pig.

Thumper 6:34 pm 25 Jan 10

fair suck of the sauce sav bottle while working flat out like a lizard drinking at barbie held in honour of all ockers at the cricket while watching a non existant colin cowdrey bat at the gabba…

pepmeup 3:48 pm 25 Jan 10

Clown killer, you will never convince people that rudd is a goose, as they are generally so uneducated in any area if policy that the odd favourable head line for rudd is all that sinks in. I agree Rudd is a major dud, what happened to health reform. A friend of a friend waited 14 hours in emergancy in Canberra last week. Wasn’t rudd going to fix that up within the first 18 months of government? The schools funding is a huge bungle, I can see why Canberra Grammar school needs a new library or what ever they built. I mean they only earn more than most banana republics.

But Rudd is great at getting a good headline or news grab and unfortunatly that is as far as most people look into any issue that does not effect them very directly

areaman 9:06 pm 24 Jan 10

Clown Killer said :

Sure there’s a handful of dyed-in-the-wool labor bum-sniffers who still think Rudds sh!t smells like roses, but in the real world even the rusted on MPs are starting to smell the stence

Unsurprisingly every single opinion poll strongly disagrees.

Clown Killer 6:19 pm 24 Jan 10

How about some examples? The fact that we survived the GFC way better than any other developed country shows how wrong you are.

That you actually think that the Labor government had anything to do with the fact that Australia managed to get this far without going in recession show’s how wrong you are areaman. The Rudd governments involvement in saving our bacon was token at best. He may as well have promised to change the weather (… come to think of it he did – and failed … but we’ll get back to that …)

Examples? Botching economic stimulus so badly that at the micro level schools with a gymnasium and no library were forced to build another gymnasium and at the macro level the Reserve Bank was forced to pump up interest rates to try and reign in inflation.

Climate change – wasn’t that tha single biggest issue facing Australia in the 21st century? Fcuk! Rudd couldn’t even convince the Coalitiuon to support it’s own emmissions trading scheme it spend a decade developing and refining … and that was all before making a complete goose of himself at Copenhagen … FAIL.

Health reform … FAILURE. Water reform and improving the management of the Murray Darling basin … FAILURE. Education … Hell, even the Unions are calling for blood! lets write than one down as a … FAILURE.

Sure there’s a handful of dyed-in-the-wool labor bum-sniffers who still think Rudds sh!t smells like roses, but in the real world even the rusted on MPs are starting to smell the stench … I guess McMullan and Ellis are just a little smarter than the rest of them.

GardeningGirl 5:15 pm 24 Jan 10

I rang her office and spoke to a staffer once, got no interest and no suggestions on anyone else to try regarding the issue I wanted to raise.

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