The Canberra Times reports on an epic fail in the Legislative Assembly’s efforts to present a united front in their efforts to convince the Federales we’re grown up enough to not need a precautionary hair trigger veto kept in the top shelf.
It started with the Greens wanting to include a bitch and a moan about gay marriage vetoes in the request to end veto. Local Labor wanted to take all that stuff out as an airing of grievances is rarely a good way to ask someone to do you a favour.
The Liberals, despite being nominally in favour, tried to push the whole issue out into the never never of a committee examining all aspects of the Assembly.
In the end the motion in favour of ending the Commonwealth’s ability to veto ACT laws by way of disallowable instrument was passed, without the “remonstrance”, on Green and Labor votes.
This has not been the best week in the history of self-goverment.