Big Ted to steady the good ship ALP

johnboy 23 July 2009 9

The ABC brings word that the Former deputy chief minister Ted Quinlan has returned, like Cincinnatus from his plow, to run the troubled ACT branch of the ALP.

    Mr Quinlan says he hopes to help the party get through some difficult issues such as the sale of the Labor clubs.

    “Well I think it’s just a matter of holding down the position and sorting out a few of the current issues which the party’s quite capable of sorting but just to have someone in the chair promptly who’s got a little bit of background, a little bit of experience to see a couple of the issues sorted out,” he said.

In the longer term Ted says he wants a young thruster in the seat.

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9 Responses to Big Ted to steady the good ship ALP
housebound housebound 3:51 pm 23 Jul 09

Clearly, then the former treasurer must have ran the place well enough for the Costello Review to have been someone else’s folly. I’ll apologise now.

MrMagoo MrMagoo 3:34 pm 23 Jul 09

Ted’s a good man and its good to have him back involved in local politics.

PM PM 1:43 pm 23 Jul 09

Sure S4anta, they needed the pokies, but all clubs have pokies. He developed their business plan (with Westpac, I believe – happy to be corrected) to ensure the club is the size it is today rather than another Norths.

Thumper Thumper 12:50 pm 23 Jul 09

I like Big Ted. And I heard Simon Corbell this morning on the radio stating that he will give the ALP direction.

Which seems to imply something…


S4anta S4anta 12:31 pm 23 Jul 09

make that Leisure

S4anta S4anta 12:31 pm 23 Jul 09

PM said :

He more than anyone else actually saved the Labor Club from extinction.

I think you are forgetting the shareholders of Aristocrat Lesire my friend.

PM PM 11:37 am 23 Jul 09

He more than anyone else actually saved the Labor Club from extinction.

muFasa muFasa 10:32 am 23 Jul 09

He was on 666 this morning and sounded very level headed. Probably the best move for the Labor Party – as long as they listen and play nice together… it will be interesting to see how Ted goes.

housebound housebound 10:07 am 23 Jul 09

This is the ACT Treasurer whose management of the economy led to the Costello review.

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