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Bollards bollocks up pollie arrivals

Kerces 10 February 2006 24

There was much amusement among observers at Parliament House this morning as the newly-installed bollards on the Senate entrance got stuck just as important people were arriving.

The ABC is now running the story along with some observations from Greens senator Bob Brown.

The first person to discover the stuck bollards was Senate president Paul Calvert. I arrived some time after all this excitement, but eyewitnesses say the Senator’s car and all the others lined up behind it had to back down the Senate driveway and around Parliament Drive before their occupants disembarked and tramped up the driveway.

Senator Brown later put out a press release calling for the bollards to be used only in times of high security alerts, although I’m sure he took some time to chuckle at the misfortune of those stuck outside before composing this.


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Chrisinthecapital Chrisinthecapital 6:42 pm 11 Feb 06

Never mind the bollards …

Maelinar Maelinar 11:57 am 10 Feb 06

I still think for $4mil they got rolled, no matter how good they are.

johnboy johnboy 11:52 am 10 Feb 06

well it all depends on your safesearch settings

Jey Jey 11:46 am 10 Feb 06

Thanks JB, pic number 5 is particularly helpful! :p

bonfire bonfire 10:31 am 10 Feb 06

i got attacked on stairs in moresby once, walking down from a nightclub on a second floor.

wheres the bow and arrow man when you need him.

i note that the brand new dimea building in belco has had bollards installed recently. cleverly, they now block a small carpark with disabled carparks in it.

those hydraulic bollards are pretty cool. i have seen automatic ones that activate as you leave a complex.

in terms of aesthetic anti-terrorist measures theyre better than those big steel things that rise up out of the ground like dozer blades or concrete barricades.

johnboy johnboy 10:23 am 10 Feb 06

pictures of bollards

dictionary.com says:

One of a series of posts preventing vehicles from entering an area.

Spitfire3 Spitfire3 9:35 am 10 Feb 06

Jeebus, at $4 million we’ll be lucky if the bollards themselves don’t become a terrorist target.

If I had $4 million dollars, I’d set up bollards at the top of my driveway. The neighbours would be sooo jealous.

Jey Jey 9:11 am 10 Feb 06

I think ‘the story’ hyperlink ain’t working

Jey Jey 9:06 am 10 Feb 06

what’s a bollard???

johnboy johnboy 8:30 am 10 Feb 06

When you make one Mael.

Maelinar Maelinar 8:05 am 10 Feb 06

JB, CTAFJ (can’t take a fucking joke)

Lighten up man, not all the world is out to get you…

Thumper Thumper 8:04 am 10 Feb 06

I got attacked by some rogue stairs in Africa once.

Dangerous creatures when they go rogue. Attack at night when you least expect it…

Untold thousands of people per annun die from stair attacks in Africa alone.

I don’t think you should be mocking stairs JB….

johnboy johnboy 10:47 pm 09 Feb 06

Stairs are going to kill you?

Angelique Angelique 10:02 pm 09 Feb 06

Those bollards are so annoying to people who work at PH and want to be picked up. Boo hoo that the pres had to walk out of his way once – what about the thousands of us plebs who work there?

colsim colsim 6:59 pm 09 Feb 06

well, that’d make sense.

johnboy johnboy 5:19 pm 09 Feb 06

“The first person to discover the stuck bollards was Senate president Paul Calvert.”

A is for Article.

colsim colsim 5:10 pm 09 Feb 06

that’d be precedent

colsim colsim 5:09 pm 09 Feb 06

Yeah, i was wondering that – read the fucking a?
(antecedent?)

colsim colsim 5:08 pm 09 Feb 06

Aren’t the point of most terrorist attacks to create terror by setting up the possibility that you could be killed anytime anywhere?

Not sure how that makes PH much of a target. Even the Sept.11 guys were aiming their 4th plane at the Whitehouse rather than Congress.

bulldog bulldog 5:05 pm 09 Feb 06

what’s RTFA?

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