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Brendan, the laws not actually made, and Labor fury

By johnboy - 24 January 2012 5

When the Liberals Brendan Smyth was was blathering in the Canberra Times this morning “new laws, agreed in principal by the Assembly” I looked to see if a coherent statement had been issued by his party and there is no such things.

Laws are not “agreed in principal”. Bills are introduced, and Acts are passed.

But Brendan’s efforts have not gone un-noticed by ACT Labor which is not at all happy with what’s been said about their relationship with the poker machine fuelled Labor Clubs.

In a highly defamatory attack on the Labor Party this morning, Liberal Brendan Smyth has incorrectly accused the party of breaching a law which he proposed last year but which doesn’t actually exist.

Mr Smyth has been a long-time politically-biased critic of the ACT’s community club system and in particular the support the Canberra Labor Club has provided ACT Labor and many community groups over the past 30 years.

At great length they then go on to explain the saintly nature of their gaming dens.

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Brendan, the laws not actually made, and Labor fury
LSWCHP 9:47 pm 24 Jan 12

It’s as clear as crystal to me.

Brendan read the recent thread on RA about the blagging at Holt where reasonableperson (I really should put that name in inverted commas) suggested that the villains should be charged with murder because they *could* have murdered someone during the crime, even though they didn’t.

This new legislative concept has taken his fancy, and he’s extrapolated it to the idea of charging people for crimes that aren’t crimes, based on legislation that he thinks should be legislation but isn’t.

As for the Labor Party, it’s truly a disgrace that their dimwitted political blunderings are funded in large part by their gambling hells.

ACT Labor and ACT Liberals. A pox on both their houses.

vg 8:30 pm 24 Jan 12

If its a highly defamatory attack then sue him. It isn’t unless you do

Remember kids, you voted for them

PantsMan 3:34 pm 24 Jan 12
trevar 2:28 pm 24 Jan 12

I looked to see if a coherent statement had been issued by his party and there is no such things.

You looked for a coherent statement from a political party? I had always assumed such a search would be an exercise in futility, but I’m glad someone actually did the necessary research and can now state categorically that the ACT Liberals (at least) are, beyond question, as incoherent as they have always seemed to be.

astrojax 1:43 pm 24 Jan 12

what, laws go through the headmaster now?? when will we have government communications who can use the language correctly – is that so hard??

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