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Budget goodies for Canberra in the budget.

johnboy 14 May 2013 25

Taking a browse through Budget Paper 2 we find:

For the Hospital:

The Government will contribute $5.0 million to the Australian Capital Territory in 2014-15 towards the development of a dedicated service for children within the Emergency Department of the Canberra Hospital. This will help streamline and better coordinate paediatric emergency and inpatient services for around 15,000 children per year.

The ACT Government will contribute the remaining establishment costs and fund the recurrent resourcing requirements for this initiative.

Chump change for a footpath up to Parliament House:

The Government will provide $0.1 million in 2012-13 to the ACT Government, as a contribution toward the cost of constructing the Parliament House Walk between the Civic Centre and Parliament House in Canberra.

The cost of this measure will be met by redirecting funding from the Parliament House Walk — feasibility study measure announced in the 2012-13 Budget.

And that’s it.

The price of safe Labor seats. Enjoy your public service savings!

Anything take your notice dear reader?


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watto23 watto23 3:55 pm 16 May 13

pepmeup said :

Hosinator said :

”The price of safe Labor seats. Enjoy your public service savings!”

Why is Canberra a safe Labour seat?
Wouldn’t it be better if we were a swing seat and as a result rewarded with pork barrelling.

It would be much better to be marginal, but too many public servants will blindly vote labor every election

They might do, but at the same time, Canberra isn’t conservative on many social matters and thats the biggest issue. Financially many of the coalition policies suit Canberrans better, but he conservative social policies of the coalition don’t.

And lets face it, how many people blindly voted liberal because they were handing out tax cuts?

Anything you can accuse one side of politics of is rarely confined to just that side of Politics.

HiddenDragon HiddenDragon 1:40 pm 15 May 13

slashdot said :

HiddenDragon said :

magiccar9 said :

On a side note, watching the budget I noticed our treasurer didn’t sound like he believed in himself much. A very dull flat, almost sulky tone.
Maybe he knows this budget might be his last….

+1 – it was like a half hour condolence motion – even with the sound down (a very tempting option) the looks on the faces behind him would have given the same impression. In the post-speech interview, Leigh Sales treated him with the same contempt as Oakes the other day – all rather sad.

He is an absolute muppet. He deserves to be treated with contempt

Reasonably plucky in his Press Club appearance this afternoon, but I don’t think the audience is buying it – too much baggage. Riley had fun.

spinact spinact 1:22 pm 15 May 13

symba said :

Paid parking in the Triangle, about time… the rest of Canberra has had paid parking for ages.

Yeah…….oh except for those fat cats working in Fyshwick. It’s about time all those shop owners, sales people, mechanics, warehouse workers, prostitutes and car salesmen started paying for parking as well……..

HiddenDragon HiddenDragon 11:31 am 15 May 13

johnboy said :

ANU is celebrating funding for a tax studies institute.

Huzzah! – they might like to commission someone in New York to compose a suitable musical tribute to celebrate this joyous event.

tim_c tim_c 11:30 am 15 May 13

Martlark said :

I noticed there was funding for on ramp metering of the T parkway. What does that mean?

You’d better get yourself an e-tag!

Martlark Martlark 11:04 am 15 May 13

I noticed there was funding for on ramp metering of the T parkway. What does that mean?

poetix poetix 11:04 am 15 May 13

johnboy said :

ANU is celebrating funding for a tax studies institute.

Just what I always wanted.

johnboy johnboy 10:56 am 15 May 13

ANU is celebrating funding for a tax studies institute.

pajs pajs 10:52 am 15 May 13

vet111 said :

Not Canberra, but no. 4 on this list caught my attention:
http://www.news.com.au/money/federal-budget/things-you-wont-believe-are-in-federal-budget-2013/story-fn84fgcm-1226642450043#ixzz2TJTDLcCX

“No. 4. $5.4m for the Norfolk Island Reform Package. Ever been to Norfolk Island? Their garbage disposal system consists of throwing household waste off a cliff into the sea. Seriously, it may be beyond reform.”

For a place that doesn’t pay tax, in these economic times it’s difficult to justify even throwing them chump change.

Discuss.

Norfolk is a financial basket case. Australia’s tightened it’s standards for marine protection. What was dodgy Norfolk behaviour (burning mixed waste in an open pile and then bulldozing it off a cliff into the ocean) has become basically illegal. Fixing that takes money. There is no proper jetty/cargo pier at Norfolk for containerised movements, including of wastes. Whatever waste fix they’ll need to stop ocean dumping is going to have a capital cost and the Islanders can’t pay. So, a draw on the budget is pretty much the only option if you want to fix the problems.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 10:37 am 15 May 13

Ben_Dover said :

Anyone want to quote Mr J Lydon esq.?

“When a man is talking, women are supposed to listen.”

HiddenDragon HiddenDragon 10:33 am 15 May 13

vet111 said :

Not Canberra, but no. 4 on this list caught my attention:
http://www.news.com.au/money/federal-budget/things-you-wont-believe-are-in-federal-budget-2013/story-fn84fgcm-1226642450043#ixzz2TJTDLcCX

“No. 4. $5.4m for the Norfolk Island Reform Package. Ever been to Norfolk Island? Their garbage disposal system consists of throwing household waste off a cliff into the sea. Seriously, it may be beyond reform.”

For a place that doesn’t pay tax, in these economic times it’s difficult to justify even throwing them chump change.

Discuss.

East coast offshore refugee processing centre, paid for with reallocated foreign aid funds?

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 10:16 am 15 May 13

Anyone want to quote Mr J Lydon esq.?

pink little birdie pink little birdie 10:00 am 15 May 13

pepmeup said :

Hosinator said :

”The price of safe Labor seats. Enjoy your public service savings!”

Why is Canberra a safe Labour seat?
Wouldn’t it be better if we were a swing seat and as a result rewarded with pork barrelling.

It would be much better to be marginal, but too many public servants will blindly vote labor every election

I don’t think public servants blindly vote labor… they are more likely to look at the policies and vote for which ever has the best policies for Australia as a whole. As individuals by wealth status they would fit into more of the ‘blindly’ voting for liberals. Usually change of government means loss of public service jobs regardless of labor/liberal.

And doesn’t the public service not make up enough of Canberra that if non public service voted liberal Canberra would become Liberal?

So it’s not really fair to say that public servants vote Labor blindly I think they are more accustomed to looking at what is best for people accross Australia and then vote accordingly regardless of their personal situation.

vet111 vet111 9:49 am 15 May 13

Not Canberra, but no. 4 on this list caught my attention:
http://www.news.com.au/money/federal-budget/things-you-wont-believe-are-in-federal-budget-2013/story-fn84fgcm-1226642450043#ixzz2TJTDLcCX

“No. 4. $5.4m for the Norfolk Island Reform Package. Ever been to Norfolk Island? Their garbage disposal system consists of throwing household waste off a cliff into the sea. Seriously, it may be beyond reform.”

For a place that doesn’t pay tax, in these economic times it’s difficult to justify even throwing them chump change.

Discuss.

milkman milkman 6:29 am 15 May 13

Hosinator said :

”The price of safe Labor seats. Enjoy your public service savings!”

Why is Canberra a safe Labour seat?
Wouldn’t it be better if we were a swing seat and as a result rewarded with pork barrelling.

Canberra is a Labor town. It’s also one of the biggest lefty strongholds in the country.

pepmeup pepmeup 12:36 am 15 May 13

Hosinator said :

”The price of safe Labor seats. Enjoy your public service savings!”

Why is Canberra a safe Labour seat?
Wouldn’t it be better if we were a swing seat and as a result rewarded with pork barrelling.

It would be much better to be marginal, but too many public servants will blindly vote labor every election

symba symba 11:30 pm 14 May 13

Paid parking in the Triangle, about time… the rest of Canberra has had paid parking for ages.

Hosinator Hosinator 11:26 pm 14 May 13

”The price of safe Labor seats. Enjoy your public service savings!”

Why is Canberra a safe Labour seat?
Wouldn’t it be better if we were a swing seat and as a result rewarded with pork barrelling.

slashdot slashdot 10:50 pm 14 May 13

HiddenDragon said :

magiccar9 said :

On a side note, watching the budget I noticed our treasurer didn’t sound like he believed in himself much. A very dull flat, almost sulky tone.
Maybe he knows this budget might be his last….

+1 – it was like a half hour condolence motion – even with the sound down (a very tempting option) the looks on the faces behind him would have given the same impression. In the post-speech interview, Leigh Sales treated him with the same contempt as Oakes the other day – all rather sad.

He is an absolute muppet. He deserves to be treated with contempt

HiddenDragon HiddenDragon 10:34 pm 14 May 13

magiccar9 said :

On a side note, watching the budget I noticed our treasurer didn’t sound like he believed in himself much. A very dull flat, almost sulky tone.
Maybe he knows this budget might be his last….

+1 – it was like a half hour condolence motion – even with the sound down (a very tempting option) the looks on the faces behind him would have given the same impression. In the post-speech interview, Leigh Sales treated him with the same contempt as Oakes the other day – all rather sad.

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