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Budget goodies for Canberra in the budget.

By 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?

What’s Your opinion?


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Budget goodies for Canberra in the budget.
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 10:16 am 15 May 13

Anyone want to quote Mr J Lydon esq.?

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 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 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 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 11:30 pm 14 May 13

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

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 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 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.

slashdot 10:24 pm 14 May 13

gooterz said :

So that’s about $15 each!

+ the 73 million in paid parking

switch 10:01 pm 14 May 13

gooterz said :

So that’s about $15 each!

7.5 titty carp!

gooterz 9:35 pm 14 May 13

So that’s about $15 each!

magiccar9 9:32 pm 14 May 13

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….

HiddenDragon 8:22 pm 14 May 13

” Enjoy your public service savings!” …..and pay parking in the Triangle!

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