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Canberra Business Club supports Community Alliance Party and Mark Parton (Independent)

By emd - 29 August 2008 63

ABC News story here and Canberra Times story here.

The Canberra Business Club, a former Liberal Party fundraising group run by Jim Murphy, will support ACT election candidates Norvan Vogt and Val Jeffery from the Community Alliance Party, and Mark Parton (running as an independent). CBC says they’ll be doing TV advertising campaigns for these candidates. Norvan Vogt is running for CAP in Molonglo, Val Jeffery is running in Brindabella, and Mark Parton in Ginninderra.

Looks like this will be an interesting election campaign.

[ED – Jakez also posted on this story, he added the following comment]

    I never listened to him but I know there are quite a number of RiotACT members who are fans. Can anyone give any clues as to his general ideological/philosophical outlook?

    Also note that Jim Murhpy and the CBC are backing his campaign, so I’d just like to take this moment to send a big ‘I told you so’ to the Kate Carnell rumour believers.

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Canberra Business Club supports Community Alliance Party and Mark Parton (Independent)
jakez 12:34 pm 29 Aug 08

peterh said :

jakez said :

peterh said :

always wondered what the party who didn’t want local government would do if they got in??

revert to anarchy?

All things considered, Somalia is doing quite well in what amounts to an anarchic society.

I was thinking more about the 10 billion dollar note out of zimbabwe. now there is an economy crash…

Well Sex Pistols aside, that’s the problem with the word anarchy. Zimbabwe is in chaos because of a brutal and incompetent Government inflating the money supply.

NOT THAT I’M AN ANARCHIST!!!

Norvan.Vogt 12:19 pm 29 Aug 08

Thumper, and the rest of the Riot crew

I can guarantee each of you that the Community Alliance is committed to strong stable ACT government, not in slinging cheap shots from the side lines or holding the government to ransom. When in office each of us will do our best to promote stability and good governance.

Also, by the end of the week we have 31 policies up on our website; we have been working hard to have these developed before Sept 12. More detail on each of these polices will unveiled at our various policy launches during the Campaign proper (Sept 12 – Oct 18).

It is not local government (such as in the NSW guise) that we are after, but a hybrid between a state government and a local council. In the past 4 years the upkeep of our city has been sacrificed for some bizarre ALP social experiment and it has to stop. The roads have potholes everywhere, the footpaths are dirty and our services have not working. Canberra is the National Capital of Australia and should look like it, I love Canberra and I want to get the basics right.

Cheers

Norvan Vogt
Lead candidate for Molonglo
Community Alliance Party

Aurelius 12:13 pm 29 Aug 08

Even with this Parton fella, I still think the Stefaniak departure’s sunk the Liberal chances in Ginninderra, and therefore across the Territory. Surely Big Bill knew this, so he musta been pretty browned with Zed’s mob to have walked when he did.

peterh 12:02 pm 29 Aug 08

Primal said :

peterh said :

always wondered what the party who didn’t want local government would do if they got in??

revert to anarchy?

Surrender to Queanbeyan?

that’d fix the extradition probs from nsw to act & vice versa…

Primal 11:48 am 29 Aug 08

peterh said :

always wondered what the party who didn’t want local government would do if they got in??

revert to anarchy?

Surrender to Queanbeyan?

ant 11:41 am 29 Aug 08

er, the “no self gov’t party” and “abolish self gov’t party” did get candidates in, from memory. Craig Duby, author of the DubyDome, was one of them. I think Stephenson was another?

peterh 11:33 am 29 Aug 08

jakez said :

peterh said :

always wondered what the party who didn’t want local government would do if they got in??

revert to anarchy?

All things considered, Somalia is doing quite well in what amounts to an anarchic society.

I was thinking more about the 10 billion dollar note out of zimbabwe. now there is an economy crash…

jakez 11:31 am 29 Aug 08

peterh said :

always wondered what the party who didn’t want local government would do if they got in??

revert to anarchy?

All things considered, Somalia is doing quite well in what amounts to an anarchic society.

peterh 11:16 am 29 Aug 08

always wondered what the party who didn’t want local government would do if they got in??

revert to anarchy?

Swaggie 11:16 am 29 Aug 08

I hope these minority candidates, if elected, just use a little common sense when it comes to policies and direction rather than being surrounded by ‘advisers’ and ‘consultants’ and losing touch with reality like most of the present incumbents.

peterh 11:14 am 29 Aug 08

Thumper said :

Things are almost going back to the early, very silly days of self government.

so where is the party party or the we don’t want local government party?

Thumper 11:10 am 29 Aug 08

Things are almost going back to the early, very silly days of self government.

Deano 11:07 am 29 Aug 08

Sure sucks to be in the Liberal Party right now.

spoonbill 10:44 am 29 Aug 08

Just makes you want to ask, what is in it for the Canberra Business Community? He is quoted in the Canberra Times as saying wants to be the voice of reason – what for the people of Canberra or for business issues?

peterh 10:39 am 29 Aug 08

what are mark’s policies?

is he able to use simcity at all?

he would be voted for in tuggeralong, my bogan mates and i were religious listeners. We now listen to 2CA…

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