Federal Territories minister Jim Lloyd is trumpeting the “revitalisation” of something called the Minister’s Canberra Consultative Forum.
Apparently this is to be a biannual meeting of Mr Lloyd, Chief minister Jon Stanhope and various representatives from Canberra Business Council, ACT & Regional Chamber of Commerce, the National Capital Authority, the Capital Region Development Board and Australia Business Limited.
The point of the meetings is to “foster links between the Australian Government, the ACT Government and the Canberra business community over the coming years”.
Mr Lloyd said his forum, presumably unlike whatever previous incarnations there may have been, will be “focussed and productive” and “get results”.
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“None of us are interested in having meetings just for the sake of it,” he said. In that case, some more clearly defined goals might be a good thing.