3 March 2006

Canberra joining the Sydney rat race

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A former Canberra journalist, now living in Sydney writes a column for The Canberra Times on Sundays. Jenna Price last week extolled the virtues of Canberra over Sydney. She thinks we should cease the ACT Govt advertising push to get Sydneysiders to move to Canberra, fearing they will bring all their bad habits with them. It was quite convincing til the conclusion, where she lists a few Sydney traits we’d do best to avoid. Unfortunately it seems as if most of them are already here. I guess Jenna hasn’t been back for awhile.

She mentions the Sydney bad habits of: parking meters, red light cameras on every corner and parking police ready to swoop.

She ends with:
“If you let the Sydneysiders into the Capital in droves……Before you know it there will be unpleasant apartment blocks on the shores of the lake; people refusing to take advantage of the fabulous public school system; a surge in road rage; and soaring CPI. You will be allowing chaos into your lives.”

It all sounds pretty familiar doesn’t it. You’d think we could do better in a planned city – at least with leaving adequate parking in the city centre. But I guess there’s no stopping progress.

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Jenna Price is an uber-breeder, and as such is a direct contributor to the problem of Sydney: too many people. when you’ve got too many people, you get the road rage, parking problems, congestion, greedy property development, lack of community etc etc. We are headed down that path, of course.

I watch “Rate Race (2001) movie at http://www.funnyvideosclips.info/video/190-Rat_Race_2001_CDA.html


Jenna Price is phoning that stuff in. Why does she think people give a shit about her families foibles. I have no idea if she was a good journo or not once upon a time, but it seems that unless something happens in her kitchen, its of no relevance. oh and that john howard is bad.

Don’t worry – as a former Sydneysider who has the misfortune to have to go back there regularly – we are still miles away from being infected with all the ills of that wretched place.

I was trying to say that everyhting she fears we could get from Sydney, olike apartments all over the lake and high parking fees – we’ve already got.
Must be Friday – I’m making no sense.

Wait – I’m confused. Are you actually saying we should listen to something Jenna Price is saying?

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