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Canberra Liberals the laziest opposition in Australia?

By johnboy - 3 December 2008 61

As far as I can tell this is the last media release out of the Canberra Liberals. It’s dated 14 November.

So in the last two weeks they’ve come across no issues worthy of wider exposure? The Government has been so flawless as to be beyond any reproach? No constituents have brought any issues to them at all?

Senator Humphries appears to have been left to do all the work which, on the local stuff, really isn’t his job.

So what use are the Liberal party in the Legislative Assembly and why are we paying for them?

And before the fanbois arc up I’d just like to point out that if the Liberals wanted some positive stories about what they’re doing then it might help to publicise what they’re doing.

UPDATE: Hurrah! Zed has spoken. Days after the subject has moved on, but it’s a start. Amazing what you get when you poke.

May it be the first of many more.

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Canberra Liberals the laziest opposition in Australia?
cranky 12:42 pm 03 Dec 08

Ah Labor,

So atuned to local issues.

So helpful to local business.

I’m still waiting for payment for product supplied for Hettinger’s campaign.

jakez 12:41 pm 03 Dec 08

Colourful…blah blah blah is right. The Australian Labor Party is a name so they get to be Labor instead of labour.

It’s like if my parents were jerkoffs and called me Jaykcobb. It would make me very angry, but my name wouldn’t be Jacob.

Thus they are Labor, and jerkoffs.

caf 12:40 pm 03 Dec 08

New Yeah: One of the perks of Government is that you get to put your media releases out on the Chief Minister’s web page.

colourful sydney rac 12:34 pm 03 Dec 08

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Should probably have called them ‘labor’, but I figured I’d use the Australian spelling of the word…

Labor is the Australian spelling of the party…

New Yeah 12:27 pm 03 Dec 08

I noted on the ACT ALP website that they have not promulgated any press releases since the election in October! (hopefully I didn’t miss a stash of recent releases on their page)

On the other hand, the diligant Greens have put out four releases since 14 November.

Thumper 12:19 pm 03 Dec 08

A bunch of talentless muppets who couldn’t hold down an APS 2 position.

caf 12:02 pm 03 Dec 08

I guess the evaluation of the election result was along the lines of “Hmm.. the Small Target Strategy didn’t quite work – looks like we need a Really Tiny Target Strategy!”

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 11:51 am 03 Dec 08

Our local numpties certainly don’t seem to give a crap about the voters.

H1NG0 11:46 am 03 Dec 08

No, VY, the spelling Labor is fine. It represents their disregard for the interests of Australians (including their language). They do that pretty well.

johnboy 11:46 am 03 Dec 08

I don’t have any particular love of the Labor party.

I have a love of parties who take their arguments to the public.

I spent a decade covering this stuff and I’ve never seen any opposition, ACT included, as utterly silent as the Liberals here have become under Zed.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 11:38 am 03 Dec 08

Should probably have called them ‘labor’, but I figured I’d use the Australian spelling of the word…

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 11:37 am 03 Dec 08

JB, we all know you love the labour party, but this ‘story’ is a bit ridiculous mate.

H1NG0 11:36 am 03 Dec 08

Whatver floats your boat. The idea of a Government where a hedgehog argues with a couple of ugly dorks doesn’t really do it for me either. I’ll take the “spam”.

johnboy 11:14 am 03 Dec 08

At least Labor and the Greens make their arguments and debate the issues.

I’m pretty sure the voters weren’t expecting the Liberals to sit on their arses for 3.5 years before unleashing waves of spam on them.

H1NG0 11:07 am 03 Dec 08

“So what use are the Liberal party in the Legislative Assembly and why are we paying for them?”

Because the people voted, and its called Democracy. I think you will find Both Labor and the Greens are also useless, unless you consider installing crappy sculptures as progress.

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