Canberra Liberals the laziest opposition in Australia?

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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johnboy johnboy 7:54 pm 04 Dec 08

Agreed that releases for the sake of releases isn’t a great use of time and resources and dulls the message when something serious needs saying.

But somewhere in between lies a happy medium.

Doctor Evil Doctor Evil 7:53 pm 04 Dec 08

Oh, and didn’t said Cassius actually win something? You might need a better example.

tom-tom tom-tom 7:51 pm 04 Dec 08

since when is the number of media releases sent out a good measure of an oppositions effectiveness?

wait until the assembly has been sitting a while and count how many liberal policies are enacted, how many punches they land in question time, how many times labor back down etc for a better idea of how good they are.

Doctor Evil Doctor Evil 7:44 pm 04 Dec 08

So Zed changed his name when he adopted the Islamic religion??

jakez jakez 6:39 pm 04 Dec 08

Yes let’s stop calling Zed Zed. While we are at it, anyone want to discuss the life and career of Cassius Clay?

housebound housebound 10:32 am 04 Dec 08

JB – your criticism must have stung. They now have a few releases out there as of this morning. Well done. Have you thought of hiring out your services in an apolitical mercenary style?

housebound housebound 10:18 am 04 Dec 08

Thumper said :

When are they going to let us know how their partnership and regular meetings with Katie are going?

One would suspect that they really don’t want this information out in public.

Still waiting for that one for the open and transparent government they promised.

Doctor Evil Doctor Evil 10:14 am 04 Dec 08

Jim Jones said :

GB said :

Doctor Evil said :

His name’s not Zed.

Umm, I know its not his birth name, but that seems to be what he has registered himself as in the electoral system. Its what he calls himself publicly. Is there a particular reason you want us to call him something else?

Apparently he has a secret ninja name; this is his *true* name.

lol…yes, he has a secret ninja name.

Reveal yourself, Donatello!

Jim Jones Jim Jones 10:03 am 04 Dec 08

GB said :

Doctor Evil said :

His name’s not Zed.

Umm, I know its not his birth name, but that seems to be what he has registered himself as in the electoral system. Its what he calls himself publicly. Is there a particular reason you want us to call him something else?

Apparently he has a secret ninja name; this is his *true* name.

GB GB 9:56 am 04 Dec 08

Doctor Evil said :

His name’s not Zed.

Umm, I know its not his birth name, but that seems to be what he has registered himself as in the electoral system. Its what he calls himself publicly. Is there a particular reason you want us to call him something else?

Thumper Thumper 9:50 am 04 Dec 08

When are they going to let us know how their partnership and regular meetings with Katie are going?

One would suspect that they really don’t want this information out in public.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 9:47 am 04 Dec 08

Plus, Brendan Smyth can only drain so many children when he is writing press releases in the blood of virginal boy scouts.

You are just all class aren’t you?? No matter what one might think of the guy’s politics, there is no call for making such a scuzzy remark. And it isn’t funny in the slightest.

poptop poptop 8:58 am 04 Dec 08

Can’t find ANY media releases by the Greens except for their trivia night.

When are they going to let us know how their partnership and regular meetings with Katie are going?

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot 12:24 am 04 Dec 08

Plus, Brendan Smyth can only drain so many children when he is writing press releases in the blood of virginal boy scouts.

thetruth thetruth 12:14 am 04 Dec 08

Are we the laziest armchair critics? Katy Gallagher had a two week period with not press releases from 17 Novemebr to 1 December and she runs stuff. To add to that they were not “issues of importance adding to debate” rather it was commenoraing the 10 year existance of the shock trauma service, calling for applications for Audey Fagens Churchill fellowship and the fact that the ACT Government relies on the generousity of the community to fund hospitals by donating $121,000 to a Government funded hospital. Simon Corbell didn’t put a press release out from 11 to 26 November and he runs stuff
Hargreaves wasn’t too bad but didn’t get his first press release out until 21 November since the election.

Stanhope and Barr are not bad , but most of their stuff is rubarb that I would hope that a opposition would not comment on. For example the CM’s first press release after the election that changed the complextion of ACT politics was “Every dog has its day … now a day for every dog” November 15 2008 The next day was “Bus bike racks gain in popularity” again later that day “New Canberrans go behind-the-scenes at Glassworks”.

If press releases are becoming the measure of provuctivity then I think I just worked out the intelligence of the electorate that re-elected this lot

G-Fresh G-Fresh 11:56 pm 03 Dec 08

Your face is the latest liberal release

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot 11:53 pm 03 Dec 08

Zed has been very busy performing exorcisms and marking Jewish businesses.

If the Libs want to make headlines they should finally whip out the Kool Aid.

Let’s see how they perform in the afterlife……….

Doctor Evil Doctor Evil 9:57 pm 03 Dec 08

Could we stop calling him Zed?

His name’s not Zed.

miz miz 9:22 pm 03 Dec 08

I got a Greens letter yesterday from Amanda Bresnan (in the junk mail pile – lucky I am checking it out these days) . . . and to be fair, I received a federal labor newsletter from Annette Ellis a few weeks ago. (The fed ALP machine is far more on the ball, it seems).

NickD NickD 9:13 pm 03 Dec 08

disenfranchised said :

Zed Seselja developed a deserved reputation among Liberals in his first 3 years at the Assembly for being a Monday to Friday MLA. Taking the Moonies free trip to Korea showed his incredible lack of political acumen and a desire to get a perk. As Jon Stanhope suggested this evening on WIN news, Seselja has basically been on very light duties (Stanhope reckons leave) since the election. I don’t recall Zed working over the Christmas-New Year break earlier this year on becoming leader. Under Assembly arrangements MLAs take leave subject to the Leader’s approval. Who approves Seselja’s leave? He is not the answer for the Liberals. They failed dismally at the last election and carry on like they were contenders.

It’s worth remembering that Zed only got the job because the party was split between two camps and he was the compromise candidate.

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