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Cancelled Southside Farmers Market – January 16?

By rbw - 16 January 2011 11

Does anyone know why the Southside Farmers Markets were unexpectedly cancelled on January 16?

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Cancelled Southside Farmers Market – January 16?
trevar 7:43 am 22 Jan 11

dtc said :

So you think a bureaucrat should be entitled to pick and choose which legislation to enforce and which legislation not to enforce? Or that a politician (even our beloved leader) should be entitled to direct someone not to enforce a particular law?

Yes, of course. Common sense should always prevail over laws that have a particular intention but aren’t always relevant. Laws are not sacred texts handed down by some being with supernatural wisdom; they’re there to improve order and opportunity. In a circumstance like this, where they would fail to do that, they should be circumvented.

Thankfully, if you look at the website now, the government has done just that. They’ve given permission for the market to use it for four weeks while they seek alternative accommodation, which is really good to see. Apparently, the Southern Cross Club is standing in the way now.

So, I should stop writing and start my hike to EPIC, or I’ll be stuck with half-rotten supermarket vegetables all week!

p1 5:18 pm 20 Jan 11

dtc said :

How do you propose that a ‘temporary use’ be allowed for – call back the legislative assemby (at great cost) to amend the legislation?

Called all the way back from their far distant electorates?

dtc 4:04 pm 20 Jan 11

trevar said :

dtc said :

How do you propose that a ‘temporary use’ be allowed for – call back the legislative assemby (at great cost) to amend the legislation?

You don’t have to amend legislation. You just have to refrain from enforcing it. Half our laws are flouted on an ongoing basis anyway, so what’s the problem with ignoring one on a temporary basis?

It’s not rocket science, unless you’re a bureaucrat (and bureaucrats need something to keep their anger burning anyway).

So you think a bureaucrat should be entitled to pick and choose which legislation to enforce and which legislation not to enforce? Or that a politician (even our beloved leader) should be entitled to direct someone not to enforce a particular law?

trevar 10:29 am 20 Jan 11

dtc said :

How do you propose that a ‘temporary use’ be allowed for – call back the legislative assemby (at great cost) to amend the legislation?

You don’t have to amend legislation. You just have to refrain from enforcing it. Half our laws are flouted on an ongoing basis anyway, so what’s the problem with ignoring one on a temporary basis?

It’s not rocket science, unless you’re a bureaucrat (and bureaucrats need something to keep their anger burning anyway).

dtc 9:46 am 20 Jan 11

trevar said :

There is an explanation on the site now. Apparently there is some ridiculous stipulation about what the stadium can be used for and what it can’t, and the markets breach this stipulation.

Puts paid to His Chiefliness’s pretence that he is concerned about competition in the grocery sector. If he really was genuinely committed to increasing competition, he’d allow temporary use of this venue while a new venue is found. The problem, of course, is that anything other than a mainstream supermarket is entirely beyond his ken.

Or, perhaps, it shows that the club didnt know what it was doing.

How do you propose that a ‘temporary use’ be allowed for – call back the legislative assemby (at great cost) to amend the legislation?

trevar 8:54 am 20 Jan 11

There is an explanation on the site now. Apparently there is some ridiculous stipulation about what the stadium can be used for and what it can’t, and the markets breach this stipulation.

Puts paid to His Chiefliness’s pretence that he is concerned about competition in the grocery sector. If he really was genuinely committed to increasing competition, he’d allow temporary use of this venue while a new venue is found. The problem, of course, is that anything other than a mainstream supermarket is entirely beyond his ken.

ana 10:34 am 17 Jan 11

A couple of the stallholders went to the Woden Trash and Treas. It’s not as healthy though, as that market has the cigarette smoking, old ute drivers. I’d prefer to keep company w’ the hemp bag carrying non smoking mob.

Hey Rotary, plse make the Trash and Treas market non smoking?

Lazy I 7:53 am 17 Jan 11

*Sunday morning 😉

Lazy I 8:44 pm 16 Jan 11

Was wondering why the gym car park wasn’t filled with hemp bag wielding Prius owners on Saturday morning.

trevar 4:08 pm 16 Jan 11

Waiting For Godot said :

Hopefully this will be all sorted out by next Sunday because it reinforces the image of Canberra as city being strangled by red tape and petty regulations.

+1

I heard the same story from the egg people. They also said to keep an eye on the website for updates. At the moment, there is a short notice saying it’s not on today, but no detail.

Waiting For Godot 2:48 pm 16 Jan 11

The story I heard is that it’s something to do with insurance. You’d think they would have sorted all that out when they moved to the Woden Basketball Stadium last November. I still managed to get my fresh eggs. My supplier had come all the way down from Grenfell and they were out on the street selling them. Hopefully this will be all sorted out by next Sunday because it reinforces the image of Canberra as city being strangled by red tape and petty regulations.

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