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CFMEU offers Canberra a Billion Dollars to make Simon Corbell go away

By johnboy - 13 May 2005 7

The Canberra Times has the amazing news that the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union’s super fund is offering to invest a billion (with a B) in reviltalising Civic, but there’s a very wise condition.

[They] won’t make the massive investment if the ACT Government’s planning authority has any control over the 10-year project.

Bear in mind the CFMEU has had a better than average success in making Dickson what it is today, mostly in the absence of local planning controls.

UPDATED: SIMON STRIKES BACK

Like a dark lord the Canberra Times is reporting that Simon Corbell has crushed all who would dare oppose him by over-riding the approval process in favour of his mates in the Queensland Government-owned Queensland Investment Corporation. So much money and power in the hands of one so fragile…

Step 1 – Run the consultation period over chrimbo.
Step 2 – If anyone manages to object in that period, ignore them.

ABC Online also have coverage of this issue here.

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7 Responses to
CFMEU offers Canberra a Billion Dollars to make Simon Corbell go away
RandomGit 8:53 am 16 May 05

The chief reason I hate Labour, it’s all jobs for the boys.

Thumper 8:23 am 16 May 05

Increasingly frightening. This man has so much power its ridiculous. It appears now that he’s making policy and decisions on the run with no real thought to the future.

And this is a government that prides itself on inclusiveness and consultation and all those other warm fuzzy words….

johnboy 7:21 pm 15 May 05

“Stanhope’s Amazing Lunatic Parade”

I love it

tempted to re-name the local politics section to match it

but if the CFMEU’s Billion isn’t enough, I don’t know if any lotto win will suffice to prise the Comrade’s cronies from the levers of power.

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 6:33 pm 15 May 05

If I win lotto, I would be glad to pay for the retirement of Stanhope’s Amazing Lunatic Parade

Samuel

johnboy 1:47 pm 14 May 05

What is the point of having all these complicated planning laws if Smary Simon doesn’t have to take any notice of them.

Seepi, Seepi, Seepi, Who made these laws?

For whose benefit were they made?

They were made by Ministers for Planning, and for Ministers for Planning.

If you’ve got no discretion you’ve got no power and then where would the point of the excercise be?

seepi 1:07 pm 14 May 05

PS – he is a master of choosing his dates very carefully. He chose to address the Downer residents on grand final day a few years ago. I think he was stunned when a whole hall full of people turned up.!

seepi 1:06 pm 14 May 05

I canot understand how he continually gets away with this kind of shady behaviour.What is the point of having all these complicated planning laws if Smary Simon doesn’t have to take any notice of them.

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