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Civil partnerships exceeding expectations

By johnboy - 13 August 2008 41

One thing which should never surprise us is the capacity of the ACT Government to be surprised.

The ABC reports that while the Office of Regulatory Services planned for 15 ‘civil partnerships’ between gays and lesbians each year, they’ve had 23 already in the last three months.

Apparently they’re expecting another surge based around Floriade.

One would however, expect a surge of pent up demand, which may well plateau to the expected 15 a year.

UPDATE: Simon Corbell’s media release is now online.

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Civil partnerships exceeding expectations
peterh 3:52 pm 13 Aug 08

Gungahlin Al said :

Nah – I always jump down that one, don’t I Danman?

Because it irritates me that so many people don’t know the difference between a possessive and a contraction.

And because if we don’t fight it, one day some keeper of the Style Manual will say “this is now common practice therefore acceptable” and it isn’t.

Like “different to” instead of “different from”.

And “anythink”. If I’m despot, first against the wall are people who say “anythink”…

and you live in gungahlin, near the home of:

barf – I am going to give the kids a bath
jink – did you want a drink
somefink – actually something, not describing a fink

and one i encounter, daily, let me give you a quote (not a quotation)

aaaahhh!!!!!

(whoops, 5 exclamation marks – a sign of a disturbed mind)

SheepGroper 3:38 pm 13 Aug 08

Gungahlin Al said :

If I’m despot, first against the wall are people who say “anythink”…

Today Tonight and ACA will lose their viewers and story material and cease to exist.

When you run for despot I’ll vote for you : – )

jakez 3:23 pm 13 Aug 08

People say anythink? That’s just silly.

As for your versus you’re, you are right to call me on it. I hate it as well but unfortunately I often make the mistake.

My all time favourite hatred is when people use loose when they should use lose.

Mr Evil 3:21 pm 13 Aug 08

jakez said :

S4anta said :

the thing i like about this legislation is if you are over 17 you can marry your cousin.

My long wait is finally over.

Bugger – none of my cousins are hot enough for me!

Gungahlin Al 3:17 pm 13 Aug 08

Nah – I always jump down that one, don’t I Danman?

Because it irritates me that so many people don’t know the difference between a possessive and a contraction.

And because if we don’t fight it, one day some keeper of the Style Manual will say “this is now common practice therefore acceptable” and it isn’t.

Like “different to” instead of “different from”.

And “anythink”. If I’m despot, first against the wall are people who say “anythink”…

jakez 2:57 pm 13 Aug 08

Gungahlin Al said :

Sitting here editing a 350-page document for days on end has put me in a grammar-nazi frame of mind.

“Civil partnerships exceeding expectations” says Simon.

So they didn’t really expect the relationships would last, but the partners are just getting on brilliantly thank you very much?

So that’s why you had a go at me over my grammar.

I thought of the same joke when I read the title.

Gungahlin Al 2:44 pm 13 Aug 08

PS: is it Friday yet???

Gungahlin Al 2:44 pm 13 Aug 08

Sitting here editing a 350-page document for days on end has put me in a grammar-nazi frame of mind.

“Civil partnerships exceeding expectations” says Simon.

So they didn’t really expect the relationships would last, but the partners are just getting on brilliantly thank you very much?

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 2:40 pm 13 Aug 08

I only believe in gay marriage when both chicks are hot.

Skidbladnir 2:38 pm 13 Aug 08

Is Barr going to make use of this legislation and make an honest man out of his partner?

jakez 2:29 pm 13 Aug 08

S4anta said :

the thing i like about this legislation is if you are over 17 you can marry your cousin.

My long wait is finally over.

Aurelius 2:15 pm 13 Aug 08

I still wanna know if the legislation is still written in a way that allows people to marry their pets?

S4anta 1:44 pm 13 Aug 08

the thing i like about this legislation is if you are over 17 you can marry your cousin.

peterh 12:23 pm 13 Aug 08

Aurelius said :

Next thing, there’ll be Visigoths at the gates, and the downfall of the Empire must surely follow…..
Legionaries, gather around your standards! Prepare for anarchy!

where the hell is nero when you need him??

what?

still fiddling??

Aurelius 12:21 pm 13 Aug 08

Next thing, there’ll be Visigoths at the gates, and the downfall of the Empire must surely follow…..
Legionaries, gather around your standards! Prepare for anarchy!

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