It’s almost comforting to see how quickly politicians have slunk back into their usual day to day roles post election.
Oh look, it’s one politician claiming to be doing the community a service by pointing at another and “calling on” them to do better.
This time it’s Shadow Minister for Urban Services Alistair Coe, and the issue used as a platform to criticise the opposition is parking at Calvary.
Business as usual.
“Several constituents have come to me angered that they can’t find a proper car park at Calvary Hospital,” Mr Coe said.
“Some, who have waited months for appointments have had to cancel simply because they have struggled to find a place to park on time.
“Some have raised concerns about safety. With a lack of sealed parking, the only option for patients and staff is to park on uneven and unsealed ground, which poses significant safety risks in wet conditions, or for those with mobility issues.
“ACT Labor has promised for nearly a year now to address the parking situation, but has obviously failed to follow through on its commitment to patients and staff.
“Rates have continued to rise and hundreds of millions have been promised for light rail but a basic essential amenity like parking at one of the City’s major hospitals is being neglected.
“I call on ACT Labor to resolve this issue for the people of Canberra as a matter of priority,” Mr Coe concluded.
If these reports are true and not horrendously exaggerated then yes something needs doing, but I cannot believe for a second that Coe cares about anything beyond the chance to “call upon” his rival.