The ABC brings word that the Government is planning to end NCA/ACT Government planning disputes:
- “Mr Debus says the Government is committed to the NCA, but its role needs to be defined more clearly.
“What we do want to ensure above all is that we never again have these conflicts between the NCA and the government of the ACT over questions of planning.””
When a former NSW heavy hitter like Debus speaks of avoiding future conflicts he’s rarely talking about handing the powers back to the other side.
With the Labor party losing easy access to lucrative planning powers (more Assembly oversight if not a loss of Government) you have to wonder if this timing is coincidental.