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Dozens prepare to move to Canberra, if the price is right.

By johnboy - 5 May 2006 12

The Chief Minister is proclaiming the success of the “Live in Canberra” program.

Dozens of Sydneysiders attending the ACT Government’s Live in Canberra roadshow in the south-western suburbs of Sydney this week had said they were ready and willing to move to Canberra tomorrow if the right job came up

If the right job came up i’d be willing to move just about anywhere myself.

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Dozens prepare to move to Canberra, if the price is right.
Walter M 5:15 pm 08 May 06

morto1980, what exactly is the problem with bagging out the “Live in Canberra” campaign?
Anyone with half a brain would realise that its going to take more than a glorified housing estate brochure to motivate people to move here.
Even you cynically remark about the target audience for this marketing exercise. Does that qualify you as a DICKHEAD as well?
Canberra needs to attract people and it needs to retain its young and talented people. A dodgy brochure which perpetuates the tired old views of Canberra as a “big country town” where “you can leave the front door open” at night is the stuff of Stepford and hardly a motivation for anyone to come here. I say good on them for bagging it.

Mr Evil 2:06 pm 06 May 06

If we had a SIEV X Memorial, then I bet heaps of people would come to live in Canberra.

Maybe the ACT Govt needs an ad like the Australian Tourism one with “So, where the bloody hell are ya?” in it?

The Canberra one would be good:

“We’ve moved the lame-arse greenie out of the Guvvie flat”.

“We’ve got the UN’s permission to save the world”.

“Simon’s taken his medication”……

morto1980 7:11 pm 05 May 06

Bugger. Reinforce. Carry on.

morto1980 7:09 pm 05 May 06

Why the hell are they targeting the western suburbs anyway? Doesn’t this reenforce the message to the eastern beach yuppies that Canberra is below them? (Canberra will take your poor, tired and unwashed!)

But I guess without waterfront property here the east side yuppies wouldn’t be able to pose, so there is little point.

On a side note I heard two dickheads at tosolinis tonight bagging out the “Come to Canberra” campaign. I’m sure they could do so much better.

The thing people seem to forget is that humans are like sheep. They will flock to a place that already has a large population (especially migrants – which make up 60k (!) a year of Sydney’s growth). Sydney and Melbourne have been around (say) 100 years longer than Canberra – they’ve got a bit of a head start. Give it time!

jr 5:28 pm 05 May 06

Maelinar: I understand the offer was basically a new flannelette shirt, a pair of Ugg boots and a voucher to maintain a mullet hairsytle at the hairdressers.

kiwi61 2:09 pm 05 May 06

Yeah but at least in Sydney if they catch the vego’s who are doing the armed robberies and the burglaries, they are locked up.

Unlike Canberra, where the good old judges who are past their used by date, keep letting them off because of their drug habits and allowing them to keep reoffending.

Les Whinin 1:30 pm 05 May 06

I am yet to understand how a four day seminar series that attracted less than 150 ppl can praised as a success. But seeing its western Sydney I can understand how that could be a good thing.

It was a success because they were in Sydney for four whole days and nobody was shot.

Maelinar 1:21 pm 05 May 06

How much did it cost to get these ‘dozens’ who are so eager to move ?

Sssanta 1:14 pm 05 May 06

Kiwi,

These folks are from Western Sydney. Between rioting and heading to cabramatta I don’t think they have any free time to generate enough income to afford a freaking Datto 120Y.

kiwi61 12:13 pm 05 May 06

Yeah well they better be coming by bus or else the parasites in the ACT will be having a field day with all the extra cars to steal.

Sssanta 12:06 pm 05 May 06

I am yet to understand how a four day seminar series that attracted less than 150 ppl can praised as a success. But seeing its western Sydney I can understand how that could be a good thing.

LurkerGal 11:34 am 05 May 06

My boy moved to Canberra from Sydney 6 weeks ago. But that was because of me, not a job. Perhaps I should offer myself to the ACT Govt as an incentive? Or they could say “ready and willing to move to Canberra tomorrow if the right shag came up”?

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