The Canberra Times reports that Frank Pangallo wants to see the ACT run just the way he ran Queanbeyan. Richard Mulcahy apparently agrees.
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Brendan Smyth has cleverly noted that Simon Corbell keeps announcing the arrival of new police. And yet local police seem to have no knowledge of their new colleagues. “The Minister for Police needs to explain to the Canberra community how his claim of ACT Policing having 784 sworn police officers reconciles with the annual report from ACT Policing shows there were only 692 sworn police officers”.
Zed is promising nirvana for first home buyers if only they’ll give him their vote. And if only they won’t just buy the best house they can get for their borrowing capacity including his stamp duty cut.
Mulcahy Canberra Party:
We don’t normally embed video in the wraps but this, for mine, is the “Mal” moment of the election so far. Onya Dipper.
The heat really is on. Messrs Stanhope and Hargreaves are now promising “A yearly pickup of bulky rubbish from Canberra households and free drop-off facilities for e-waste” as part of a waste policy.
John Hargreaves is also trumpeting his plans to fix the bus system after all these years.
Andrew Barr is very excited by his plans to re-develop central Belconnen.
Jon Stanhope is pointing to a rise in building approvals and claiming it as a triumph of the Affordable Housing Action Plan.
Andrew Barr is having a poke at the Liberals and their failure to commit to a swimming pool in Gungahlin.
Mick Gentleman is warning Tuggeranong seniors that a Liberal government would rob them of a clubhouse.
Shane Rattenbury and Amanda Bresnan have announced their “Active Transport Plan” which has a lot to do with bikepaths and footpaths as well as more 40km/h zones.
Norvan Vogt has had a day off from sunning himself with his posters by the side of the road and has declared his dissatisfaction with the slow progress on light rail to date.
Norvan also thinks the major parties should stop throwing money around until they know if we’ve got any left.
For those so inclined Norvan is looking for friends to join his Vote1Vogt election event. Disappointingly it’s not actually a party, rather an invitation to attend the voting booths.
Roger Nicoll says you’re all cynical about the “billion dollar” health package JonKat announced yesterday for the ALP.