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Election Wrap – 1 October

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Local Council:

The Canberra Times reports that Frank Pangallo wants to see the ACT run just the way he ran Queanbeyan. Richard Mulcahy apparently agrees.

Liberals:

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:

Richard has announced a sport and recreation policy. Apparently Robert “Dipper” Dipierdominico approves but I can’t get much from it beyond a general approval of sport.

We don’t normally embed video in the wraps but this, for mine, is the “Mal” moment of the election so far. Onya Dipper.

Labor:

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.

Greens:

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.

CAP:

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.


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tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 11:58 am 02 Oct 08

Ahh, that should have been dessert! LOL

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 9:20 am 02 Oct 08

Bruce Samazan would be pretty cheap, as celebrities go, wouldn’t he?

I dunno (in an unsure tone) – about 10 years ago, Samazan was hired by Camp Quality for their first masquerade ball. He was paid about 5k for the night if I recall, and was a complete twat who got plastered and chain smoked out the back for the majority of the event.

At least I ate his desert when he wasn’t looking. He was too busy trying to pick up.

johnboy johnboy 8:59 am 02 Oct 08

I stand corrected Norvan and bow before the might of your tech prowess.

Norvan.Vogt Norvan.Vogt 8:48 am 02 Oct 08

Norvan Vogt has had a day off from sunning himself with his posters by the side of the road

just a correction Johnboy… I didn’t take the Day off from getting the tan, I was out on the Majura Rd near the Airport. I’ve got the laptop out here with me doing media releases and riot posts from the roadside. the 3G PCMCIA card was a good investment 🙂

Sleaz274 Sleaz274 8:48 pm 01 Oct 08

A dragway would be decidedly at odds with a “carbon neutral” government. If it isn’t well supported enough by private enterprise then why should any government cough up hard earned other people’s dollars so someone can go fast for a quarter mile (whatever that is). If you love cars so much drive up to sydney or bathurst or wait for your turn at summernats every year if you’re too lazy to do that save up some money with your mates write a detailed business plan and ask a bank to give you the required funds to build it…. Or go buy a paddock, grade it and then pour cement down it and let all your mates do whatever the hell they please.

Granny Granny 8:16 pm 01 Oct 08

This time it’s a sport wedge ….

*sigh*

Thumper Thumper 8:13 pm 01 Oct 08

The ACT Sporting community must rally to ensure that infrastrucuture spending on sport is not wasted on the white elephant proposed by the Canberra Liberals. What a disgrace!!!!

Yes! Let us all rant against this travesty of political justice! I have never seen a greater disgrace! those kids should be at the mall eating McDonalds! What is the world coming to!

Granny Granny 7:35 pm 01 Oct 08

The whole dragway business has reached the point where it’s hilarious whichever party comments, but I am happy for the dragway owners if it does go ahead and I would hope it would be implemented in a sensible way that does not cause grief to other residents.

MrMagoo MrMagoo 7:10 pm 01 Oct 08

AAAAHHHHH I have just seen on the news Mr Smyth promising to build the Dragway, after he derided the ALP for not doing so. Can someone please infomr Mr Smyth that a multi million dollar facility purpose built for a MINORITY and serviced by the taxpaer is not what the people want? We live in a time where our other major and minor sports facilities are crying out for money and infrastructure support and this boofhead wants to build a concrete strip.

The ACT Sporting community must rally to ensure that infrastrucuture spending on sport is not wasted on the white elephant proposed by the Canberra Liberals. What a disgrace!!!!

Aurelius Aurelius 4:05 pm 01 Oct 08

Bruce Samazan would be pretty cheap, as celebrities go, wouldn’t he?
I think even Adam08 could afford a Samazan endorsement….

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 4:00 pm 01 Oct 08

Good point Skid & JB: Maybe we’ll see Bruce Samazan around the traps soon?! Could bring some better cred to the AFP with Constable Max being the front man? Now…who’s got the 50 bucks?

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 3:41 pm 01 Oct 08

Jb’s right. (run for the hills!)

In this town, nobody ever buys people, they invariably just rent them for a while.

johnboy johnboy 3:28 pm 01 Oct 08

tylersmayhem said :

What the hell is Dipierdominico’s interest in Canberra policy or politics? Has he moved here recently or something. Sounds more like he’s doing a Canberran friend a favor – or perhaps the barrel of the gun pointing at him is out of frame?!

As with prostitutes, you can rent minor celebrities by the hour.

Spitfire3 Spitfire3 2:28 pm 01 Oct 08

Dammit. That was supposed to be a semi-smartar$ed remark following Thumper’s “Pangallo’s not from here so why would anyone vote for him” post.

Spitfire3 Spitfire3 2:25 pm 01 Oct 08

yeah we should put him in a detention centre and then deport him!!!1

HateMachine HateMachine 2:21 pm 01 Oct 08

If I were a Crimes headlines writer I would’ve called that story ‘Dipper and Dipstick’

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 2:15 pm 01 Oct 08

What the hell is Dipierdominico’s interest in Canberra policy or politics? Has he moved here recently or something. Sounds more like he’s doing a Canberran friend a favor – or perhaps the barrel of the gun pointing at him is out of frame?!

Thumper Thumper 1:36 pm 01 Oct 08

I really don’t care what pangello did or didn’t do.

He’s not from Canberra so why would anyone vote for him?

Quangerbangers Quangerbangers 1:28 pm 01 Oct 08

I saw the stuff on Frank Pangallo yesterday and a friend of mine from Queanbeyan says that the allegations that Frank Pangallo dumped asbestos on his former property in Gilmore Pl are being investigated by the NSW EPA and that it is being investigated in Sydney not locally, he suspects a bit of a cover up. Its interesting that these allegations have been on the public record since September 3rd and no Jurno has had the balls to run with the story. Just goes to show how Shit the media is in this town. Like that ‘beef-gate” story a few weeks ago on the front page the Canberra Times is a miserable Excuse for a major Newspaper, no wonder more people in this town read the Tele (and we know what level that’s at).

D-Man D-Man 12:48 pm 01 Oct 08

If Brendan Smyth cares so much about the Police then maybe he could have said something for Police Remembrance Day on Monday. What a pathetic, opportunistic little creep that guy is.

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