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Election Wrap – 1 October

By johnboy 1 October 2008 24

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.


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.


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.

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tylersmayhem 11:58 am 02 Oct 08

Ahh, that should have been dessert! LOL

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 8:59 am 02 Oct 08

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

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 🙂

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