The RiotACT Sim Challenge got a mention in the Weekend Australian with Christian Kerr describing it as “the perfect metaphor for Canberra and its parliament“. I’ve taken him in about as much context there as he did us. It’s not online but lurking on page 29 of the Weekend Inquirer section.
The Fyshwick based Canberra Times is having a whinge that Civic is “on the scrap heap” in this election despite constant development and beautification.
The election campaign has been running for many long months now. The Canberra Times informs us that the last frantic effort to attract media attention has been underway in the farcical “campaign launches” for both parties.
Zed Seselja and Vicki Dunne are promising to de-congest your roads and insulate your homes to fight climate change. Amongst other things.
Andrew Barr’s madd skillz announcement is now online.
The Greens have put out a significant release bearing the number of the beast:
In it they call for a “cooperative Assembly” and suggest they could work with either party to form a Government. The Greens are calling on the major parties to sign up with them to a five point “Commitment to Canberra”:
- 1. Committing all parties to respect the vote of Canberrans at the election, and to agree to work positively and cooperatively in minority government, if that’s what Canberrans vote for on October 18.
2. Supporting balanced budgets over the economic cycle.
3. Agreeing to work with other MLAs after the election to formulate an agreed policy program for the benefit of all Canberrans which recognises the challenges of climate change and financial uncertainty.
4. Committing to improving community consultation and the accountability of government.
5. Agreeing not to place misleading advertising, or to misrepresent the policies of other parties.