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Election Wrap – 21 September

By johnboy - 21 September 2008 24

General:

The Canberra Times is vying for the most vacuous reportage on the election with a brand analysis by a marketing academic (those who can, do). On this basis Zed’s looking great and Labor should have gone with Katy.

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Election Wrap – 21 September
peter@home 2:03 am 22 Sep 08

Aurelius said :

teepee, Would the reduction in lanes have anything to do with Liberal and Save the Ridge legal challenges? Your team can’t fight the implementation of something, then scream blue murder when the policy’s late in delivery because of those same delaying tactics.
But a piece of advice for you teepee – running around claiming the GDE is a broken promise makes you look foolish. The road is there. Whether its built to your satisfaction is a small technicality that is overlooked in punter-land.

build me a GDE in tuggeranong. I would have killed for a 4-lane firebreak back when the fires came through.

Aurelius 12:25 am 22 Sep 08

teepee, Would the reduction in lanes have anything to do with Liberal and Save the Ridge legal challenges? Your team can’t fight the implementation of something, then scream blue murder when the policy’s late in delivery because of those same delaying tactics.
But a piece of advice for you teepee – running around claiming the GDE is a broken promise makes you look foolish. The road is there. Whether its built to your satisfaction is a small technicality that is overlooked in punter-land.

teepee 10:14 pm 21 Sep 08

Yes tom-tom & Aurelius. They promised a 4 lane road in the 2001 election when Jon Stanhope was first elected Chief Minister. And we wound up with two lanes missing.

I rate that as a broken promise, which would call into question future promises from Jon Stanhope.

Katy’s not much sweeter smelling. She was the one who made a pledge on not closing schools as Education Minister and initiated the decisions to break the grand promise.

I might trust Andrew Barr, he has not been in a position yet to make a promise and then do the dirty. But he’s not running for Chief Minister – Jon Stanhope is.

johnboy 9:44 pm 21 Sep 08

Primal said :

Has the ALP actually done anything in the way of marketing yet? I don’t think I’ve seen a single thing from them yet…

Well they’re advertising here, and all over Facebook, and heavy googleadage too.

And keeping their powder dry for the run home I’d guess.

Interesting to see how it pans out.

tom-tom 9:36 pm 21 Sep 08

Aurlieus; dont bother arguing with people like teepee it just gives them oxygen…. it’s much better (and funnier) to laugh at all these libs that sit on here and tell each other how fantastic they are instead of going out and trying to convince the average punter to vote for them.

Aurelius 9:22 pm 21 Sep 08

teepee,
He broke a promise about the GDE?
Need someone point out that big road slightly to the west of Black Mountain?

teepee 5:46 pm 21 Sep 08

Some last minute listening and backflips by Labor would be fine … if it weren’t for the fact that Jon Stanhope has such a track record of breaking election promises. eg: GDE, school closures, etc

Aurelius 3:45 pm 21 Sep 08

JR, maybe they’re all listening to you? 🙂

Jonathon Reynolds 3:18 pm 21 Sep 08

Aurelius said :

JR, it matters not who is pushing the barrow, or who has similar barrows. It’s a good barrow.

Except its the ALP campaigning on an original issue they opposed and the problem the ALP originally created… is that hypocrisy or just irony?

Aurelius 3:10 pm 21 Sep 08

JR, it matters not who is pushing the barrow, or who has similar barrows. It’s a good barrow.

Jonathon Reynolds 2:46 pm 21 Sep 08

Aurelius said :

Was just in Gungahlin Marketplace, and a ALP candidate, Eleanor Bates, is collecting names on a petition to make Hibberson Street a pedestrian mall.

@Aurelius:

That is such old news its not funny – shows you to what extremes candidates will go to simply to be populist.

I was on the forefront of the original campaign to make portions of Hibberson Street a pedestrian precinct around the concept of a town square years ago… But guess what, it was the ALP that rejected the idea despite the community being overwhelmingly in favour.

Equality Party Website
06/2002: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/43532/20041016-0000/www.equalityparty.org/newsroom/gunsmoke/gunsmoke68.htm

12/2002: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/43532/20041016-0000/www.equalityparty.org/newsroom/gunsmoke/gunsmoke71.htm

GCC Website
12/2002: http://gcc.asn.au/oldgcc/newsletter/gunsmoke72.htm

08/2003: http://gcc.asn.au/oldgcc/newsletter/gunsmoke76.htm#4

Hansard 19/02/2003 – Gungahlin Town Centre – community consultation
http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/2003/week01/207.htm

I’m sure I could dredge up more links if you want… so lets get this right, six and a half years later some no-name candidate from the ALP realises that the community was right… gees there must be an ACT election soon!

recondite 2:03 pm 21 Sep 08

yeah johnboy, ‘cos the daily smelly does SUCH a good job of discussing the issues.

sepi 1:53 pm 21 Sep 08

The mall is a great idea – I actually like Gungahlin shops, as you are often outside, instead of closed into a mega mall.

Primal 1:40 pm 21 Sep 08

Has the ALP actually done anything in the way of marketing yet? I don’t think I’ve seen a single thing from them yet…

Aurelius 12:49 pm 21 Sep 08

Was just in Gungahlin Marketplace, and a ALP candidate, Eleanor Bates, is collecting names on a petition to make Hibberson Street a pedestrian mall.
I’ve thought for a while this would be desirable, at least during the daylight hours. Just like Bunda Street in the city, it’s useless as a thoroughfare with all the pedestrian crossings, so they may as well add extra parking to other areas, turn that into a pedestrian mall, and make it safer, more pleasant and better for shoppers.

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