Election Wrap – 30 September

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CAP:

James Sizer doesn’t think yesterday’s Labor announcements on carers and disabilities do enough.

James also thinks the carer’s announcement in particular was just “catch-up”.

Parking:

The Canberra Times has some thoughts by Messrs Mulcahy, Rattenbury and Churchill on what they’d do about parking in Civic.

Motorists:

The AMP’s shambolic website can be tricky to monitor. But I note that some time recently they’ve released their long awaited motorsport policy.

    The AMP will develop a comprehensive combined Driver Education Centre and Motor Sport park in the Majura Valley approximately 3 Klm north of the end of Canberra Airport. The facility will be named NADEC (National Automotive and Driver Education Centre)

Apparently it will fix the tourism woes too.

Labor:

The JonKat gestalt/diarchy is promising a billion dollar panacea to all our health woes.

Mr Stanhope is asking Mr Seselja to come up with a formalised list of promises so the ACT Treasury can shoot them down (assuming Treasury gets its sums right this time).

Greens:

Shane Rattenbury is stepping up the Greens campaign for a curfew on Canberra airport.

Shane is also vowing to subject all significant new legislation to a “Climate Change Analysis”.

Liberals:

Zed’s told the ABC that he’d like to give sporting clubs money which they can then choose to give to whomever they regard as “most in need of support”. As if that won’t be rorted to the back teeth.

Pangallo:

Kalloo Kallay, Frank Pangallo has deigned to inform the public of his pointless third candidate in Molonglo, Dr Luciano Lombardo BSc, PhD.

In a tumultuous day for Frank’s website there’s also a plan for “Community Council Representatives” to have direct access to Frank’s office should he be elected. Because access to minor party MLA’s is so restricted?


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jakez jakez 10:51 am 01 Oct 08

PM said :

@ PeterH – Libs are promising to allow a dragway, but aren’t making a big song and dance about it.

Allow a dragway, or allow and fund a dragway?

peterh peterh 10:47 am 01 Oct 08

PM said :

@ PeterH – Libs are promising to allow a dragway, but aren’t making a big song and dance about it.

meh.

given up. going to oran park for a V8 fix next week.

team building exercise…

PM PM 10:11 am 01 Oct 08

@ PeterH – Libs are promising to allow a dragway, but aren’t making a big song and dance about it.

peterh peterh 9:44 am 01 Oct 08

my wife thought the ad on tv was for the Communist Alliance party. Good ad by norvan – but we didn’t really pay attention to it, it was an ad on tv.

Aurelius Aurelius 9:28 am 01 Oct 08

Norvan,
I’d vote for you, but you’re hanging with the wrong crowd.
Your CAP colleagues are too screaming-batsh*t crazy for me to consider it.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 9:11 am 01 Oct 08

Are you married? Otherwise, you have are ‘single’.
Maybe they’re describing you as ‘Norvan Vogt, CAP’s single, issues guy’?

Norvan.Vogt Norvan.Vogt 8:30 am 01 Oct 08

Shane is a top bloke but you know Shane has not got the monopoly on environmental credentials, I’ve done my fair share as well, its just not my only claim to fame though. For example, I volunteered with the ACT/SE-NSW Conservation Council for 3 years in the mid 1990s. While I was there I established one of the first Environmentalist website in Australia http://www.ecoACTion.net.au as well as upgrading their IT infrastructure. I was involved in many campaigns in a support role. I was also heavily involved in the concept design and marketing of a environmentally friendly low cost housing solution for developing countries in the Pacific that used recycled materials called the EcoVilla. In Costa Rica I worked on turtle protection project. In Vanuatu I worked on an awareness campaign for 9 months for the endangered coconut crab. But this is beside the point I think that the people of Canberra are more interested in a candidate that has a broader experience than that. I agree strongly with Granny that the environment is a secondary issue in this campaign – Heath, Education and Security (ie Policing, Justice, Public Safety etc.) are the really the big issues – for me Poverty Reduction is a really big issue that is not getting any coverage.

Also people keep tagging me as a ‘single issue’ guy… could anyone tell me please what my single issue is? 🙂

Norvan Vogt
Community Alliance – Molonglo Candidate

peterh peterh 5:45 pm 30 Sep 08

I was looking at the hansard from December 2004 – I was doing some research for a family member re the 2003 fires. The figure being bandied around was between $5 & $6 million – cost to the taxpayer.

Then I noticed stanhope’s comments re public works.

here is a C+P:
In our second term, we will resolve some of the issues that have confronted successive governments, issues that have not been resolved.
We will build a dragway.
We will carry out the much needed refurbishments to the National Convention Centre.
We will build a new Belconnen arts and cultural centre.
We will look towards Canberra’s centenary in 2013.
Even now, work is under way in planning the design of a new Supreme Court.
I am also of the opinion that a new Legislative Assembly would be a fitting 100th birthday present for Canberra, and a new building for this purpose will be designed.
We will also build a prison at Hume.

So… out of the promises, we got:
The prison
The new arts and cultural centre – being built
The National Convention Centre got its upgrade

but we did not get a dragway. voting again, and which party has a dragway on their policy lists?

motorists party.

none of the heavy hitters want to go there.

oh, and if you want to read Zed’s inaugural speech, here is the link. Gives a bit on insight into who he is….

http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/2005/pdfs/20041207.pdf

oh, and I am not employed by the libs, I just found it interesting.

Granny Granny 5:28 pm 30 Sep 08

Ooh! Pick me! Pick me! I’ll ask him, Gungahlin Al!

: )

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 5:14 pm 30 Sep 08

“Can anyone confirm the Pangallo asbestos stuff? it would be a real shock to the system if old frankie did dump the stuff – he was a real fighter for qbn houses getting the same help with removal of asbestos as cbr at the time.”

Well if you come along to Gungahlin Community Council’s big (Ginninderra and Molonglo) Meet the Candidates evening on 8 October (Palmerston Community Centre), you can put the question direct to him yourself. He’s just confirmed attendance (along with around 24 other candidates).

peterh peterh 4:51 pm 30 Sep 08

bugger. it cut off the (Australian_politician) bit.

peterh peterh 4:50 pm 30 Sep 08

beggars belief – Mulcahy has an entry in wikipedia…..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Mulcahy_(Australian_politician)

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 4:38 pm 30 Sep 08

tabascoted, saying that in a public will probably get Mulcahy’s pet set onto you.

Slick Dick has a history of trying to silence comment.

tabascoted tabascoted 4:18 pm 30 Sep 08

P.S – Mulcahy – not sure of his past (i thought that he was on the take or something thats why he got kicked out of the libs???) but he comes across on TV about as well as jabba the hut. anyone notice that slight tilt of the head and greasy smile … eeekkk ah well better than that wing-nut look old rattenbury has got going for himself

jakez jakez 4:15 pm 30 Sep 08

S4anta said :

Jake doesn’t need a hug. Just the occasional kick up the jatzie from time to time!

I humbly submit that I need both in high doses.

tabascoted tabascoted 4:13 pm 30 Sep 08

Can anyone confirm the Pangallo asbestos stuff? it would be a real shock to the system if old frankie did dump the stuff – he was a real fighter for qbn houses getting the same help with removal of asbestos as cbr at the time

Granny Granny 4:08 pm 30 Sep 08

Everybody needs hugs, S4anta!

S4anta S4anta 4:06 pm 30 Sep 08

Jake doesn’t need a hug. Just the occasional kick up the jatzie from time to time!

jakez jakez 3:47 pm 30 Sep 08

Wow narragreenie, way to stand up for freedom.

You almost convinced me to vote FOR Mulcahy.

…almost.

As for Dollar Sweets; assault and battery, arson and bomb threats, trespassing, and other physical violence are the rights of nobody, let alone ‘workers’.

Even the ACTU disowned them.

DollarSweets aside, this is what really shits me about the Greens. When you look at their policies and people, they are more authoritarian than the authoritarians in the ALP AND the Libs.

Hug the trees by all means, but sometimes Jake needs a hug as well.

peterh peterh 3:17 pm 30 Sep 08

and who else saw the people by the side of the road this morning near the form one lane on the parkway, creating a bottleneck as they stood there with their signs, waving at everyone?

amazed as to why they were there. more sign protection going on…

I am waiting for the candidates to strap a very large speaker to their car and troll the streets bellowing their slogans, blues brothers style.

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