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Expanding the Assembly?

By johnboy - 9 May 2013 7

Chief MInister Gallagher is making compelling arguments for expanding the Legislative Assembly.

The ABC however reports that the Liberals Jeremy Hanson wants more public consultation.

But what if the public is wrong?

What’s Your opinion?


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7 Responses to
Expanding the Assembly?
johnboy 12:29 pm 10 May 13

councils, unlike departments and agencies, are directly accountable to their electorate.

switch 12:24 pm 10 May 13

bd84 said :

Makes more sense in cost and efficiency terms.

Do “efficiency dividends” apply to the local council?

bd84 11:31 am 10 May 13

It does need to be larger, but doubling its size is ridiculous. It’s a stretch at the moment to find 17 decent candidates, let alone 35 of them.

A good compromise should be reached, taking into consideration the “tight fiscal situation” the CM keeps going on about. Make a slight increase to 21 (3×7 member electorates) at the next election then reassess after one term of government. Makes more sense in cost and efficiency terms.

krome 7:37 pm 09 May 13

I am in favour of the Assembly having more representatives than my primary school parliament had back in the day.

bundah 6:35 pm 09 May 13

If an expansion guarantees improved performance and more sensible policies then bring it on.

Pork Hunt 5:53 pm 09 May 13

Expand the Assembly AND have a council. Utopian bliss for all.

Gungahlin Al 5:03 pm 09 May 13

Then he’ll keep on asking the question until he gets an answer that damn well suits him.

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