The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan has penned a lengthy screed on why the ACT Budget should invest more on public transport when it is released today.
Apparently we want Canberra to be more like Bogota, ready supplies of cheap high quality blow would certainly be appreciated by many Canberrans.
But the intriguing thing is timing.
Treasurer Katy Gallagher was swanning around last week with the budget box set for Canberra Times puff pieces.
So what chance Katy Gallagher’s going to read Amanda’s piece this morning, say “my word, what a compelling argument, let’s pulp the existing budget and get another one done in light of this perspicacious reasoning”?
Somewhat less chance than the Assembly doing a nude limbo rather than listen to the budget speech.
More likely Amanda’s had a sneak peak and there are going to be some big public transport announcements.