The amorphous Canberra Liberals have announced that they’ve been out “in force” to debate policy and have passed 20 motions (no, Steve Pratt wasn’t one of them).
They claim to have passed 20 motions, seven of which they’ve chosen to share with us. The first two were “Stanhope is bad M’kay”, but here’s the other five:
Motion 3 The ACT Liberals will provide the same level of protection against terrorism that is available in every other jurisdiction in Australia. [OK, so no matter how bad or ill thought out the other legislation is we will blindly follow? Why do we have our own legislature again?]
Motion 4 The Canberra Liberals agree to establishing an ACT Policing performance target requiring a manning profile of 60% of the sworn officers to have had at least 5 or more years Australian domestic experience in policing. [Let me get this right, you’d cap the capacity to bring new recruits into the force??]
Motion 5 That Canberra Liberals strongly support the health-conscious, affordable and environmentally-friendly practice of riding bicycles in the ACT and that we will investigate ways to maximize the safety of cyclists, motorists and pedestrians. [Pedal power can chalk up another victory!]
Motion 6 That the ACT Liberals condemn the decision by the Stanhope Government to construct a prison given the failure of the Government case for building a prison. [I think this means they are now firmly opposed to building a prison in the ACT rather than quibbling over the timing]
Motion 7 That ACT Liberals support free parking at hospitals. [Why not have proper ticketed parking with legitimate patients getting their tickets validated after treatment?? Then freeloaders could be charged and the patients can get a park]
Apprently this will set them up to “go into the 2008 Assembly elections with our most robust and strategic policies ever, developed in full consultation with the community”