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Foskey’s break in

By kimba - 23 January 2006 47

There was a strange article in yesterday’s Sun-Herald on an apparent break-in of Deb Foskey’s Assembly office last week.

Firstly, I have no idea why it wasn’t reported in our local media.

The Naked Eye reported that a few bottles of booze were left lying around, a couple of couches were pushes together to make a bed, pillows and a blanket from a sick-bay in the Assembly were borrowed to add “those cosy touches for a night in”.

The Naked Eye sarcastically suggests that it may have been one of Canberra’s homeless “dossing down” for the night as Foskey is still in a public house, despite a chronic shortage in public housing in the ACT.

I am sure that RiotACT readers may have some other theories for the peculiar break in???

What’s Your opinion?


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47 Responses to
Foskey’s break in
areaman 4:45 pm 23 Jan 06

I’d take those odds, maybe as it’s a current police investigation they aren’t allowed to talk about it.

Indi 4:17 pm 23 Jan 06

Interesting that staff from the good Dr’s office are quiet on this matter, as they usually have something to say when Dr Foskey is the subject of discussion on this site…I’d wager the offender may well be one of them given that they be the holder of keys to the said office.

10/1 odds if anyone is keen!

areaman 4:13 pm 23 Jan 06

Maelinar, I wasn’t claiming a homeless person was any less capable of braking in than any other member of the public, just less capable than a staffer who knows the place and has pass that will get them in the front door and past the internal security doors that are shut at night.

Claiming that who did this doesn’t affect the symbolism is bloody weak augment argument, and you know that. You initially wrote

But I think it’s a blooming great thing that this homeless/vagrant has done, that highlights the true injustice here; ie that Deb Foskey is riding the public trough, while the people that need that roof over their heads have to resort to breaking into an office to find shelter.

where as

But I think it’s a blooming great thing that this pissed staffers has done, that highlights the true injustice here; ie that Deb Foskey is riding the public trough, while the people that can’t be bothered catching a cab home break into a workmates office.

has much less effect. You can’t go both ways, either it’s symbolic because it was done by someone homeless (which it almost certainly wasn’t) it is symbolic at all. It can’t be symbolic without the afore mentioned symbol.

Maelinar 1:00 pm 23 Jan 06

Areaman, firstly a homeless person has the capacity as does anybody else to break into the second floor of a secure building to find a place to sleep.

Secondly, it took intellect to see that I was commenting on the symbolism of the incident, instead of the incident itself, so regardless of it being a pissed staffer or a homeless person, the fact that somebody has slept in her office as a gesture is what’s important, not the background of how they got to be there.

Again, you have confused the argument with your posturing.

Thumper 12:59 pm 23 Jan 06

Geez, that’s yonks ago Areaman.

As ironic as it is, I’ll go for the pissed staffer theory.

areaman 12:52 pm 23 Jan 06

Wasn’t Stevenson around at the old assembly in the Nara building?

Mr Evil 12:49 pm 23 Jan 06

Maybe the ghost of Denis Stevenson is roaming around the building at night? He was rather fond of sleeping in his office at night when he was a Member.

kimba 12:20 pm 23 Jan 06

Hmmm, John ‘mate’ Hargreaves doesn’t mind a drink!

areaman 11:58 am 23 Jan 06

If anybody really thinks that an actual homeless person could break into the second floor of a secure building like the assembly to sleep either being wilfully naive or woefully stupid. I agree with JB that it was probably a pissed (I’d guess liberal) staffer.

Anybody (Areaman) who disagrees that the public housing in Canberra is being ’supported’ by fat cats paying ‘market rent’ can stick this up their ass and smoke it, because they’re obviously wrong.

Wow with that well reasoned intellectual argument how could it be wrong. Just because you say it, that doesn’t make so and you’re going to need a hell of a lot more that just being offensive to convince me (or anyone else who doesn’t already agree with you, and if you’re only preaching to the converted then why not just shut up in the first place).

Ari 11:55 am 23 Jan 06

It couldn’t have been Maelinar – if it was him there would have been a chilled turd masquerading as tofu in Foskey’s bar fridge

johnboy 11:40 am 23 Jan 06

I think it was more likely a staffer who’d made a new friend in mooseheads that night.

Thanks for the tip megan, any chance the website will be carrying interesting stories that didn’t make the front page some day soon?

Maelinar 11:10 am 23 Jan 06

For starters, it wasn’t me, nor did I suggest it to somebody else to do.

But I think it’s a blooming great thing that this homeless/vagrant has done, that highlights the true injustice here; ie that Deb Foskey is riding the public trough, while the people that need that roof over their heads have to resort to breaking into an office to find shelter.

Anybody (Areaman) who disagrees that the public housing in Canberra is being ‘supported’ by fat cats paying ‘market rent’ can stick this up their ass and smoke it, because they’re obviously wrong.

The true homeless have spoken louder than I ever could, now if only she would listen, and do what a responsible citizen should, and give up her house so that a needy person could occupy it.

Megand 11:04 am 23 Jan 06

The break-in was reported on page eight of The Canberra Times last Friday – before the Sun-Herald

bonfire 9:51 am 23 Jan 06

couches pushed together to make a bed, bottles of wine lying around?

did the cops also find a barry white LP ?

sounds like it was a hot time in the greens office.

johnboy 9:49 am 23 Jan 06

Personally I’m amused that over the weekend Dr. Foskey was upset at public housing redevelopments moving tenants to the edges of the city.

Obviously an area of concern.

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