The Canberra Times reports that the local Liberal Senator Gary Humphries has put his cards on the table and come out swinging in favour of the Immigration Bridge. He’s also writing off much off the opposition as the rantings of retrograde loons.
Sadly for Gary he invokes the local equivalent of Godwin’s Law in planning debate, he raises the spectre of Walter Burley Griffin:
- Senator Humphries said he warmly welcomed the bridge, saying it filled a ”great omission” in the design of Canberra namely, a monument to migrants many of whom helped to build the national capital. He also maintained the bridge ”clearly is within the vision foreshadowed by Walter Burley Griffin”.
Even if you don’t mind poor Walter’s corpse being dragged around the city walls one more time you’ve got to admire Gary’s bravery considering where the public polling on the issue appears to be pointing.
UPDATED: The text of Senator Humphries’ speech is now online. It’s even more bang on in favour than I’d expected.