Local Senator Gary Humphries has today called on the Home Affairs Minister to end the uncertainty facing the Brodburger van at Kingston by granting it the same exemption from having a land use permit that the Aboriginal Tent Embassy enjoys.
The National Capital and External Territories Committee have been told that structures such as the Brodburger van require a land use permit, unless the minister waives these requirements.
“Well, I want such a waiver for this new lakeside institution which has captured the imagination – and palates – of so many Canberrans,” Senator Humphries said today.
There hasn’t been a lot of strategic thought by any of the parties involved. But surely someone can see that linking the fates of a burger van and the Aboriginal Tent Embassy is fraught with peril? Does this mean Senator Humphries now supports the Tent Embassy?