Like a junky coming back for another hit, Senator Humphries has been unable to resist the urge to put out a media release on local politics, complaining that the Canberran of the Year awards are being turned into an ALP rally.
ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope is apparently attempting to turn the 2006 Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards into a “Labor only” event.
Mr Stanhope, who is presenting the Awards, has excluded Liberal politicians from the invitation list. This has disgusted Mrs Petronella Wensing, 82, who was due to receive a Canberra Gold certificate to mark 50 years living in Canberra.
It’s nice that Gary could find an old dear to be outraged for him. But it does beg the question, why weren’t the Liberals invited?