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Government blocks information about school closures

By louise 13 February 2007 29

The ACT Opposition has accused the Government of taking unprecedented action to block the release of documents related to the decision to close 23 schools across Canberra.

A story on ABC online shows just how shy the government is about letting people know the reasoning behind its school closures agenda.

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of this item is that anyone expected the government to treat the community with any less contempt than it did last year.

The 2008 election can’t come soon enough.

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Thumper 8:12 am 15 Feb 07

Got my vote as well.

el 8:26 pm 14 Feb 07

I’d vote for JB too.

You’ve got an audience of what, several thousand here?

emd 7:23 pm 14 Feb 07

I’d vote for JB. At least he’s likely to put the documents on his website for all to read.

Or, as I’ve said before, vote Party Party Party Party.

miz 6:45 pm 14 Feb 07

ACT govt wouldn’t want to give over any docs that could be construed as breaching the Education Act, which says the process should be ‘open and transparent’ (see here at p 14, s 20(7)(b) )
The irony.

Special G 11:11 am 14 Feb 07

JB, you after a change in career?

Hasdrubahl 10:30 am 14 Feb 07

Anarchy is the answer.

Al 10:27 am 14 Feb 07

Minority government is the only way to hold a government in the ACT accountable. Independents, minor parties – with proportional voting you have the chance to get a few of them in – so everyone should get out out and support like-minded free-willed candidates. The more the ACT government becomes like a local council the better.

johnboy 9:55 am 14 Feb 07

maybe they just left the beer mat they did the figuring out on in the Labor Club?

Maelinar 9:47 am 14 Feb 07

There is no such security classification of ‘not in the publics interest’ at local government level.

I have run out of people to vote for in the next elections, as I have nothing but contempt for most of my ‘representatives’.

We’ve got a Labour government that is above it’s station
We’ve got a Liberal opposition that can’t get itself together as a party, let alone stand as opposition
We’ve got a greens opposition that is a leech on society
Has anybody heard of the Democrats at all recently or have they faded from existence ?


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