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Greens, Liberal, Labor, spit and spatter.

johnboy 11 February 2009 9

Housebound sent in the following as a story which I thought best rolled up into the one thing:

    According to the ABC news, the Greens have today extracted an admission from government that the target for mental health funding wasn’t really a target, but just an aspiration.

    This follows another admission, that the zero waste target was aspirational and would never be reached. The Greens weren’t amused.

    The zero waste one I can see, with government not being able to control everything we do (not yet, anyway), but surely they can manage to throw some money towards mental health? It’s not like it isn’t needed.

The plot thickens with the Liberals hooting and hollering that Labor are being nicer to the Greens than they are to the Liberals. Zed and Brendan are outraged, Katy doesn’t appear to give a rat’s arse what they think.

But the fun doesn’t end there because the Chiefly John Stanhope is outraged that the Assembly is scrutinising his legislation rather than passing it through on demand.

    Mr Stanhope says the Liberals and the Greens are stopping the Government from delivering its election promises.

    “Three significant pieces of legislation, two of them weren’t dealt with, referred to committee, perhaps will come back at the end of the year but in who knows what shape, and a third piece of legislation was gutted,” he said.

Gosh, functioning democracy’s quite bracing after four years of elected dictatorship isn’t it?


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johnboy johnboy 4:40 pm 12 Feb 09

Not like you were robinson crusoe there Al.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 4:37 pm 12 Feb 09

Gosh, functioning democracy’s quite bracing after four years of elected dictatorship isn’t it?

And that’s why I spent the last two years here banging on about the need for ACT to return to a minority government.

Scrutiny. Accountability. Assembly votes that count. Dare I say democracy.
Right the way through to 2012.

Time for some people to practise their ‘active listening skills’ methinks…

Thumper Thumper 9:34 am 12 Feb 09

Personally I like the current murder/manslaughter distinction we have. I think we have a sentencing problem rather than a statutory problem.

Agreed.

jakez jakez 9:06 am 12 Feb 09

rose1 said :

I am really outraged that the greens and liberals want to keep the old murder laws, Canberra has to keep up with the rest of the Nation, why are they trying to stop the new law, I wonder how they would feel if it were one of their family members who was murdered, again looking through rose coloured glasses, a CLAYTONS TOWN, “its not really happening”.

Meanwhile murders continue in Canberra!

Personally I like the current murder/manslaughter distinction we have. I think we have a sentencing problem rather than a statutory problem.

proofpositive proofpositive 12:11 am 12 Feb 09

rose1 said :

I wonder how they would feel if it were one of their family members who was murdered, again looking through rose coloured glasses, a CLAYTONS TOWN, “its not really happening”.

Didn’t see you putting your hand up at the last election… those that don’t stand up should learn to shut-up.

rose1 rose1 12:07 am 12 Feb 09

I am really outraged that the greens and liberals want to keep the old murder laws, Canberra has to keep up with the rest of the Nation, why are they trying to stop the new law, I wonder how they would feel if it were one of their family members who was murdered, again looking through rose coloured glasses, a CLAYTONS TOWN, “its not really happening”.

Meanwhile murders continue in Canberra!

bd84 bd84 8:53 pm 11 Feb 09

Someone hand Jon a tissue..

Did he think that after 4 years of stuffing up everything in arms reach, that he would still be able to push every piece of legislation that he pulled out his ass over breakfast straight through the assembly with no objections and no scrutiny? He’s very very lucky to be still there.

johnboy johnboy 7:15 pm 11 Feb 09

frank2112 said :

They might be hooting and hollering but it’s being done very quietly. The link goes to a blank page. Kind of says it all really.

You need to either, scroll down the page, or, enable javascript in your browser.

frank2112 frank2112 7:12 pm 11 Feb 09

They might be hooting and hollering but it’s being done very quietly. The link goes to a blank page. Kind of says it all really.

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