Uber Green Meredith Hunter has announced her intention to ramp up moves to get the Commonwealth to surrender its power to veto our laws.
- “After twenty years of self government, it is clear that the ACT doesn’t need to have the federal government looking over its shoulder.” Ms Hunter said today.
“That was the message that came out loud and clear for the 20th anniversary ceremonial sitting on May 11, and the Assembly’s conference the next day.”
“That is why I plan to move a motion in the Assembly on Wednesday, calling on the Federal Government to give up its power to overrule acts of the ACT Assembly.”
“I have provided copies of the motion to the leaders of the other parties in the Assembly and would be pleased to work with them in order to get unanimous support.”
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For mine, while I’d prefer a more democratic check on the Assembly than the Governor-General acting on the Prime Minister’s advice, I’m loathe to move to a situation where there are no checks on the Legislative Assembly at all.
Although one can see why the London Circuit Soviet would make a grab for un-trammeled power, who wouldn’t given half a chance?