Simon Corbell is bleating that his efforts to force all of Canberra’s drinkers into mega bars (many of them owned by the Labor Party) have been scuppered by Green demands that late night transport be included in the package:
“A last minute call by the Greens, to the Government in the last 24 hours, for a financial commitment to establish late night transport arrangements, will significantly delay the implementation and roll out of the new changes.
“This un-necessary delay means that the reforms will not be in place before the beginning of summer 2010 despite a government commitment, at the request of members of the Legislative Assembly, to have the liquor reforms in place before December 1 this year.
“This last minute ultimatum from the Greens will seriously jeopardise the implementation of the Bill and the essential community education to take place before the busy festive season.”
Simon’s hoping to have another go later in the week.