Hanson-Gallagher snit

johnboy 4 February 2009 52

The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is in high dudgeon.

Apparently Katy Gallagher has taken criticism of her dual health/treasury role to be driven by sexism rather than her own performance.

Colonel Hanson is not very happy about being called sexist and wants to know how he can do his job as shadow minister if Katy is going to burst into tears every time anyone says something unkind about her performance (I paraphrase).


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thetruth thetruth 12:52 am 06 Feb 09

Granny said :

thetruth said :

Granny said :

Well, perhaps we need a man for the job. A good, strong man who won’t cry. Then Katy can get back to the kitchen where she belongs, and all of our health problems will be solved forever.

Again no one is suggesting that….. extremist irrational comments do not help.

You’ve not heard of irony then?

I took it as sarcasim – it is difficult to discern the difference in the written form. I trust you understand the subtle difference.

Thumper Thumper 10:41 pm 05 Feb 09

I fail to see the point of doing this

EAsier to pass the buck or to claim you have no idea what is going on.

Granny Granny 10:40 pm 05 Feb 09

thetruth said :

Granny said :

Well, perhaps we need a man for the job. A good, strong man who won’t cry. Then Katy can get back to the kitchen where she belongs, and all of our health problems will be solved forever.

Again no one is suggesting that….. extremist irrational comments do not help.

You’ve not heard of irony then?

bd84 bd84 10:30 pm 05 Feb 09

What’s equally rediculous as having ministers responsible for 5 portfolios is that some government departments report to up to 3 ministers. The Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services is one, where it currently reports to 4 different ministers:

Stanhope for Indigenous Affairs
Gallagher for Community Services and for Women
Hargreaves for Disability and Housing, Ageing and also Multicultural Affairs
Corbell for Children and Young People

I fail to see the point of doing this, I’d imagine all it would do is complicate the operations of the department even further.

deezagood deezagood 10:16 pm 05 Feb 09

dexi said :

“Minister for Gender Equality”

It will never exist. The genders are not equal. Why would you want them to be?

Sounds bland to me. Equal attraction would be fun but may prove a little difficult for some. All that homosexuality action.

Hah!!!

dexi dexi 9:36 pm 05 Feb 09

“Minister for Gender Equality”

It will never exist. The genders are not equal. Why would you want them to be?

Sounds bland to me. Equal attraction would be fun but may prove a little difficult for some. All that homosexuality action.

sepi sepi 8:31 pm 05 Feb 09

What can be done to fix ACT health?

Does Hansen have any ideas?
He does seem to at least be agitating for improvement, which is good.

Zed was on telly saying he doesn’t trust labor to deal with the stimulus package, cos they messed up the GDE. Old news now = he should have some more current points to talk about.

thetruth thetruth 8:21 pm 05 Feb 09

Granny said :

Well, perhaps we need a man for the job. A good, strong man who won’t cry. Then Katy can get back to the kitchen where she belongs, and all of our health problems will be solved forever.

Again no one is suggesting that….. extremist irrational comments do not help.

Men have understood for decades the cost to family (and their part in it) of a career at the highest levels. It contributes income and economic security, but costs time with loved ones and requires emotional detactment (ie thick skin).

This is changing rapidly, but the perception remains. Why do you think the family court award residency to woman in over 90% of cases? Because men are precieved as being not as good at nurturing or are required to put in long hours etc etc? I am sorry, but I cannot, on the law of averages, believe that 90% the children are actually better off with their mothers (I have met some pretty loopy mothers. Can you imaging the uproar if the Family Court found the children are better off with their fathers in 90% of cases??

So if everyone can put down the stereotypes that would be good….. instead of being the Minister for the Status of Women, why not the “Minister for Gender Equality”….women status will be better served by looking at injustice where ever it exists….Katie is just plain incompetent and out of her depth (and so is Stanhope and he is a man)

Mr Evil Mr Evil 5:52 pm 05 Feb 09

dexi said :

I like making men cry. They feel so human afterwards.

LOL!

Granny Granny 5:52 pm 05 Feb 09

A good, strong man who won’t cry unless he meets dexi ….

; )

dexi dexi 5:50 pm 05 Feb 09

“Well, perhaps we need a man for the job. A good, strong man who won’t cry.”

I like making men cry. They feel so human afterwards.

Granny Granny 5:46 pm 05 Feb 09

Since I am not an apologist for Katy Gallagher she will now have to fend for herself. All the people who voted for her do seem to be staying pretty quiet, however.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 5:42 pm 05 Feb 09

I wouldn’t trust Katy to boil an egg correctly………

Granny Granny 5:24 pm 05 Feb 09

Well, perhaps we need a man for the job. A good, strong man who won’t cry. Then Katy can get back to the kitchen where she belongs, and all of our health problems will be solved forever.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:59 pm 05 Feb 09

maryhow said :

When will the protectionism by the Labor Times for Katy come off……. Jeremy is correct, everytime Katy doesn’t like a comment she calls you a sexist… grow up Katy you have been in the Kindergarten long enough now to have a thick hide. If you don’t like the heat go back to the kitchen you belong in.

Katy does seem to have a record for having a cry whenever someone says somerthing about her poor performance.

Who was it who had a go at her for being a part-time minister last year – which was then turned by Katy into an anti-single mothers rant?

Granny Granny 4:47 pm 05 Feb 09

I think sometimes the people who have the best ideas about how to fix things are the people on the ground, and they don’t always cost money – sometimes they are just common sense improvements to a process or procedure.

I think if you can work with the Minister, give them suggestions that they can implement fairly easily and get the credit for, then sometimes you can achieve things you couldn’t otherwise.

The people who advise Ministers are often not the people who are intimately concerned with the area, and having ‘middlemen’ can prevent the person in charge from seeing what is happening on the coal-face.

Yes, they probably don’t want everyone to know when things are going badly, but they probably do want to be informed themselves, particularly if you can think of a cheap yet practical solution for a particular issue.

Sometimes you may need to kick up a big stink, at other times you can work with a person.

gun street girl gun street girl 4:37 pm 05 Feb 09

I’d prefer a minister who had half a clue about what was going on in the system (rather than relying on the bureaucrats in town to run the joint). I don’t know if such a minister exists, but I think the current minister has a huge crisis on her hands and doesn’t seem to be doing anything practical about it. The ACT is just a hair’s breadth away from ending up where NSW Health is right now. The front line in ACT Health is in a terrible way. I suppose exposing it doesn’t win many votes.

Granny Granny 4:32 pm 05 Feb 09

Which minister would you prefer? And would it really make a difference?

gun street girl gun street girl 4:31 pm 05 Feb 09

Granny said :

I think there should be better systems put in place to assist all Australians achieve a healthy work/life balance.

Again, agreed. On the other hand, as somebody who’s finding it increasingly difficult to achieve said balance, particularly due to the fact that Katy’s doing a pretty poor job at handling one of her portfolios (run health into the ground –> run its workers into the ground with it), I find it hard to feel much sympathy for her dilemma.

dexi dexi 4:27 pm 05 Feb 09

We often comment when she is on TV, how tired she looks. Big black rings around her eyes.

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