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Hargreaves opposes hospice sale

By insideroast - 1 December 2009 11

Looks like the Federal Libs aren’t the only ones with problems.

Former Labor Minister John Hargreaves plans to oppose the sale of Clare Holland House.

He’ll make his position tomorrow but word is he thinks the hospice is being used as a bargaining chip.

He also has a former MLA on his side.

Let’s see what happens.

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Hargreaves opposes hospice sale
whitelaughter 4:39 pm 22 Dec 09

“If I were a ‘patient’ of the Hospice, and about to meet my maker (or whatever),”

You are far less likely to meet your maker if the nuns are in charge – having had my life life saved at Calvary, and friend die unnecessarily at Woden, the idea of local govt being able to kill even more people through their incompetence revolts me.

Jenna57 2:39 pm 02 Dec 09

I’m a Catholic and originally thought the sale would be a good idea. However, I have changed my mind since hearing that symbols of other faiths have been removed. If this is true, I think it is intolerant and exclusivist. The Hospice should remain a facility where all feel welcomed and supported regardless of faith or lack thereof.

Pommy bastard 2:17 pm 02 Dec 09

Nice to see Hargreaves being a thorn in the side, following his shafting by Sonic…

Gungahlin Al 1:03 pm 02 Dec 09

Katy Gallagher is in today’s CT claiming that the Greens’ commitment to not block appropriations bills locks them into agreeing to this sale linkage.

Hell of a stretch that.

If you were to cop that sort of argument, they’d be nothing but rubber stamps, because almost everything comes down to the budget at some point.

She should also know that it is an up-front Greens policy to not trade across issues, and therefore to bundle two unrelated matters is to run the risk of both being canned.

icantbelieveitsnotbu 9:15 am 02 Dec 09

cranky said :

If I were a ‘patient’ of the Hospice, and about to meet my maker (or whatever), and a person of religious bearing wished to speak to me, I am afraid extraordinarily bad language would be used.

With the best will in the world, God Botherers do just that.

Totally at odds with my beliefs.

They accomodate all beliefs… you don’t have to be Catholic to stay there

cranky 7:09 pm 01 Dec 09

If I were a ‘patient’ of the Hospice, and about to meet my maker (or whatever), and a person of religious bearing wished to speak to me, I am afraid extraordinarily bad language would be used.

With the best will in the world, God Botherers do just that.

Totally at odds with my beliefs.

tidalik 6:51 pm 01 Dec 09

I have tried to understand what is behind the opposition to selling Clare Holland House but the news grabs only seem to show people saying “hands off our hospice” which is not very informative.

So please forgive my ignorance on this matter, but if the Catholics already run the services provided in Clare Holland House, what exactly would change if they bought the building too?

Disclaimer: I am not a Catholic and I don’t live in the hospice.

OYM 6:08 pm 01 Dec 09

It’s very concerning that the Catholics may get their hands on the hospice. The hospice needs to be secular.

housebound 3:48 pm 01 Dec 09

On first read: yay Hargreaves!

But in the dead-tree version, he said he sill vote with the ALP in the assembly, even though this contravenes what he believes to be party policy. So NOT yay. No deep division either.

Anyway, the ALP and Greens are having another little pre-scripted argument, with Gallagher saying the Greens have to support the whole thing because of the Parliamentary agreement: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/12/01/2758701.htm.

icantbelieveitsnotbu 12:16 pm 01 Dec 09

Gungahlin Al said :

“Looks like the Federal Libs aren’t the only ones with problems.”

Interestingly, Jeremy Hanson was on 666 this morning touting much the same line. Working very hard to push the “ALP has deep divisions” line.

Canberra libs touting this line… “pot, kettle, black”

Gungahlin Al 9:30 am 01 Dec 09

“Looks like the Federal Libs aren’t the only ones with problems.”

Interestingly, Jeremy Hanson was on 666 this morning touting much the same line. Working very hard to push the “ALP has deep divisions” line.

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