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Homosexuals to ease skills shortage

By GnT - 6 December 2007 78

Further to the vigorous debate we’ve been having on gay Civil Unions (here and here), the ACT government has flagged the possibility of including a residency clause in the legislation to get it approved by the feds. This would avoid tourists flocking to Canberra just to get ‘married’.

This could also encourage gay people to move here. Now we know who to target the next “Live in Canberra” campaign to.

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Homosexuals to ease skills shortage
Skidbladnir 4:25 pm 06 Dec 07

To satisfy your anti-discrimination leanings in the longer-term, they could put some kind of sunset clause in the Here-for-a-year Queer Union Bill 2007, but it would be useful for sorting out the immediate flux of wedding-tourists (like they had in Massachusetts) from the people willing to commit and run the Canberra Relationship Management Bureaucracy Gauntlet.

Mike Crowther 4:02 pm 06 Dec 07

If the Government wants to target for transplantation a bunch of people known (rightly or wrongly) for their artistic ability, self respect and generally friendly neighbourliness…I won’t criticize them for it.

When was the last time a bunch of gays piled into a car & then went tearing out into the suburbs on a ‘straight bashing’ expedition? No I cant recall either.

sepi 3:53 pm 06 Dec 07

Um – then let them get married.

VYBerlinaV8 2:55 pm 06 Dec 07

The more we treat gay people as though they are different, the more they WILL be different in most peoples’ eyes. This sure isn’t helping their cause.

Thumper 2:43 pm 06 Dec 07


Ari 2:37 pm 06 Dec 07

Featuring BrokeBlack Mountain Peninsula?

RandomGit 2:36 pm 06 Dec 07

How bout this spin on an old favourite Thumper:

Canberra will become so camp it’ll be a non-stop Jamboree!

Dagget 2:35 pm 06 Dec 07

Lol ….
Lucky I have resigned from my nice ” pansy EL1 F…tard ” role to go and retire in sunny Qld.

Mr Evil 2:33 pm 06 Dec 07

“Been passed over once too many times for promotion eh Maelinar?”

Not everyone is prepared to take it like a man to get to the top?

Dagget 2:30 pm 06 Dec 07

Been passed over once too many times for promotion eh Maelinar ?

Mr Evil 2:29 pm 06 Dec 07

Well, all I can say is I hope they bring their own tools!

Thumper 2:21 pm 06 Dec 07


I’ll climb back under my rock now…

RandomGit 2:15 pm 06 Dec 07

Dude, that bombed.

Thumper 2:06 pm 06 Dec 07

Instead of gay paree (paris), we could have gay canberee…

Mælinar 2:02 pm 06 Dec 07

Oh here we go…

More indecisive super pansy f..ktard EL1 and 2 coming to a Department near you. What a way to stifle the machinery of government.

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