Gary Humphries has put out a press release complaining about one of my pet bugbears: media using “Canberra” when they mean “the Federal Government”.
“To make the Canberra community the whipping boy for the actions of the Federal Government is unfair,” Senator Humphries said.
He points out that there is only one Government member from Canberra (himself) out of 126.
He also says that he’s noticed the media usually use “Canberra” when they are talking about the Government in a negative way. In a bit of bipartisanship, he asks them to stop doing this because it is not helping the ACT Government’s campaign to get people to move here.