The Canberra Times has a classic chiefly tanty. It follows dissent by Labor Senator Steve Hutchins from the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee report which green lighted the Greens’ Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Amendment (Disallowance and Amendment Power of the Commonwealth) Bill 2010.
Senator Steve Hutchins’ dismissal of the ACT and the Northern Territory as ”tin-pot operations” drew an immediate and angry response from ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope last night.
Mr Stanhope said he took the NSW right-winger’s comments as a personal insult and an attack on every Canberran.
It seems to us in the Eagle’s Nest that many Canberrans can agree with Senator Hutchins and not take criticism of the ACT Government as a personal slight.