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Do we need to shut down some planning too ?

By Maelinar 14 April 2007 25

Corbs got the chuck, Hargreaves isn’t allowed to talk to anybody – this is like watching Neighbours. CT has taken to calling Stanhope a new super-portfolio – is this first dib story in response to their bleating earlier this week about not having the good goss before the other papers get it ?

[ED – CT story here]

The new roles and responsibilities of our industrious leaders;

Jon Stanhope Chief Minister, Treasurer, Environment, Business and Economic Development, Land Development, Ageing, Indigenous Affairs, Arts.

Katy Gallagher Deputy Chief Minister, Health, Disability and Community Services, Women.

Andrew Barr Education and Training, Planning, Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Industrial Relations.

John Hargreaves Minister for the Territory and Municipal Services, Transport, Housing, Multicultural Affairs.

Simon Corbell Attorney-General, Police and Emergency Services.

UPDATED: In the Canberra Times Simon expresses his sorrow at losing his planning powers and, worryingly, Our Brave Leader promises that Andrew Barr will do to planning what he did to education. Meanwhile Katy Gallagher says the stoushing is no big deal.

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miz 9:01 pm 16 Apr 07

It’s freaky that the knob that brought us school closures now also has planning. I bet the vultures are circling . . .

LG 3:22 pm 16 Apr 07

don’t worry Al, Stanhope’s does alright at blaming other people, or where that’s not possible to just say its not his fault and then cry on tv..

worse comes to worse he can always blame the feds 😉

Al 2:31 pm 16 Apr 07

Interesting politics on Stanhope’s part – not taking a leaf out of Peter Beattie’s book, where there is a similar shallowness of gene pool. Beattie keeps clear of portfolios, so when things go pear-shaped he comes in as the saviour – sack someone here, cop a big dose of mea culpa (on behalf of the twits who work for me – you just can’t find good help can you?) there, etc.
Can’t blame anyone else when it’s your portfolio…

Maelinar 2:05 pm 16 Apr 07

I’m thinking of taking up belief in God.

It’s all you’ sinners fault…

Snahons_scv6_berlina 11:58 am 16 Apr 07

What is amusing is that stanhope isn’t content with having a quiet word to corbell about the land development portfolio but is more willing to just take it entirely off his hands.

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