John Stanhope announces the AA (Ambiguity Awards)ACT Public Servants get gongs

neanderthalsis 26 February 2008 6

Chairman Stanhope, of the People Republic of Canberra has spent his morning handing out gongs to that section of the community renowned for their conscientious hard work and exemplary contributions to our community. Yes folks, the ACT Public Service Awards, where members of the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs, ooops, ACT public service are given a hearty slap on the back, a gong and a bit of cake for doing their job.

Having a look through the citations, one notices nothing overly outstanding, no great benefits to humanity just a bunch of bureaucrats doing their bit to keep the peasants from revolting.

The release is here.

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6 Responses to John Stanhope announces the AA (Ambiguity Awards)ACT Public Servants get gongs
H H 10:48 pm 03 Mar 08

Wow. And the award one of my superiors received was for something I did. Nice work, if you can get it.

AG Canberra AG Canberra 12:49 pm 27 Feb 08

Land Development Agency
For delivering construction and land development projects that have assisted the people of Canberra to realize the city’s outstanding built form.

What has she done? What the hell is our “outstanding built form”? and whay haven’t I realised it?


Thumper Thumper 9:13 am 27 Feb 08

I have no problem with this. It’s for people who actually make a difference as opposd to those who simply turn up.

Good on them, they probably deserve some recognition.

bd84 bd84 10:38 pm 26 Feb 08

One of my bosses is listed somewhere in the list.. so i’m going to be diplomatic and submit a no comment! haha

clarrow clarrow 5:23 pm 26 Feb 08

I know the guy who won for the early intervention stuff and he deserves all the prizes they can give him – he’s introduced and run a bunch of successful programs to keep kids out of jail.

I’ve worked in the Commonwealth, ACT and private sectors, and comparatively I can’t believe how badly resourced the ACT is and how much the ACT public servants manage to get done in spite of that. So if someone wants to issue a press release recognising one or two of them, where’s the harm?

RandomGit RandomGit 4:54 pm 26 Feb 08

I get rewarded for just doing my job as well.

It’s called a salary.

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