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Katy Gallagher: What Will Her Legacy Be? How Will History Treat Her?

By rommeldog56 - 7 December 2014 5

How will the reign of Katy Gallagher as Chief Minister of the ACT be viewed by History?  What will be her Legacy?

Granted, what one person sees as a positive, another may see as a negative depending on how it affects them and whether they can see (or they care about) all the benefits, negatives and costs.

On the positive side that I can see, Katy Gallagher gets ticks for:

  1. Being a good leader.  Projection of “self” is great and is a vocal advocate for the ACT.
  2. Determined and hard working.
  3. The ACT public school system – I think its great.

From my viewpoint, these are what I see as the negatives – how Katy Gallagher will leave the ACT:

  1. The mess the ACT public hospital system appears to be in.
  2. Continual degradation of municipal services.
  3. What seems to be a looming debacle over the ACT Govt rules for Mr fluffy buy back/compo.
  4. Up to tripling of Annual Rates.
  5. Unnecessary Light Rail (at least at this point in time).
  6. Many more MLAs and associated cost to Ratepayers.
  7. ACT budget deeply in the red and getting much worse.
  8. Blow outs in infrastructure project costs.
  9. More Public Private Partnerships creating a fiscal drain on a comparatively small but well heeled revenue raising base for decades to come.

In my view, I think its a pretty lob sided scoreboard.

Other may have a different view……..?

What’s Your opinion?


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5 Responses to
Katy Gallagher: What Will Her Legacy Be? How Will History Treat Her?
dungfungus 10:53 am 09 Dec 14

Mysteryman said :

I think that’s a pretty accurate scorecard. I don’t think she’s the great leader many people keep saying she is. I think she’s been an inoffensive one, which is easily mistaken for greatness when one succeeds Jon Stanhope.

I wasn’t impressed with her blubbering over the Mr Fluffy affair. I don’t think she is tough enough to face the problems the Territory has got to deal with so best she moves on.

Mysteryman 7:21 am 09 Dec 14

I think that’s a pretty accurate scorecard. I don’t think she’s the great leader many people keep saying she is. I think she’s been an inoffensive one, which is easily mistaken for greatness when one succeeds Jon Stanhope.

dungfungus 6:14 pm 08 Dec 14

Rollersk8r said :

Well I’d take Katy any day over Stanhope, Corbell, Barr – and also over Seselja.

Although I agree the timing is poor with dark clouds hanging over three huge issues: the hospital, Mr Fluffy and light rail.

” the hospital, Mr Fluffy and light rail.”
All self-inflicted disasters to boot.

HiddenDragon 5:50 pm 08 Dec 14

The perspective, by the time of the next ACT election may be interesting. The next two (almost) years may essentially be more of the same, but then again, it may be a case of “hang on to your hats” – if it’s the latter, Katy will look better, even to her critics.

Rollersk8r 12:43 pm 08 Dec 14

Well I’d take Katy any day over Stanhope, Corbell, Barr – and also over Seselja.

Although I agree the timing is poor with dark clouds hanging over three huge issues: the hospital, Mr Fluffy and light rail.

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