… not the best team for honesty though. In fact, they’re inventing history now. ACT Labor’s latest ad aims to promote the environmental credentials of Comrade Stanhope and his team. The woman speaking in the ad says “…so it’s great how Labor have secured over half of the ACT as protected nature reserves”
Problem with this claim is at least half the ACT is covered by Namadgi National Park, which was established in 1984.* It was established long before self government and long before ACT Labor or Stanhope. Admittedly, the ad says “Labor”, not “ACT Labor” and it’s true that Labor was in power at a Federal level when Namadgi was created, but it’s still undue credit.