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Labor candidates for the 2012 election announced

By johnboy - 27 November 2011 9

The ACT Labor website has announced their candidates for next year’s election.

In Molonglo we have:

    — Katy Gallagher
    — Meegan Fitzharris
    — Angie Drake
    — Andrew Barr
    — Simon Corbell
    — David Mathews
    — Mark Kulasingham

For Brindabella:

    — Joy Burch
    — Rebecca Cody
    — Mick Gentleman
    — Karl Maftoum
    — Mike Kinniburgh

And in Ginninderra:

    — Chris Bourke
    — Mary Porter
    — Yvette Berry,
    — Jayson Hinder,
    –Glen McCrea

With just 11 months ago you’re going to hear a lot more from them.

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Labor candidates for the 2012 election announced
justin heywood 7:24 pm 04 Dec 11

VicePope said :

…. Part-time [members] would attract better candidates, perhaps.

Good idea VP, it might attract people (from both sides) whose primary interest is in good outcomes for the city, rather than in politics as a career. A lot of large companies are run by ‘part-timers’ (i.e. Boards).

I’m afraid that there might be some slight difficulty persuading the political class of the merits though….

PantsMan 11:53 am 04 Dec 11

The sad thing is that I’m not sure that the Libs will actually beat that field. Having watched the Libs in the Leg Assembly and Estimates etc, they seem to be enjoying smashingly the trappings of opposition, and don’t much desire to command the Treasury benches.

VicePope 11:15 pm 03 Dec 11

Following the honourable example of “I live in Macgregor”, I should declare that I will not be a candidate in 2012 or probably ever, that I am not a member of any political party and that I do not know any likely candidates personally.

I live in Macgregor 3:57 pm 03 Dec 11

VicePope said :

Thanks Al. Yes, mostly they do. A few Wollongongs tend to justify the demand for change, but the great majority seem to work reasonably well. Dodgy officials exist on NSW councils, as ICAC suggests, but most aren’t, and there’s nothing to suggest the ACT is completely clean, although most of its officials would just be doing their jobs.
Providing a full-time creche, with support, for those pollies incapable of getting up the hill tends to perpetuate a political class in a jurisdiction too small to justify it.
Are you going to be a candidate Al? You should probably declare any interest in getting one of these paid spots when you comment.

C’mon Al – we’re all very interested to know if you are going to run!? There is already a fantastic candidate from Gungahlin who will be representing the Labor team (Meegan Fitzharris). I’ll be very interested to know if any Green Party members from Gungahlin will also be contesting the ballot??

*in the interests of transparency (in case anyone wants to know) I do work for the Labor Party. 🙂

VicePope 12:43 pm 29 Nov 11

Thanks Al. Yes, mostly they do. A few Wollongongs tend to justify the demand for change, but the great majority seem to work reasonably well. Dodgy officials exist on NSW councils, as ICAC suggests, but most aren’t, and there’s nothing to suggest the ACT is completely clean, although most of its officials would just be doing their jobs.
Providing a full-time creche, with support, for those pollies incapable of getting up the hill tends to perpetuate a political class in a jurisdiction too small to justify it.
Are you going to be a candidate Al? You should probably declare any interest in getting one of these paid spots when you comment.

Gungahlin Al 12:21 pm 29 Nov 11

VicePope said :

I thought they looked ok, notably Brindabella. It’s not as if the ACT Legislative Assembly means a lot anyway. My objection is giving them – whether it’s 17 or 21 or 25 or 27 – full-time positions with cars and staff. Part-time would attract better candidates, perhaps.

You must live in upside down world. Because part-time Councillors works SO well in NSW local government doesn’t it??

VicePope 11:32 am 29 Nov 11

I thought they looked ok, notably Brindabella. It’s not as if the ACT Legislative Assembly means a lot anyway. My objection is giving them – whether it’s 17 or 21 or 25 or 27 – full-time positions with cars and staff. Part-time would attract better candidates, perhaps.

Bluey 10:28 am 29 Nov 11

The whole lot look pretty weak to me.

eh_steve 9:59 am 29 Nov 11

Brindabella looks a bit weak?

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