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Labor club sale deal killed off

By johnboy - 1 August 2009 8

The Canberra Times brings word that the sale of the Labor Club to the CFMEU operated Tradesmen’s Union Clubs has been killed off:

    A letter from the Tradies Club offering to withdraw its bid was received by Canberra Labor Club directors on Thursday.

    The Labor Club board accepted the Tradies offer to withdraw at the emergency meeting, but no decision was taken on whether compensation for the failed bid process would be paid.

So after all that we’re back where we were.

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Labor club sale deal killed off
housebound 12:12 am 05 Sep 09

For anyone who’s following this, the National ALP executive moved in on the ACT Administration as a result:
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/act-labor-to-open-top-jobs/1614543.aspx
… a move that, predictably, is being defended by the current powers:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/09/04/2676524.htm

This is becoming an interesting sideshow.

housebound 12:34 pm 01 Sep 09

The sale really has been killed off, for now anyway.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/09/01/2672947.htm

If only it were so easy to get some of the more damaging and ridiculous policy ideas overturned.

AG Canberra 6:40 pm 03 Aug 09

Why can’t the casino have pokies? Because the Act only allows them to be operated in a licenced club – and a licenced club by its nature must be a nonprofit organisation that is for the betterment of a group or number of groups. The Casino isn’t this. (With of course the exception of the two establishements that are allowed to have ‘card’ machines – the Kingo and the Statesman)

In the case of the labor clubs – its for the promotion of that political ideal. In the case of the Cross club – it’s to promote the catholic church and its friends. etc etc.

Again – no individual owns a club – the members are the ‘owners’ and decide how the place is run, how to spend profits and when to go into debt.

shauno 2:34 pm 02 Aug 09

And another thing why cant the Casino have pokies like the the rest of Australia. Oh yeah that’s right its not owned by the labor party.

shauno 1:04 pm 02 Aug 09

So can any one offer the cash for this club or do you have to be a labor party communist. I could do with a great investment return that the pokies give or can I open another club with the same amount of pokies?

dvaey 6:43 am 02 Aug 09

So does this mean that Labor suddenly arent so much in support of reducing pokies and re-structuring the liquor laws, as theyve been talking about over the last week or two?

Clown Killer 6:29 pm 01 Aug 09

All the fuss has now been put to rest. Labor can now get back to business … snouts in the trough.

Trunking symbols 5:38 pm 01 Aug 09

I would have been supportive of Tradies buying the Labor Clubs if only they hadn’t closed down the sadly missed 83 Restaurant at Woden.

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