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Liberal Wrap

By johnboy - 4 December 2008 23

After yesterday’s chastisement the local Libs have kicked themselves into gear.

As a one off celebration of this activity here’s what they have to offer:

1) The terrifyingly youthful Alistair Coe is having a poke at the Government. He’s asking why the Bimberi Youth Centre, opened to great fanfare in September is still vacant while the human rights breaching Quamby remains filled with our recalcitrant youth.

2) Jeremy Hanson is forgiving Katy Gallagher for past maladministration. He says that only now the ACT is getting more Commonwealth money for health is the time for excuses over.

3) Finally Zed is taking a swing at Katy for her musings that a deficit budget might be a good idea in the current economic climate.

UPDATED: Zed appears to have lifted his quotes from this week’s CityNews.

What’s Your opinion?


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23 Responses to
Liberal Wrap
Doctor Evil 8:20 pm 04 Dec 08

johnboy said :

The very worst treasurers normally have a background in economics.

A little knowledge being a dangerous thing.

Costello and Keating for example knew bugger all and just did what their boffins told them to wild applause.

I keenly await her suggestion that we just print more money…..

johnboy 5:56 pm 04 Dec 08

Conspicuous Service Cross.

“The CSC is awarded only for outstanding devotion to duty, or outstanding achievement in the application of exceptional skills, judgement or dedication, in non-warlike situations”

A bit precious to put it on his media releases perhaps.

But he’s earned it.

pug206gti 5:02 pm 04 Dec 08

Vicki Dunne shadow minster for pies.

Mmm, pie. Lo bob?

Meanwhile, what’s CSC? Customer Service…custard…?

Pommy bastard 4:57 pm 04 Dec 08

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Vicki Dunne – Shadow Minister for Women – She is a woman, I see a pattern forming here.

Vicki Dunne shadow minster for pies.

housebound 4:50 pm 04 Dec 08

John Hargreaves, Minister for Corrections; Andrew Barr, Minister for Children. I see the pattern too.

colourful sydney rac 4:45 pm 04 Dec 08

Vicki Dunne – Shadow Minister for Women – She is a woman, I see a pattern forming here.

Joebananas 4:39 pm 04 Dec 08

It’s great to have the input from all these local political ‘experts’ that know **** all about politics.

Keating was infamous for wandering around APH in the early days with ‘economics for dummies’ type books under his arm.

Katy Gallagher may not have economics qualifications, but she’s spent years looking after the major portfolio of health, which has huge budgetary elements. I personally applaud her for coming out and saying what she did.

If we want to actually talk about portfolios and experience, let’s write a list of what qualifies the Lib front bench to have the portfolios they do. I’ll start:

Name Portfolio Experience

Alistair Coe – Shadow Minister for Youth – He is young.

johnboy 3:37 pm 04 Dec 08

Not true.

House of reps committees tend to be investigative rather than providing the oversight role of the Senate committees.

And frontbenchers don’t do committee work anyway.

S4anta 3:25 pm 04 Dec 08

Except for the small fact that Keating and Costello had years of experience kicking around parliament committees learning the ins and out of government monetary policy (for want of a better term) before becoming treasurer, and both had a fairly astute head in front of them as PM to learn by ozmosis…

johnboy 1:28 pm 04 Dec 08

The very worst treasurers normally have a background in economics.

A little knowledge being a dangerous thing.

Costello and Keating for example knew bugger all and just did what their boffins told them to wild applause.

Mr_Shab 12:52 pm 04 Dec 08

Would that we had some nobel prizes in economics kicking around the Assembly; sadly we don’t.

Is there anyone better qualified that the minister not responsible in our very own confederacy of dunces?

poptop 12:38 pm 04 Dec 08

From said CityNews article:

How’s she finding being Treasurer at, arguably, the worst time in the economic cycle?

“It’s a huge responsibility and I have no real economic background, study or experience or anything like that, so it’s a big learning curve,” she said confidently.

“I approach it with some nervousness – it’s a challenge, but I am a quick learner with good people around.”

I am flabberghasted.

Thumper 12:33 pm 04 Dec 08

Hehe, beat me to it…

poptop 12:32 pm 04 Dec 08

Hargreaves, for example? I regard him as a politician of little character.

farq 12:30 pm 04 Dec 08

Zed and Coe come off like driods hiding behind a full windsor knot.

Probably nice guys, just seem to be really straight and boring. I like my pollies to have a little character.

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