Liberal Wrap

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.


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Mr Evil Mr Evil 6:05 pm 05 Dec 08

Now tell me what could possibly go wrong with having Katy as Treasurer????

thetruth thetruth 5:52 pm 05 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.

And Swan is a senior lecturer in economics and incompetent

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 4:25 pm 05 Dec 08

‘Because he got busted DUI.’

doesn’t fit the pattern…for it to fit the pattern he would need to be Minister for Drink Driving…and you think you are a pedant…

PM PM 4:16 pm 05 Dec 08

Gungahlin Al said :

Because he got busted DUI.

Is the use of the word “got” grammatically correct in this instance? 🙂

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 3:24 pm 05 Dec 08

Because his correct what?

Ka-ching – the Friday grammar pedant strikes again.

Because he got busted DUI.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 3:07 pm 05 Dec 08

housebound said :

John Hargreaves, Minister for Corrections

? What because his correct?

Thumper Thumper 10:45 pm 04 Dec 08

The CSC is often a ‘you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours’ medal.

Not saying that this is the case here, but it would do well to remember this.

imhotep imhotep 8:36 pm 04 Dec 08

Joebananas said :

(Joebananas) “Katy Gallagher may not have economics qualifications, but she’s spent years looking after the major portfolio of health, which has huge budgetary elements”

…and you be the judge of her performance in THAT portfolio;

(From AMA 12/11/08, via Riotact)
“The ACT remains last in the country for attending to Emergency Department patients within the recommended time….(performance) has plummeted under the Stanhope Government since 2002, from top of the league to the bottom. In addition, total elective surgery admissions rate equal last in Australia…”

Canberra Times, 27th November, “Another Canberra GP clinic to close…. The Lyons Medical Practice will be the second Canberra GP clinic to close in four months…”

And Simon Corbell (Bachelor of Arts, U.C.), nevertheless our ‘Attorney General’ is this tinpot kingdom. Once again, you be the judge:

(Canberra Times, two days ago) “The criminal justice system in the ACT is on the brink of collapse”

There just isn’t enough talent at this level of politics. Our government has city-state aspirations on shire council-level candidates.. To argue that the Libs are somehow less qualified to rule than the current bunch is laughable. How could they be any worse?

Doctor Evil 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 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 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 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 housebound 4:50 pm 04 Dec 08

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

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 4:45 pm 04 Dec 08

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

Joebananas 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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