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Liberals policy dump

By johnboy - 3 September 2012 54

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The Canberra Liberals have just dropped a huge slew of policies:

Today, ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja outlined a comprehensive plan to give Canberrans better basic services and lower rates and charges.

We’ll link them in as we get them online. But here are the headlines:

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54 Responses to
Liberals policy dump
damien haas 3:04 pm 03 Sep 12

I really hope that isn’t the sum of the Liberals public transport policy for the election. Free shuttle bus trial and guided buses ?

Damien Haas
Chair, ACT Light Rail

DrKoresh 3:03 pm 03 Sep 12

So the Libs plan to oust Labor by largely ape-ing their policies, kinda like Liberal-Lite I guess? Good luck folks, but you won’t be getting my vote with slimy, smug wankers like Zed at the helm.

Truthiness 2:49 pm 03 Sep 12

schools, hospitals, roads.. damn pinko socialists!

housebound 2:28 pm 03 Sep 12

dpm said :

Lotsa stuff here.
I think they would do well (for simple people like me) to have a nice diagram or overview paper showing money in (from where, and what [estimated] amounts), and money out. That way i’d be able to understand if it was all designed to balance (within reason) or not….!

That should be required of all parties that could get near the purse strings – Liberal, Labor and Greens.

Not gonna happen.

CrocodileGandhi 1:56 pm 03 Sep 12

PM said :

CrocodileGandhi said :

Ok, so we’ve got over a $1 billion of expenditure there. I wonder where they are going to find the money to pay for all that?

That $1 billion figure is probably out of a revenue stream of $20 billion or so.

This is $1 billion of new spending. In order for it to not cost the Territory money, there would either have to be an [i]additional[/i] $1 billion of revenue or an equivalent cut to spending.

dpm 1:25 pm 03 Sep 12

BTW, in principle, the ‘urgent care clinics’ sound like a good idea to reduce ED load….

dpm 1:22 pm 03 Sep 12

Lotsa stuff here.
I think they would do well (for simple people like me) to have a nice diagram or overview paper showing money in (from where, and what [estimated] amounts), and money out. That way i’d be able to understand if it was all designed to balance (within reason) or not….!
I’m sure it would also help others who don’t trust they’ve done their sums correctly.
From what i can see here it looks like they’ve promised a lot more stuff, while also promising to cut a lot of income (from rates, taxes etc)?

Chop71 1:13 pm 03 Sep 12

Green Bins?

PM 12:52 pm 03 Sep 12

CrocodileGandhi said :

Ok, so we’ve got over a $1 billion of expenditure there. I wonder where they are going to find the money to pay for all that?

That $1 billion figure is probably out of a revenue stream of $20 billion or so.

BicycleCanberra 12:18 pm 03 Sep 12

Didn’t see the policy pledge for $100 million for walking cycling, they must be announcing that later!

Diggety 12:15 pm 03 Sep 12

If they want my vote they will give an even longer list of things they will rescind.

cmdwedge 11:59 am 03 Sep 12

Well, everyone WAS sooking that the Libs had no policies..,

davo101 11:55 am 03 Sep 12

Libs won’t triple your rates

Indeed. They’ll increase them by a factor of x but can guarantee x will not equal 3.

rescuedg 11:43 am 03 Sep 12

Those are some pretty huge cuts to revenue streams for the ACT Government, as well as new spending. Where is the money coming from?

CrocodileGandhi 11:25 am 03 Sep 12

Ok, so we’ve got over a $1 billion of expenditure there. I wonder where they are going to find the money to pay for all that?

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