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Liberals Preselection

By The_Phantom 21 April 2008 42

Good to see the Liberals have at long last got a team up and running to challenge Stanhope at the October election.

There was very little opposition for the positions – reflective of the Party leadership and direction at present – but it was good to see some sitting Liberal member’s outpolled.

In Molonglo, the hopeless Jacquie Burke only received seven votes. While the candidate that Zed Seselja was supporting, a guy called Hanson, only received two votes. The guy that Brendan Smyth and Burke have been trying to undermine, Gary Kent, finished a close second behind Seselja in the Molonglo vote. Belinda Barnier, a twice failed Federal candidate, only received 11 votes.

Even more amusing was out in Brindabella where soccer heavy Steven Doszpot outpolled both sitting members – Smyth and Pratt. Smyth and Pratt are both way past their due-by-date and even Liberal members are starting to get sick and tired off their appalling antics. A friend of mine who attended the meeting said that Smyth and Jacquie Burke had orchestrated a campaign to undermine Doszpot – but members rallied around Doszpot.

With the pre-selection of new blood perhaps the Liberals can start to challenge Stanhope.

We can only hope that the voters will now kick the likes of Smyth and Burke out of the Assembly now.

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BlahBlahBlah 7:42 am 25 Apr 08

Hey election08

Guilia is one of ours, so what if she ran in Tasmania it just shows she is passionate about heping govern somewhere.

Crikey you are right Burke is hopeless and Gary Kent would be a great replacement for her.

And Steve Doszpot or David Morgan would be fabulous replacements for that idiot Pratt.

sepi 1:29 pm 23 Apr 08

Canberra was definitely a much better place before self-government.

The only reason they brought it in was the Federal MInisters were sick of doing any work for Canberra. Eg – back then the Federal Roads minister had to fix our roads. The Education minister was responsible for Canberra schools etc.

It meant there was loads of money for roads etc, as the Federal minister was used to signing off on national amounts of billions, so another 1/5 million for Canberra roads seemed like nothing.

But Canberrans all worked in the PS and were very good at writing letters to ministers and complaining about stuff, and the ministers got sick of worrying about Canberra and cut us loose.

but we are in a very odd situation, of having a ministry that is large by the population of Canberra, but small by their responsibilities – eg – surely Health would be enough for one person, but here they have Health and about 3 other potfolios to worry about.

I wonder what other capital cities do – like Berlin is a state of it’s own I think?

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