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Magic busway disappears up Corbell’s ars*

By Ari - 18 May 2006 25

The thing about magic items is that you just have to wave your wand and … “pouf!” … they disappear.

CT reports on Hargreaves dumping a whole world of contempt on Corbell’s time-travelling stretch of bitumen.

UPDATED: The Chief Minister has been on the ABC hosing this down quite brutally.

Mr Stanhope says comments from Transport Minister John Hargreaves, who says it will not be built in his lifetime, do not reflect the Government’s position.

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25 Responses to
Magic busway disappears up Corbell’s ars*
Vic Bitterman 10:26 pm 18 May 06

Nothing corbell likes to do better than is to piss my, and everyone else’s, tax dollars up the wall.

Canberra will be a better place with him out of office.

johnboy 9:07 pm 18 May 06

The car drivers who pay rego, pay fuel excise, and then subsidise the loss making bus system?

Manana 8:55 pm 18 May 06

seems like it is ok to spend 150 million for a road (private transport) but not a public transport system. Can’t afford it, too right, get out of your cars

Ari 4:59 pm 18 May 06

Mr Evil, what you say has the ring of truth.

Mr Evil 4:58 pm 18 May 06

I wonder if the RiotACT e-mail questions to Corbell have disappeared up the same orifice as the Busway???????

Thumper 2:55 pm 18 May 06

This is a Labor town….

Can’t have the press bagging out our esteemed great leader…

However, in these times, it’s a smart and responsible move to get rid of the busway and the arboretum, although money has already been wasted on feasibility studies, etc…

Smackbang 2:43 pm 18 May 06

Stranegly enough no bleating press release to announce this?

barking toad 2:09 pm 18 May 06

The mayor and his councillors are finally realising that there aren’t money trees in the ACT and some responsible budgetting is required to balance the books.

Presumably this reasoning also applies to his tree garden. Seems the realisation is too late, though, for the funds wasted on his bill of rights and ongoing costs associated with it.

He can piss off the poetry-on-buses too.

Pandy 1:00 pm 18 May 06

Comrade Stanhope said we dont have the population base, we cannot afford it, it will never pay for itself. He said we may look at it in a few years. He said that we reserved land for GDE for 40 years and we are just doing the same here. And he said forget about light rail.

Swaggie 12:46 pm 18 May 06

He he Johnboy…good joke…Ha Ha…You are joking…right? Still the go?….What?…Are they completely nuts?

Thumper 12:39 pm 18 May 06

These guys really don’t have a clue, do they…


johnboy 12:37 pm 18 May 06

Heard comrade Stanhope on the radio this morning repudiating Hargreaves and saying the busway is still go.

Thumper 12:37 pm 18 May 06

One also needs to ask how much has this pie in the sky already cost the taxpayer?

One would suspect quite a great deal.

Thumper 12:36 pm 18 May 06

The King has looked at the Royal coffers and decided that there just ain’t enough money…

Les Whinin 12:14 pm 18 May 06

I’m certainly not surprised. Someone had to take the common-sense approach to this pie-in-the-sky eventually.

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