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Matthew Watts, Liberal for Ginninderra, completes the Lego Challenge

By johnboy - 8 August 2012 18

Last night the Liberals’ Matthew Watts kicked off our candidate challenge for the 2012 election.

As a contributor in the donor phase Matt was able to choose his venue and Belconnen’s The Basement gave us a heavy metal soundtrack as Matt beavered away for 2 3/4 hours of the three available to him before declaring his vision complete.

Somewhat to everyone’s surprise ACT Light Rail’s Damian Haas turned up as Matt’s second and the Secretary of the ACT Labor Party was in attendance.

Matt’s priorities appear to be power boats on Lake Ginninderra, buses to Hall, and reducing the liquor licensing costs to small venues, particularly the Wood Duck Hotel at Hall.

But don’t take my word for it, he explains all in the video.

Candidates are still nailing down their performance times and we’ll advise when we’re closer to doing the next one as the public are encouraged to come along and share their thoughts with the candidates.

(Candidates are advised that there will be no candidate challenges after 28 September so they better get in quick, email john@the-riotact.com )

Pictured is the magisterial Hand Of Watts making short work of Stanhopian Public Art.

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Matthew Watts, Liberal for Ginninderra, completes the Lego Challenge
Diggety 11:26 am 09 Aug 12

Fingers crossed…

colourful sydney rac 8:32 am 09 Aug 12

Thumper said :

Diggety said :

Thumper said :

reducing the liquor licensing costs to small venues

Like.

+1 and looong overdue.

* Expansion of small (responsible) business
* Contraction of Canberra’s quasi casino culture (SuperClubs)
* Wider distribution of licenced premises (a local pub on your corner – remember that?)
* More social drinking culture
* More venues for bands, etc.

In every other city where small businesses have been liberated by less licensing, the above changes are observed.

Whoever gets in, get onto it.

Frankly, these are things that needs to be done in this town.

The obsession with glitzy but souless clubs full of pokies is killing the community. Clubs are like the Bunnings of boozers, cheap, clean, but really, just another supermarket stealing your dollar.

And the ALP is addicted to them, so much it would seem that they really don’t care about small pubs.

A question to Mr Watts: Can you do this?Will you pursue these policies? Is this liberal party policy? If not will you simply end up toeing the party line rather than following these policies?

I refuse to vote for anyone who is simply going to toe a party line.

And therein lies the real question – is it a thought bubble or is it party policy?

Diggety 2:28 am 09 Aug 12

Thumper said :

Diggety said :

Thumper said :

reducing the liquor licensing costs to small venues

Like.

+1 and looong overdue.

* Expansion of small (responsible) business
* Contraction of Canberra’s quasi casino culture (SuperClubs)
* Wider distribution of licenced premises (a local pub on your corner – remember that?)
* More social drinking culture
* More venues for bands, etc.

In every other city where small businesses have been liberated by less licensing, the above changes are observed.

Whoever gets in, get onto it.

Frankly, these are things that needs to be done in this town.

The obsession with glitzy but souless clubs full of pokies is killing the community. Clubs are like the Bunnings of boozers, cheap, clean, but really, just another supermarket stealing your dollar.

And the ALP is addicted to them, so much it would seem that they really don’t care about small pubs.

A question to Mr Watts: Can you do this?Will you pursue these policies? Is this liberal party policy? If not will you simply end up toeing the party line rather than following these policies?

I refuse to vote for anyone who is simply going to toe a party line.

Dam good questions… I’d like to hear solid and promising answers.

gooterz 8:42 pm 08 Aug 12

Multi level carpark..

Libs win

Thumper 6:34 pm 08 Aug 12

Diggety said :

Thumper said :

reducing the liquor licensing costs to small venues

Like.

+1 and looong overdue.

* Expansion of small (responsible) business
* Contraction of Canberra’s quasi casino culture (SuperClubs)
* Wider distribution of licenced premises (a local pub on your corner – remember that?)
* More social drinking culture
* More venues for bands, etc.

In every other city where small businesses have been liberated by less licensing, the above changes are observed.

Whoever gets in, get onto it.

Frankly, these are things that needs to be done in this town.

The obsession with glitzy but souless clubs full of pokies is killing the community. Clubs are like the Bunnings of boozers, cheap, clean, but really, just another supermarket stealing your dollar.

And the ALP is addicted to them, so much it would seem that they really don’t care about small pubs.

A question to Mr Watts: Can you do this?Will you pursue these policies? Is this liberal party policy? If not will you simply end up toeing the party line rather than following these policies?

I refuse to vote for anyone who is simply going to toe a party line.

shirty_bear 4:01 pm 08 Aug 12

Heavy metal soundtrack may be the only meaningful way to differentiate local pollies … I might cast a valid vote in this election yet …

whoodzzz 2:58 pm 08 Aug 12

I worked with matt a few years ago, seriously one of the most stand up guys I’ve met in a long long time.

Henry82 2:16 pm 08 Aug 12

i think that’s quite clever and well designed

mutley 1:49 pm 08 Aug 12

johnboy said :

Who needs a bicycle when you’ve got a ton ton?

Please! It’s a Tauntaun!

Mysteryman 1:42 pm 08 Aug 12

I give him huge points for doing away with the owl and with Stanhope! That got me laughing.

Diggety 1:13 pm 08 Aug 12

Thumper said :

reducing the liquor licensing costs to small venues

Like.

+1 and looong overdue.

* Expansion of small (responsible) business
* Contraction of Canberra’s quasi casino culture (SuperClubs)
* Wider distribution of licenced premises (a local pub on your corner – remember that?)
* More social drinking culture
* More venues for bands, etc.

In every other city where small businesses have been liberated by less licensing, the above changes are observed.

Whoever gets in, get onto it.

johnboy 1:02 pm 08 Aug 12

Who needs a bicycle when you’ve got a ton ton?

thy_dungeonman 1:00 pm 08 Aug 12

I like his passive aggressive swipe at the Labor club, also the fact that he used my old pirate ship to make the arts center, will the real one look that ? that would be cool. The destruction of the stanhope owl was funny, but would it really be cost effective and popular to destroy the owl now that it’s already been built? I real like how there is a sneaky rail in the background he simply refers to as “transport” before trying to focus back on the buses and “other forms of transport” no Lego bicycles?

Kdowgg 12:56 pm 08 Aug 12

In the absence of the abiltity to provide any meangingful commentary or insight into the event, I must take a moment to say that it was personally inspiring to watch such a inspiring man inspire the crowds with his inspirational civic planning prowess.

Thumper 10:59 am 08 Aug 12

reducing the liquor licensing costs to small venues

Like.

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