Melbournian makes the case for Canberra

Ntp 24 July 2007 12

We have a Federal Election looming and one issue that seems to come up from time to time with any Prime Ministerial hopeful is where he (we are yet to have a she) shall reside. Well Melbourne-based “author and business adviser” Bernard Salt has written this piece for the Herald Sun making some good Constitutional points why the Prime Minister should live in Canberra.

If Howard wins again I can’t see him suddenly moving to the Lodge full time after a decade at Kirribilli. Has Rudd made it clear what he intends to do?

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12 Responses to Melbournian makes the case for Canberra
Snahons_scv6_berlina Snahons_scv6_berlina 10:36 am 26 Jul 07

but they’re protecting our nation… gut them some slack 😛

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt 9:15 am 26 Jul 07

I’m not that worried about the amount needed to maintain the lodge, not when you look at the staggering wastage of $$ that occurs in many large gov departments (yes, you should blush Defence).

S4anta S4anta 12:42 pm 25 Jul 07

Rudd will stay in the lodge, according to this

Absent Diane Absent Diane 12:30 pm 25 Jul 07

only issue I have is tax dollars paying for upkeep of unused lodge… at least with memorial it is something to look.. whereas with lodge we just look at hedges. excuse bad my england ..cant be arsed.

Thumper Thumper 12:13 pm 25 Jul 07

I think he was non committal.

however, does it really matter?

pierce pierce 12:01 pm 25 Jul 07

I thought Rudd had already made a point of saying that he would live at the Lodge. (Which may or may not be why Stanhope was talking about rebuilding it a few weeks back)

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt 9:00 am 25 Jul 07

Who gives a crap – it’s a storm in a teacup.

Myrmecia Myrmecia 9:27 pm 24 Jul 07

If Rudd becomes PM and stays in Brisbane, will we then hear talk about “Brisbane refuses …” “Brisbane has decided …” “Brisbane’s position is …”?

bighead bighead 7:46 pm 24 Jul 07

I am pretty sure Rudd was going to stay in Brisbane. That was what was speculated a few months back.

swamiOFswank swamiOFswank 6:57 pm 24 Jul 07

Who cares, anyway?

pierce pierce 5:24 pm 24 Jul 07

Yeah, it does seem slightly shrill – though I do agree with the sentiment.

caf caf 4:39 pm 24 Jul 07

I think the author overeggs things a bit by describing the PM living in Sydney as “the Constitution architects’ worst nightmare.

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