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Mulcahy says scrap pedestrian malls

By johnboy 24 August 2006 25

Canberra Review have a stunning puff piece shameful even by their own dire standards.

In a “Review Profile” lacking a byline we are treated to an arts profile on one Richard Mulcahy MLA. One can only wonder if Mr. Mulcahy’s close friendship with the Canberra Review proprietor Michael Hawke had anything to do with it.

The “Profile” is notable for the clench-jawed photograph of Mr. Mulchahy in front of an impressionist painting of Canberra. While supposedly about the shadow Minister for Arts, the belt-driven profile quickly diverts to Mr. Mulchay’s work on the Public Accounts Committee and his enjoyment of a night at the movies.

But hidden down the bottom is a strange question asking what he’d like to do with the redevelopment of what normal people still call Civic.

If you had the opportunity to re-develop Canberra’s city centre, what would be the one major thing you would do?

Scrap pedestrian malls as I do not think that they have worked anywhere that I have visited.

Now we know.

UPDATED: Jorian Gardner form the Canberra Review has been in touch to point out that the “Profile” is a regular feature with the same questions each week.

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the_ruler 10:49 am 29 Aug 06

Pandy, which ‘Gary’ are you referring to? Surely not Senator Gary Humphries as we all know there is no love lost between the Senator and the Deputy Leader of the Opposition….

Thumper 10:35 am 28 Aug 06

It’s really a case of being nice to people….

But Mulcahy’s suggestion that pedestrian malls a re useless is a ridiculous notion. Someone should tell him to keep his mouth shut at times as the opposition have got a reasonable cce of rolling the comrade next election.

If they stop putting their feet in their mouth.

Does anyone remember what civic was like when it had cars? I do, it was shocking…

simto 8:57 am 28 Aug 06

Nope, I think he’s more making a comment that a lot of people who claim “Christian” affiliation have less-than christian attitudes towards the public.

It’s about reclaiming the value of the word Christian to mean actually acting on a core set of beliefs that were taught by Christ, not claiming moral superiority over everyone else becuase you hang around with the right sort of people.

Pandy 7:01 pm 26 Aug 06

So Johnboy you don’t believe there is a Christian right faction in the Liberal Party? Vicki, Gary and a few others are seen by some to have a stranglehold on the “right” kind of candidate.

johnboy 10:04 pm 25 Aug 06

There’s very little Christian about Richard Mulcahy or his policies.

The vampiric right however has a lot in common with him, but they’re repelled by holy water and crosses.

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