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Mully Cup winner lawyers up with the ACT Government

By johnboy - 2 March 2012 13

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On the same day he won the coveted Mully Cup we’ve had a press release from lakeborne teepee fancier William Woodbridge’s lawyers.

While Mr Woodbridge unequivocally accepts the authority of the ACT Government, he has instructed Williams Love & Nicol to write to the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate seeking a compromise: simply to allow a reasonable period to find alternate accommodation.

The Industrial Design [student] has used his ingenuity and skill in attempting to address an intractable problem that the Government and the University seem helpless to resolve. In doing so Mr Woodbridge has revealed himself as a character of self determination, self reliance and tenacity. Of all the characteristics that a Government should reward, these are the ones. He has endeavoured to provide an alternate solution for a problem that is seemingly always resolved with a temporary solution.

Williams Love & Nicol has written to the Directorate asking for a reciprocal undertaking; Mr Woodbridge has agreed he will vacate the lake by 30 March 2012, and in return it is asked that the Directorate allow him that time. While this goes beyond the deadline given to Mr Woodbridge of 8 March, Williams Love & Nicol believe that in the circumstances it is a reasonable compromise. Mr Woodbridge attends university and maintains casual employment, and as such he cannot devote his time solely to finding alternate accommodation.

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13 Responses to
Mully Cup winner lawyers up with the ACT Government
drfelonious 8:03 pm 02 Mar 12

If this weather keeps up, he will be outta there before 8 March.

Russ 7:08 pm 02 Mar 12

So Williams Love & Nicol somehow managed to get law degrees (I assume) but never managed to tell the difference between “alternate” and “alternative”?

vg 6:26 pm 02 Mar 12

A situation he created himself. If he has no money then whose ‘life savings’ of $4000 did he spend on this thing?

Wants to know who to blame? Pay $20 and get a mirror put in his tent.

I-filed 5:59 pm 02 Mar 12

Ben_Dover said :

Pro Bono anti-Cher?

Ha ha

Diggety 5:19 pm 02 Mar 12

Ben_Dover said :

Pro Bono anti-Cher?

Yeah yeah yeah yeeah

Ben_Dover 4:28 pm 02 Mar 12

Pro Bono anti-Cher?

Diggety 4:08 pm 02 Mar 12

Diggety said :

johnboy said :

if you read the linked release you’ll see the lawyers are acting pro bono

I can’t wait till those lawyers work pro bono for me when I decide $280/week is too much.

Oh hang on, I already have (I shopped around).

Or, alternatively- move cities!

Newcaslte Uni offer Ind. Design and let me tell you, it is a awesome place for young people, and the resnt is ridiculously cheap compared to Canberra.

johnboy 4:05 pm 02 Mar 12

When you’ve got all the nation’s media beating a path to your door and you’re doing something unusual like living in a teepee on a raft I’m sure a law firm will be happy to take up your case for the publicity.

Diggety 4:04 pm 02 Mar 12

johnboy said :

if you read the linked release you’ll see the lawyers are acting pro bono

I can’t wait till those lawyers work pro bono for me when I decide $280/week is too much.

Oh hang on, I already have (I shopped around).

johnboy 3:59 pm 02 Mar 12

if you read the linked release you’ll see the lawyers are acting pro bono

ThrowawayAccount 3:59 pm 02 Mar 12

So he can afford to hire a law firm, but can’t afford accomodation at UC? He attends university and maintains casual employment so doesn’t have time to finding alternate accomodation? Some of us work full time and yet still manage to get rental accomodation. If this idiot had not ditched the UC accomodation in the first place I would suggest he wouldn’t have this problem. Send the sherriffs round to evict him on the morning of the 8th I say…

Diggety 3:55 pm 02 Mar 12

I wonder which cost more?

p1 3:48 pm 02 Mar 12

Worth a shot I guess.

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