The Canberra Times has an interesting snippet on moves by the National Capital Authority (NCA) to stop Canberra’s vintage car clubs doing their show and shines on the grassed parts of the Parliamentary Triangle.
The car clubs are unfortunately dragging the tent embassy into the debate:
- Coordinator of the Canberra Chapter of the Vintage Sport Car Club, John Phillips, said the decision, apparently taken in December, would significantly reduce tourism to Canberra.
He questioned why the Aboriginal tent embassy was permitted to occupy national land illegally when car clubs had been banned.
Apparently a major community amenity is being curtailed so the NCA groundsmen can lead a quieter life.
We could ban visitors from the triangle entirely and all would be eternally perfect!