23 May 2023

PODCAST: The Hoot on Calvary, the DPP's inquiry debacle and trashing a Canberra tradition

| Genevieve Jacobs
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Say it ain’t so! Are Canberra’s roundabouts doomed? Photo: File.

The Hoot podcast is here as Ross Solly and Genevieve Jacobs discuss the big issues in Canberra – and it’s been quite a week for them.

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We’re still grappling with the surprise move executed by the ACT Government after they announced they’ll compulsorily acquire the Calvary public site, and there are plenty of questions to be answered. Will the staff happily join ACT Health? Should Canberra businesses be worried?

And amidst a series of threats and counter threats, what’s the impact on northside healthcare?

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Perhaps Canberra’s Director of Public Prosecutions should have asked more questions – or reflected more deeply before he called for a board of inquiry into the handling of the Lehrmann trial. It’s been a very awkward week for the DPP, who’s been forced to backpedal on serious allegations of political interference.

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Could there be a bigger story than these two? Well, there’s always the revelation that Kingsley’s is re-opening in Belconnen after a massive explosion in 2021. But what on earth is happening to our roundabouts?

The Hoot appears every week on Riotact and wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify. Have a listen, tell us what you think and rate us.

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HiddenDragon7:37 pm 20 May 23

Why did the (awesome) chicken cross the road? – to get as far away as possible from the mega-cluster as the ACT government Titanic mistook an iceberg for an ICE-free zone (with passive-aggressive Euro-style roundabouts), while the band most definitely did not play “Nearer My God to Thee”, and the first class passengers were dismayed to discover that the lead baritone in an eagerly-awaited performance of Trial by Jury had missed the ship and been replaced by an itinerant phrenologist and mind-reader.

privatepublic7:47 am 21 May 23

Perfectly put. I am Leonardo. Hang on, just a tad. Woke enabling system now running-I identify as an English woman named Kate. Music now playing “I will survive, I will survive”. End transmission.

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