One of the more charming aspect’s of the Stanhope Government slashing and burning of the ACT’s public amenities has been the way it has all been justified by Michael Costello’s functional review. A secret document might be a pretty poor way to justify actions in public debate, but it’s also a bit tricky to refute.
Bill Stefaniak has put out a media release “Welcoming” the publication of parts of the Costello report. Bill is, however, a little unhappy with what exactly has been released.
“The four parts that have been released are:
Â· Appendix 1 – the media release from the Chief Minister, in which the Costello Review was announced;
Â· Appendix 2 – the terms of reference for the Review that were released at the same time as the Chief Minister’s media release;
Â· Appendix 8 – an advertisement that invited submissions from the ACT community to be made to the Costello Review; and
Â· Appendix 13 – a list of abbreviations and acronyms that were used in the Report
It’s that heady mix of openness and subtlety that makes the Stanhope Government such a joy to behold.