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Reasons why the ACT is better than NSW – The Australian Federal Police

By johnboy - 22 August 2008 41

In our ongoing series of things which are better in Canberra I present the Australian Federal Police.

Do you think in NSW community forums are flooded by concerned police eager to point out to everyone exactly why they’re wrong? Taking such care to set everyone straight so that they may sin no more? I don’t think so.

Plus our police let a koala bear drive.

On the other hand, our police fail to provide the amusing drunken antics of the Goulburn Police academy.

But all things considered I’m chalking up yet another win for the ACT.

What’s Your opinion?


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41 Responses to
Reasons why the ACT is better than NSW – The Australian Federal Police
Lilli 3:15 pm 22 Aug 08

For those of us that aren’t so enlightened, how many police do we actually have visit RA? I don’t visit regularly enough to keep track of who posts what but have found the posts I have noticed from members of the police to be of great value so applaud the fact that they do visit here and help to clear up a lot of misinformation. Kudos guys (even though I’m not sure who you are!).

Woody Mann-Caruso 3:13 pm 22 Aug 08

Is it illegal to avoid an RBT?

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 2:54 pm 22 Aug 08

Small potatoes, I know, but I’ve had similar from ACT cops on more than one occasion, including bad language. I know they’re only human, though.

vg 2:47 pm 22 Aug 08

Sorry…..but that’s the entire story?

Goodness me, big stuff

cmdwedge 2:19 pm 22 Aug 08

Had my first run-in with the po-po last weekend. Was driving to the shops, and an RBT was setup just after a roundabout with a lot of trees in the middle. This was in a built-up area, so I figured that it wasn’t an RBT but it was an accident (flashing lights and all that, with two cars pulled over off the side of the road). Even my fiance said ‘looks like an accident, hope that no-one’s hurt’.

So I just did a u-turn around the roundabout, and as I was most of the way through, I noticed the pursuit car parked on the corner, and realised that it was an RBT. No biggie. So I just went around the corner, drove about 50m, and pursuit policeman pulled me over. I politely switch off the engine and engage the hazard lights before he even got out.

He gets stuck straight into me. “What were you doing avoiding the RBT?” “I thought it was an accident and couldn’t see that it was an RBT” “Breathe into this for me” … “You’re lucky, if you were over I would have done you for pursuit” he snarled at us. “Er, ok”. Ignition, drive off.

Tosser.

vg 1:45 pm 22 Aug 08

For all the long standing humour that its provided, the Kenny Koala program has really been a success. There was a time in this fair city, years ago now, when just about every kid in this town knew who Kenny Koala was.

Bring back Police 7!

Skidbladnir 1:25 pm 22 Aug 08

I like our occasional policey talkback posters, in that I prefer being reliably informed over being regularly fed bullshit.

Except by ACT Media, who should be far better at release information onto the Interweb in all regards.
(Speed, content, clarity, etc)

Special G 1:24 pm 22 Aug 08

Mrs G always looked forward to when Kenny came to the school and did his thing. The kids love him and learn a bit at the same time. It is a great program that helps primary school kids understand the roles of the Police.

Headbonius 1:00 pm 22 Aug 08

JB wrote :”Do you think in NSW community forums are flooded by concerned police eager to point out to everyone exactly why they’re wrong? Taking such care to set everyone straight so that they may sin no more?”

We just don’t want you all to be ill-informed on matters pertaining to law and policey type things in general JB.It pains me at times to read the conspiracy theoreys at times. As VG states correctly – you should all be truly thankful.

ant 12:17 pm 22 Aug 08

actually, quite a few state police do hang out on forums, there were a few who hung out (probably still do) on aus.cars, a newsgroup (not part of the Web for the young folk). One of them had a very short fuse and people would sometimes poke him for a reaction, he was not of taciturn habits and was usually good for a good rant. He was highway patrol. The two I particularly remember on that group used the pen-names Shane, and Spooky.

vg 12:04 pm 22 Aug 08

Years ago the gentleman who ‘administered’ Kenneth was, shall we say, a ‘unique’ individual. One day I saw him pull up at a bowser to fill up the Kenneth-mobile.

Kenny was in (note: not ‘on’) the front seat strapped into a seat belt.

There was also a video of Kenny ‘out-takes’ from the Police 7 days of the 70s and 80s which was, by all accounts, very, very funny and so not ‘G’ rated

peterh 11:57 am 22 Aug 08

Thumper said :

Oh, and we’ve got a koala.

what you personally, or the police?

reminds me, must see if kenny koala has been invited to this year’s christmas party. the kids seem to love him…

Thumper 11:54 am 22 Aug 08

Oh, and we’ve got a koala.

Thumper 11:54 am 22 Aug 08

I mentioned it in another thread but I’ll mention it again.

Ms Thumper and I got home late last night and had to reshuffle the cars in the driveway so they would fit and I could get to my car early in the morning.

While we were stuffing around in the dark an unmarked police car stopped to enquire what we were doing. Obviously he thought we were trying to steal the car.

Kudos to the cops.

vg 11:51 am 22 Aug 08

“Do you think in NSW community forums are flooded by concerned police eager to point out to everyone exactly why they’re wrong?”

For that reason alone the people of the ACT and RiotACT should be truly thankful

That is all

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