Caller to 666 talkback this morning outlined what we’ve sort of known, but have never had quite such firm evidence.
Caller lives near a small park in Chisholm. He said that the local residents were invited to contribute their thoughts on a proposal to develop the park with residential accommodation to a website (ACT Govt used to use Bang The Table, not sure whether they still do), and he and neighbours contributed their firm opinion that they’d like it to remain a park.
Caller maintained that he and several other residents had also written to the Government voicing same. He was astonished when the consultant’s report on the “consultancy” stated that there was “no opposition” to the plan and that residents are in favour.
The neighbourhood was so confronted by this lie that they organised a meeting in the park. NINETY folk showed up – and he said that was ninety signed-up adults, and the figure does not include children who were brought along. Caller said they are unanimous in their opposition, and many had already voiced this to the “consultation”.
ACT Government have managed to wriggle away from complaints so far about their fake consultations. I’d like to see their defence this one, which sounds pretty clear-cut and a case of dishonesty.