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Simon calls another development in.

By johnboy - 10 August 2005 19

Well as of this writing Simon Corbell’s office haven’t managed to share his thoughts with the public (via the CMD press release site) since 21-Jun-05. Although he’s always up for a quick sound-bite for the TV cameras.

But that doesn’t mean he has been inactive. ABC Online reports that he has been busy using his powers to get another Civic development around his own obstructive planning process.

The Greens are decrying an end run around the planning process. Zed Seselja for the Liberals is, instead asking why after four years in charge of planning laws Simon’s intervention has been required three times in two months?

What I want to know is why, if Mr. Corbell’s intentions are pure, after four years in charge of planning laws and 9 months of majority government this can be anything but the sort of abject admission of failure which should lead to a resignation? Is the biggish “if” at the start of the preceding sentence what we need to be looking at?

Don’t get me wrong, things getting done I’m all in favour of. But transparent operation of the laws is the most important part of government.

What’s Your opinion?


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19 Responses to
Simon calls another development in.
areaman 5:00 pm 11 Aug 05

Ahh, negative on RA rather than negative on any of the issues, yeah I’d pay that. Now on the issues however I’d say you guys are more negative.

Maelinar 4:45 pm 11 Aug 05

“I’d probably be a bit less pro-Stanhope government if this place was anything like balanced or impartial. “

“As to why I post, well if I see someone talking what I consider to be utter rubbish of course I’m more likely to post than if I see fair, unbiased, balanced impartial stories. “

“I don’t feel a need to balance your comments, or anyone’s comments per say. “

Areaman, you’re changing tack a bit. Might be time for a meditate. Go burn some incence.

If you want to know why you’re being negative, please analyse this comment of yours..

I’d probably be a bit less pro-Stanhope government if this place was anything like balanced or impartial. For example in this very posting the ABC article that JB links to give the explanation that I just gave on why Corbell used the call in powers, yet the story JB wrote gave made no mention of this. It even went to far as to ask a question that had been answered in the ABC story and then went on to basically call on the Minister to resign for not having answered it (even though, as I just said, he had). Hardly balanced and impartial (except in the Fox News sense).

You’re being negative dude.

Ari 3:39 pm 11 Aug 05

I reckon you should keep posting, areaman – if it helps Maelinar to keep his chakra in balance. 😉

Besides a debate with only one person talking is simply a monologue (whether their opinion’s true or not).

Maelinar 3:38 pm 11 Aug 05

tomayto, tomahto. Go find me Foskeys market rent contribution then stat boy.

Still doesn’t change the fact that Corbell’s a dick and I can say that all day and all night long.

So just why after 4 years can Corbell still be throwing shit at fans and wonder why it splatters ?

areaman 3:23 pm 11 Aug 05

Again, I’m not negative, I just disagree with you, there is a difference.

There’s also difference between “telling it like it is” and “telling it how you see it” one implies impartiality the other a point of view. And, no I don’t have a problem with you giving your opinion (I generally don’t like the onions but that’s a different issues), but I don’t like them being given as fact.

And I know, it’s not like I don’t give opinions, but I generally try and back them up with as many facts as I can find, be that quotes, links to other sites or ABS stats.

I don’t feel a need to balance your comments, or anyone’s comments per say. It’s just that when I see right wing bull I arc up and want to post a reply. If I didn’t see so much right wing rubbish I wouldn’t post as much.

Maelinar 3:10 pm 11 Aug 05

Areaman, I think you will agree historically that I have never denied that I am a rightie, infact it was me who pointed that out to you if we go back that far.

I make comments based upon my feelings on subjects which has influenced and changed subjects, often violently, into huge dialogues which have exposed some huge inadequacies into topics that I am concerned about, being Government, inequality, racism, or extremist lefties pushing their shit on innocents.

I don’t comment on the Raiders, football, or any of the band action that also gets posted here on RA, because that’s not what I’m interested in either. That’s not to say that I don’t read them, they just don’t concern me at all.

I tell it how it is. I tell it how I see it, how I interpret it, what I think about it. I know you don’t like that, but as I always say, welcome to the world of denial. You’re in it.

The first time there will be an anti-liberal story on this website will be the next time they fuck up, and somebody posts something about them. I will offer my comments, and where I think they could have improved their performance. Please believe me when I say that I’m unbiased in that regard.

I am concerned for you if you have a ‘need’ or ‘calling’ or ‘predisposition’ to balancing my comments politically. There is no need for that. I offer my opinion, you can’t change that.

So you are negative, so what ?

To be honest, if I were to believe in Yin and Yang, any form of Karmic energy or Raeki, or any of that other spiritualist crap, I would think that you were my opposite identity. I don’t have a problem with that.

The funny thing is I’m gonna call you a hippie spiritualist now and get away with it.

areaman 2:31 pm 11 Aug 05

How am I being negative? It’s people like you and JB who are saying that everything’s fucked, I’m saying that it’s not (or at least not always).

And talk about biased, claming that you guys are “telling it like it is”. That’s bullshit, you tell it like you choose to see it, not like it is, do you even see the irony in your statement? You (by which I mean the general far right illuminate of RA) hardly every try to see the other side or a point of view, or post balanced, unbiased posts or comments (which is fine if you admit your bias, but don’t try to claim you’re giving “the truth”).

As to why I post, well if I see someone talking what I consider to be utter rubbish of course I’m more likely to post than if I see fair, unbiased, balanced impartial stories. That means that I generally post on local politics stories because that’s where my beliefs differ the most from you guys, and where I see the most bias (when was the last time there was an anti liberal story on this site which didn’t hack on Pratt for being one). The federal government posting have a fair slant on them as well , but as none of us seem to like the Howard government much I don’t post much on those as how many “me too” posts do you really need.

Maelinar 2:10 pm 11 Aug 05

ok now I’m confused.

So the reason why you are so negative is because of everybody else on this site is telling it like it is, so you have self-appointed yourself as a topic balancer ?

Next you’ll be telling us that you only came up to the top of the water tower to see what was going on, and then you saw the rifle lying there… follow the bouncing ball.

areaman 12:51 pm 11 Aug 05

Sure there is, I can even give examples. In the post on Tilly’s stoping live music I bagged on them for using workcover to force Toast to shut.

I’d probably be a bit less pro-Stanhope government if this place was anything like balanced or impartial. For example in this very posting the ABC article that JB links to give the explanation that I just gave on why Corbell used the call in powers, yet the story JB wrote gave made no mention of this. It even went to far as to ask a question that had been answered in the ABC story and then went on to basically call on the Minister to resign for not having answered it (even though, as I just said, he had). Hardly balanced and impartial (except in the Fox News sense).

Ari 12:31 pm 11 Aug 05

Hey areaman,

Just out of interest, is there anything the current ACT Government has done that you don’t fully agree with and support?

areaman 11:02 am 11 Aug 05

The reason he used the call in powers (or at least the reason stated) is that of the 7 objections lodged, 6 were from people who currently have the ATO as tennants (the new building in for the ATO)or wanted to. He didn’t want the planning process abused for commecial gain (apparently they are also going to move legislation to this effect).

Also he wanted to stop them moving out to the airport.

sk8erboi 10:40 pm 10 Aug 05

C’mon Johnboy, let’s join forces and get the prick voted out at the next election…. ummm, you distract him and I’ll steal his earring…

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 8:12 pm 10 Aug 05

Agreed Johnboy

johnboy 7:45 pm 10 Aug 05

Well Samuel, we have to keep phrasing it as a question until we get an answer.

I don’t mind the development. The process bugs me to hell.

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 7:41 pm 10 Aug 05

The system works just as designed, it is virtually impossible to get anyhting approved unless you have the blessing of Corbell Castle.

Anyways, a ten story building in that location won’t change the skyline much as their is a rather tall building behind it already.

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