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Simon Corbell takes his staff off on European tour amidst Budget gloom

By johnboy 3 May 2005 10

Liberal Heart-Throb, Zed Seselja, is drawing attention to Simon Corbell’s forthcoming departure to the summer warmth of the northern hemisphere. He’s taking along his staff to ensure he’s well taken care of.

revelations by the Minister that he was planning a trip to the United States and the United Kingdom, along with members of his political staff and officers of the ACT Planning and Land Authority.

This despite accusations on ABC Online that Simon’s rushed his City Hill plans out the door without cabinet approval.

Nice work if you can get it Simon, enjoy it while it lasts.

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1:27 pm 04 May 05

Arrogant throughout the election campaign and even more arrogant now, that’s Labour for you.

Ralph 12:35 pm 04 May 05

Don’t forget Wimbledon.

Thumper 11:48 am 04 May 05

Of course this is an Ashes Year as well so Lords maybe part of the itinerary to study how cricket grounds in the northern hemisphere work. Hey, I’m serious, we’ve got Manuka and we’ve never had a test match between England and Australia….

Chris 11:38 am 04 May 05

Oh, will the Chelsea Flower Show be on the tour program – its on from May 24-28 and London is by all looking nice right now. How sweet of Simon to treat his staffers AND Department staff to an overseas junket. And yes, we DESERVE this for voting in a majority government!

bonfire 9:59 am 04 May 05

teh budget is indeed a bizarre wonder.

how on earth have we gone backwards so quickly ?

and 300 staff in the chief ministers dept! to do what exactly!

Maelinar 8:50 am 04 May 05

That is an interesting point. I wonder if anybody has bothered to check that we’re still in a drought (at least that’s what the mailbox and the telly keep getting me) and the fact that Canberra doesn’t resemble anything like the States (Bless em – please don’t bomb me) or the UK. IMO he’s a dumbass and it’s a dumbass excuse for a jolly. Think up a better one next time…

Thumper 8:36 am 04 May 05

Quite possibly.

Interestingly it would seem that having our local elections so soon after the feds has created some sort of backlash against the majority government federally in that we ended up with a majority government locally.

8:20 am 04 May 05

Ahh the wonders of majority Government. Is this a sighter on what is going to happen up on the hill in July???

Thumper 8:14 am 04 May 05

And Quinlan can justify sacking 260 Urban Services staff?

The mind boggles at the machinations of this political machine that appears to be like a runaway train with no-one at the wheel.

Then again, thats majority government for you.

Ralph 7:50 am 04 May 05

This is bloody outrageous. Apparently he’s going to be viewing ‘garden suburbs’ in the United States.

We pay higher taxes, they get overseas junkets. This mob sure have got their snouts in the trough.

All aboard! The ACT gravy train is soon to depart…

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