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Simon lists what we’re missing in Zed’s shutdown

By johnboy 15 August 2012 36

Simon Corbell is letting you all know about his legislation stalled by Zed Seselja’s doomed no confidence motion in Chief Minister Gallagher:

Important legislation was delayed in the Legislative Assembly yesterday, because of Liberal party time wasting, including laws to progress same-sex civil unions, a new framework to allow the introduction of an R18+ classification for computer games, and key whistleblower protections, Manager of Government Business, Simon Corbell, said today.

“With only two sitting weeks left the Liberals continue to adopt Tony Abbott’s negative approach to politics instead of debating important policy matters which affect the day-to-day lives of Canberrans,” Mr Corbell said.

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ToastFliesRED 4:42 pm 17 Aug 12

I want my R18+ games but what the hell I’ve been waiting long enough as it is and watching these muppets play stupid political games makes no long term difference, they’re all as bad as each other IMHO whether red, blue, green, jolly roger, indie or whatever. Remember, no matter who you vote for a politician always gets in.

Thumper said :

Sorry CSRI, I respect your opinions and would happily sit down and drink some beers with you, but on this score, I reckon the ACT government needs to be taken to task. We are are talking major fraud that is being glossed over by a completely self serving greens.

likewise, I suspect we would differ significantly on a number of political issues, but I respect your views and opinions.

I don’t disagree that this matter may need further examination, what I disagree with is shutting down the ACT parliament for a week to move a motion that cannot succeed.

I think a more sensible approach would be to attempt to censure the Chief Minister – it would not pass either, but it would still give the opposition a platfrom to mount their case without shutting down the Assembly.

PantsMan 11:00 am 16 Aug 12

Elizabethany said :

Considering that some of these have been held off multiple times by the current government, I don’t think they are that cut about them being delayed again. The whistleblower act has been held off by this govenment since 2004. Obviously not a high priority.

I’m starting to suspect they don’t want the whistleblower legislation enacted.

Thumper 8:20 pm 15 Aug 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Mysteryman said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Mysteryman said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Mysteryman said :

Important legislation

I really don’t think having R18 classified games is anywhere near as important an issue as having a Chief Minister who presided over large scale fraud.

Yes, shutting down the Assembly for a week, so you can move a motion that is guaranteed to fail, is a sensible course of action.

Clown.

And why is it guaranteed to fail? Because the local Greens have no principles and no integrity. They are the clowns.

Do you ever get tired of being an all-weather advocate for the Liberals?

Shutting down the assembly for a week, so you can engage in an exercise of futility is irresponsible in the extreme.

I don’t think you’re in a position to be crying “irresponsible!” – you seem to think that shutting down the LA for a week is far more serious than large scale fraud. Let me help you with this:

Presiding over large scale fraud is irresponsible.

Supporting someone who presides over large scale fraud is irresponsible.

Calling attention to it and making an attempt to do something about it? Not irresponsible.

I know it hurts that your precious Labor/Greens government screwed up royally, but your comment makes you look like a bigger Labor stooge than I previously thought possible.

Shutting down the assembly in a futile attempt to move a motion of no confidence is irresponsible.

We are not far from an election, the perfect opportunity to campaign against the Chief Minister and her government.

I must say I am a little surprised that you view me as a Labor/Greens stooge, I have started threads on this site criticising labor members and candidates and have referred to the Chief Minister as a wholly owned subsidary of the CFMEU – how many liberal members or candidates have you criticised on this site?

I have also posted my distaste for a number of greens policies on this site as well.

So, how about you take of the Canberra Liberals scarf and beanie for a while?

Sorry CSRI, I respect your opinions and would happily sit down and drink some beers with you, but on this score, I reckon the ACT government needs to be taken to task. We are are talking major fraud that is being glossed over by a completely self serving greens.

Elizabethany 8:03 pm 15 Aug 12

Considering that some of these have been held off multiple times by the current government, I don’t think they are that cut about them being delayed again. The whistleblower act has been held off by this govenment since 2004. Obviously not a high priority.

LSWCHP 7:45 pm 15 Aug 12

If it keeps this clown from introducing his offensive anti-free-speech legislation then bring it on.

Reech 7:22 pm 15 Aug 12

Speaking of definitions, Mr Corbell should learn the difference between ‘alternate’ and ‘alternative’.

CrocodileGandhi 4:40 pm 15 Aug 12

Mr Gillespie said :

Truthiness #5, the part that bothers me is the fact that marriage, by definition, is a union between a man and a woman.

And the definition of a voting citizen in many countries around the world for a very long time was “a white male”. Yet we somehow found it in our hearts to change that definition.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 4:25 pm 15 Aug 12

chewy14 said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Truthiness said :

a civil union isn’t a marriage, it is a legal recognition of a relationship. Straight people can still have marriages, they are unaffected. The only people who are effected by this are same sex couples who gain legal recognition. Straight couples lose nothing, the sanctity of marriage is preserved and there is a legal alternative for those who need it.

All of this without even mentioning the false dichotomy of limiting human sexuality to two sexes. Humans are inherently physiologically diverse and encompass a spectrum of sexual characteristics. Indeed “male” and “female” are largely sociological constructs which ignore the physical complexities of sexuality.

We already have same sex civil unions, don’t we?

Yep, but not with those all important ceremonies where the government says that your “love” is recognised.

Seriously, I’ve said it a million times but I’ll say it again, why is the government involved in people’s “love” at all?
The legal issues don’t require the government to recognise love, so why is anybody hetero or homo getting civil-married?

It should be civil unions for all.

What you say makes a lot of sense.

Civil unions for all, those who want a ceremony to go with it (religious or other) go for it. Problem solved.

davo101 4:12 pm 15 Aug 12

johnboy said :

I think it’s clear now that the Greens stand for advancing their agenda via a Labor party reliant on their vote.

One has to wonder what they’re getting for holding their noses this time.

Ah yes the joys of minority government. Imagine how much nose holding must go on at the Federal level between the Liberals and their agrarian socialist mates the Nationals.

Mysteryman said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Mysteryman said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Mysteryman said :

Important legislation

I really don’t think having R18 classified games is anywhere near as important an issue as having a Chief Minister who presided over large scale fraud.

Yes, shutting down the Assembly for a week, so you can move a motion that is guaranteed to fail, is a sensible course of action.

Clown.

And why is it guaranteed to fail? Because the local Greens have no principles and no integrity. They are the clowns.

Do you ever get tired of being an all-weather advocate for the Liberals?

Shutting down the assembly for a week, so you can engage in an exercise of futility is irresponsible in the extreme.

I don’t think you’re in a position to be crying “irresponsible!” – you seem to think that shutting down the LA for a week is far more serious than large scale fraud. Let me help you with this:

Presiding over large scale fraud is irresponsible.

Supporting someone who presides over large scale fraud is irresponsible.

Calling attention to it and making an attempt to do something about it? Not irresponsible.

I know it hurts that your precious Labor/Greens government screwed up royally, but your comment makes you look like a bigger Labor stooge than I previously thought possible.

Shutting down the assembly in a futile attempt to move a motion of no confidence is irresponsible.

We are not far from an election, the perfect opportunity to campaign against the Chief Minister and her government.

I must say I am a little surprised that you view me as a Labor/Greens stooge, I have started threads on this site criticising labor members and candidates and have referred to the Chief Minister as a wholly owned subsidary of the CFMEU – how many liberal members or candidates have you criticised on this site?

I have also posted my distaste for a number of greens policies on this site as well.

So, how about you take of the Canberra Liberals scarf and beanie for a while?

Mysteryman 3:53 pm 15 Aug 12

johnboy said :

I think it’s clear now that the Greens stand for advancing their agenda via a Labor party reliant on their vote.

One has to wonder what they’re getting for holding their noses this time.

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