Simon writes about… well, something….

Thumper 16 February 2007 4

Whilst perusing the SHM opinions section I came across this gem from our beloved Simon Corbell.

After reading it I was really none the wiser as to what point he was trying to put forward, except that the Commonwealth should be giving the States more money to address national social issues and that, in his opinion, the Commonwealth has been neglectful in not addressing these issues, whatever they may be.

Although Simon’s idea that a National approach to a number of things is a good idea, I find myself questioning his reasons for saying so, remembering that the ACT under the Stanhope Government has a long track record of totally rejecting anything suggested by the current Federal Government.

Is this a case of handballing problems to someone else? Or is there something on the horizon that the ACT public may or may not like?

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4 Responses to Simon writes about… well, something….
Pandy Pandy 8:10 pm 16 Feb 07

Simon might have taken too many meds on the day and that is why it makes no sense.

Al Al 3:30 pm 16 Feb 07

Still trying to fathom Corbell’s musings myself Thumper.
Best I can interpret, it means:
“Do as I say, not what I do.”

the beggar artist the beggar artist 3:05 pm 16 Feb 07

Simon who?

Isn’t that corbell bloke the one who works for some of canberra’s developers?

poptop poptop 3:02 pm 16 Feb 07

I thought he meant that he and his colleagues have so badly botched up metropolitan urban planning in all its facets that it was time to give it to the big boys on the hill.

If the Feds take on this role, what role will the ACT Planning Minister have? I think it Simon’s way of indicating either he couldn’t plan his way out of a paper bag or that he’s off the lithium again.

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