Chief Minister Gallagher has announced that you’re all ACT Ambassadors for the National Year of Reading .
OK, not really. But given the number of people named, the questionable literacy of some named, the dubious local nature of at least one of the entries, well personally I’m offended no-one asked if I wanted a go and so should the rest of you be.
Here’s the list:
ACT Ambassadors for the National Year of Reading 2012
— Katy Gallagher – ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services (Primary Ambassador)
— Simon Corbell, MLA – Attorney General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development
— Kate Lundy – Federal Senator for the ACT
— Jackie French – Author
— Marion Halligan – Author
— Jack Heath – Author
— Tania McCartney – Author
— Omar Musa – Spoken Word Artist
— Jess Bibby – Captain, Canberra Capitals
— Canberra Roller Derby League
— Phil Davis – Greater Western Sydney Giants
— Grace Gill – Canberra United
— Matt Toomua – ACT Brumbies
— Mark Carmody – Weather presenter, ABC News
— Louise Maher – Drive Presenter, 666 ABC
— Rob Paxevanos – Host, Fishing Australia
— Scotty and Nige, FM 104.7 Breakfast Presenters
— Jack Waterford – Editor at Large, The Canberra Times
— Mark Sullivan – Managing Director, ACTEW AGL
— Rod Little, Chairperson of the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body (ATSIEB)
The Chief Minister had this to say about the list:
“I am also thrilled to announce the support of some very special Ambassadors for the ACT during the National Year of Reading, including a number of local authors, well-known media personalities, sports men and women and politicians. There is also representation from the local business sector in Canberra.
“Watch out for our wonderful Ambassadors in 2012 as they help to spread the message that reading is both important and fun,” the Chief Minister concluded.
Question for bonus points. Who is representing the business sector on that list?