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Some modest proposals for ACT Governance [With poll]

By johnboy 20 December 2012 22

In the budget submissions story PantsMan made some suggestions which struck me as worthy of a wider audience:

2012/12/20 at 10:45 am

Here are some ideas:

    * Sell our public art collection to Macquarie Bank and lease it back for 50 years. (What this would achieve, I don’t know, but it would be the final ridiculous cherry on that public expenditure disaster.)

    * Close the Commerce and Works Directorate. Contract with a big four accounting firm to perform their functions.

    * Close ACT Health (after the Royal Commission) and pay NSW to provide all healthcare in the ACT.

    * Take sports funding out of Andrew Barr’s hands and place it under the control of an expert advisory board.

    * repeal the Human Rights Act, close the Human Right Commission, and refer our powers in this area to the Commonwealth.

    * Repeal the Heritage Act.

    * Split ACTION into two companies, privatise one. Then offer government subsidies on a competitive tendering basis. If ACTION cannot make a profit in five years, close it.

    * Hold a commission of inquiry into what “Transport Officers” do. If they do noting more than talk to their mates-who are actually driving the buses-at the Civic Interchange, sack them.

    * Sell ACTEW. Or at least ban any expenditure by ACTEW sponsorships and corporate hospitality. (I never though about buying water until I saw an ACTEW ad on TV.)

    * Increase land release until housing prices fall 50 per cent. Remove all planing restrictions that prevent high density housing.

    * Close the ACT Public Library system, and give people free bus tickets to the National Library.

    * Close any school that is not 80 per cent full.

    * Enter into a MoU with NSW to have the NSW Auditor-General and the NSW ICAC oversight the ACT.

So what do you think of the PantsMan agenda and would you vote for it?

Would you support the PantsMan agenda?

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joingler 12:49 pm 21 Dec 12

How can I get a bus to the national library if ACTION is shut down?

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