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Stanhope’s prelude to Ruddorama 2020

By Ralph - 8 April 2008 26

Apparently Stanhope hosted his own forum of 300 ‘experts’ to discuss all things 2020 over the weekend. If anything, it presented a crystal ball gaze into events upcoming in Canberra over the weekend of April 19-20.

Andrew Leigh, a participant, presents his summary of the vapid ideas from Stanhope’s naval gaze with the anointed 300. It is Canberra of course, so you can expect the following, halfwit, quasi-Stalinist, ideas to be spawned:

Sign a treaty between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Employ an arts practitioner in every workplace.
Define creative arts funding as a share of GDP.
Mandate superannuation to invest in venture capital.
Develop the concept of a ‘wellness footprint’ and associated metrics through a central body.
Promote wellness through all stages of life.
Raise public transport participation rates from 7% to 50%.
Create ‘super regions’ (pop about 1 million).
Equitable education and training.
Recognise the importance of teachers.
Redesign and reconceptualise schooling in the ACT.
Canberra as a global city.

We can expect all this and more at Ruddorama, plus photos with vacuous celebrities, and the resurrection of every bad leftist policy ever imagined, and the birth of some new ones, like

Louse Adler’s suggestion to place a tax on all movie ticket sales. This is so the proles can subsidise the lifestyle of the pretentious and the great unwashed of the arts community, who can’t earn a living off the public teat.

More expert commentary over at Andrew Bolt.

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26 Responses to
Stanhope’s prelude to Ruddorama 2020
barking toad 3:55 pm 08 Apr 08

Thank you Ralph for posting the “outcome” of this idiotic wankfest.

I’ve been avoiding it because of the pain it brings to sensible people.

But it can’t be ignored, sadly.

Treaties, wellness footprints, farts funding linked to GDP…. ffs!

A tad disappointing that the gay hippies have drifted off the gorebull warming/climate change tack. Maybe the weather’s been cold.

And they wonder why the kiddies hammer the piss!

Skidbladnir 2:59 pm 08 Apr 08

neanderthalsis said :

It’s like pissing yourself whilst wearing a black suit: you get a nice warm sensation, no-one else notices any difference and the only after effect is a slightly offensive odour.

I vote we make that a tagline.

re Everything else: These ideas are all crap, the man’s an idiot for hosting this.

Mr Evil 2:57 pm 08 Apr 08

A giant smiley face on City Hill would chase the blues away?

neanderthalsis 2:56 pm 08 Apr 08

Maybe he wants to turn the ACT into something like Bhutan with their GNH (Gross National Happiness) indicators being more important than economic development.

Thumper 2:21 pm 08 Apr 08

Thank you 😉

Snahons_scv6_berlina 2:13 pm 08 Apr 08

I think you are looking for the word “f@ucktards” thumper…

Mr Evil 1:30 pm 08 Apr 08

“Promote wellness through all stages of life.”

Well, there’s the solution to the Health system woes: stop getting sick all you selfish bastards!

Thumper 1:24 pm 08 Apr 08

A wellness footprint?

Come on, who else here thinks that this is one of the biggest wanks they have ever heard in their life?

Seriously, ‘a wellness footprint’?

Like Ssanta said, how about fixing the bloody health system you bunch of pie in the sky tards…

Thumper 1:22 pm 08 Apr 08

I love how Stanhope, the staunch defender of the ACT against the Commonwealth, now meekly toes the party line.

All his posturing about human rights, etc against the Howard government had nothing to do with the ACT and everything to do with his (Stanhope’s) ideology.

Anyone feel they’ve been taken for a ride? You should.

Mr Evil 1:21 pm 08 Apr 08

Is screwing the Health and Education system within the ACT on the list?

Oh, it doesn’t matter, they’re doing that anyway!

S4anta 1:20 pm 08 Apr 08

A wellness footprint…

How about knocking off the amount of bureaucrats that are involved in the Health protfolio and get back to tipping funds into the Hospitals?

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 1:04 pm 08 Apr 08

Mandate superannuation to invest in venture capital.</i)
Of course.. by its nature, a significant portion of dollars invested into venture capital result in $0 returns. Sorry, but I don’t want my retirement money to be pissed up the wall…

Agreed, this is a laughable suggestion, and completely at odds with the concept of superannuation. This sort of busted idea is just one of the reasons why I have no real interest in using superannuation as a means to support myself in retirement. Having idiots having impact on my financial assets is the reason I don’t trust it.

neanderthalsis 12:56 pm 08 Apr 08

It’s good to see the local government getting proactive and doing some conceptual planning for the future of the Territory. It’s like pissing yourself whilst wearing a black suit: you get a nice warm sensation, no-one else notices any difference and the only after effect is a slightly offensive odour.

LG 12:54 pm 08 Apr 08

Mandate superannuation to invest in venture capital.
Of course.. by its nature, a significant portion of dollars invested into venture capital result in $0 returns. Sorry, but I don’t want my retirement money to be pissed up the wall…

I better stop now or i’ll end up going through most of these outcomes.. negatively…

LG 12:37 pm 08 Apr 08

*Employ an arts practitioner in every workplace.
*Define creative arts funding as a share of GDP.

Not an overly broad representative group if these ended up as the main outcomes

*Raise public transport participation rates from 7% to 50%.
Light rail between town centres and feeder bus services through the suburbs 😉

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