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Tell them how it’s done!

By poptop - 24 December 2008 19

Katy is asking for your advice on how to organise the ACT’s Budget for next year.

While she seems to be at pains to remind us that the Rivers of Gold have dried up, she is really interested to hear any suggestions you might have to lead the ACT through these dark economic times.

If you feel like giving her a hand, drop her a line at any time between now and 10 February.

[ED (Kramer) – Meanwhile Zed puts the boot in, saying the goverment will sacrifice election promises to pull the budget back on track. So should we drop some projects? or continue to deliver the promises and run the budget into the ground?]

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19 Responses to
Tell them how it’s done!
winning star 3:52 pm 24 Dec 08

It’s amazing how RIOT ACT always seems to come up with more solutions than MLAs do. Still waiting to here a solution from the Libs and ALP.

Imagine if we had scrapped stamp duty, we’d be even worse off for sure.

PantsMan 3:16 pm 24 Dec 08

Budget saving number one: sack the Treasury Department.

miz 11:33 am 24 Dec 08

Avoid silly and unnecessary artworks, and instead implement the *new, improved* weekend bus timetable we should have already, that stil hasn’t got up for some reason . . .

and how about a few bins at Pine Island?

peterh 11:32 am 24 Dec 08

all MLA’s catch the bus, sell the ACT govt car fleet, kill off InTACT – redeploy necessary staff to the depts, cancel all ICT Contracts, make the users stay with pc’s / printers / copiers, for at least 3-years, not refresh per year, and auction off the art.


Skidbladnir 11:16 am 24 Dec 08

Okay, to start the austerity measures, and bring it to the public consciousness, encourage all MLA’s to only do home-haircutting.

Fiona 10:29 am 24 Dec 08

cost cutting?

but how much are the people bing paid who then have to READ the re-submissions?

la mente torbida 10:25 am 24 Dec 08

Unlike the permanent staff that are paid to perform these functions she now wants people to volunteer? WTF?

H1NG0 10:09 am 24 Dec 08

We need more spiky monuments, boulders on painted wooden palettes, crashed helicopters and flailing arm thingys littering our one lane arteries….oh and more bike lanes!!

Note: sarcasm intended

jimbocool 10:03 am 24 Dec 08

And the beauty is that the infrastructure is already in place for a canal network – there are all these empty concrete-lined channels all over the city!

Ian 10:01 am 24 Dec 08

Here’s my advice. Waste less money on bullshit fairy floss stuff, and stick to the essentials. Get rid of all the people who don’t actually perform useful functions, and employ more who actually have a purpose to their jobs.

What will actually happen? They’ll raise a few taxes, make a few token cuts to important things (not their fluffy pet projects) and hope like hell the property market picks up.

poptop 9:30 am 24 Dec 08

Venice of the Antipodes – love it!

captainwhorebags 9:23 am 24 Dec 08

Thumper: Canals is a truly brilliant idea.

I’d like to see it extended though to have canals linking all the Canberra “lakes” through various locks and lifts.

For a while the water speed record was set on Blowering Dam near Tumut, so give the VFT a miss and have VFB instead.

Thumper 9:21 am 24 Dec 08

Interesting point Kramer. I’d suggest that the idea was to not do these projewcts all along, and then blame the world wide recession for them not being done.

Canny politics. Promise the earth, then find a (albeit, legitimate) reason why not to deliver.

Thumper 9:18 am 24 Dec 08

Give it to me.

I’ll singlehandedly kickstart the economy by drinking lots, and building canals around civic so people can kayak to work. In fact, I’d build canals to Belconnen and Woden as well.

And canal boats!

You know it makes sense.

Skidbladnir 9:06 am 24 Dec 08

I say we spend it all on Swarovski baubles, moissanite rings, and glass beads.

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