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The death star rests on a single sheet of paper

By johnboy - 19 May 2011 9

Zed Seselja’s turned off the targeting computer and is using the force in his pursuit of just why the ACT Government seeks to build a stately pleasure dome to house all it’s minions (Gungahlin penal battalion excluded):

Katy Gallagher’s claim that the new Government Office building will save over $19 million every year collapsed today when the only evidence the government could produce was a single piece of A4 paper that was unsourced, undated, and unsubstantiated, Opposition Leader, Zed Seselja, said today.

“What has been provided is a cherry picked document that cobbles together any and all potential savings, but does not offset inevitable costs. Worse still, the cobbled together document contradicts the detailed analysis paid for by the Government,” Zed said.

“It does not include the interest the government will pay on borrowings needed to construct the building. It does not include depreciation, which government buildings are normally required to include. It does not include the hit to the bottom line for the rent that will be paid while construction is underway.

“The Chief Minister and other Labor Ministers have said on many occasions there are $19 million in supposed savings, but repeatedly could not answer how they came up with that figure.

“Nowhere in any of the 16 consultants reports released is there any mention of a $19 million dollar saving every year.

*cough*

Sixteen consultants’ reports?

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The death star rests on a single sheet of paper
taninaus 6:58 pm 19 May 11

The Frots said :

More consultants reports……………………………and 16 of them? Do we know how much all of this cost us?

Have a trawl through past budget papers, the allocations for the freasability bit is all there in the past few years.

Really Zed is so desperate to oppose this one – he will target anything! he asks for details, he gets given a summary – so what it fits on a single bit of paper!! The public servants made his life easy and summarised it all – they should be applauded as they have saved him hours!

p1 – I like your thinking 🙂

p1 3:23 pm 19 May 11

monomania said :

Where could that be?

The new suburb area at Mt Stromlo would be pretty central?

monomania 2:59 pm 19 May 11

Gerry-Built said :

..but it does stand to reason that if you co-locate your staff, there are significant savings to be made in streamlining some areas and removing redundancy. The biggest saving would be in building this thing right (according to ACT Government Policy) and pulling staff out of offices that need huge amounts of money spent on them to bring them up to said Policy.

I still think an expandable office park, central; but outside of Civic, is a much better idea than one big Civic-located building…

Where could that be?

Gerry-Built 2:38 pm 19 May 11

..but it does stand to reason that if you co-locate your staff, there are significant savings to be made in streamlining some areas and removing redundancy. The biggest saving would be in building this thing right (according to ACT Government Policy) and pulling staff out of offices that need huge amounts of money spent on them to bring them up to said Policy.

I still think an expandable office park, central; but outside of Civic, is a much better idea than one big Civic-located building…

p1 2:15 pm 19 May 11

Mothy said :

One has to wonder how much floorspace could be leased for the cost of 16 consultants reports….

I have a genuine question about consultants reports like this one. When you have 16 reports on the same thing, do they (a) agree in most ways, in which case just do what they recommend, or (b) disagree significantly, in which case I would be asking the consultants to explain how they are all pulling different answers out of their arses?

The Frots 1:46 pm 19 May 11

More consultants reports……………………………and 16 of them? Do we know how much all of this cost us?

I gather this was done when the late Chiefly was in office – this and the current bush fire inquiry wouldn’t be the reasons he left so quickly would they……?

Hmmm…………..?

Mothy 1:37 pm 19 May 11

One has to wonder how much floorspace could be leased for the cost of 16 consultants reports….

Captain RAAF 1:08 pm 19 May 11

…and the Rebel Alliance continues to grow, quietly…in the shadows.

p1 12:35 pm 19 May 11

Darth Vader never had these problems. Why doesn’t Katy just reach out and crush Zed’s throat with her mind?

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