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The new cabinet unveiled!

By johnboy 7 November 2008 33

The Chief Minister has published details of his new cabinet.

Katy Gallagher’s the big winner, picking up Treasury on the way, presumably, to the big job.

Full ministry list below:

Mr Jon Stanhope MLA

    Chief Minister

    Minister for Transport

    Minister for Territory and Municipal Services

    Minister for Business and Economic Development

    Minister for Indigenous Affairs

    Minister for the Arts and Heritage

Ms Katy Gallagher MLA

    Deputy Chief Minister

    Treasurer

    Minister for Health

    Minister for Community Services

    Minister for Women

Mr Simon Corbell MLA

    Attorney General

    Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water

    Minister for Energy

    Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Mr John Hargreaves MLA

    Minister for Disability and Housing

    Minister for Ageing

    Minister for Multicultural Affairs

    Minister for Industrial Relations

    Minister for Corrections

Mr Andrew Barr

    Minister for Education and Training

    Minister for Children and Young People

    Minister for Planning

    Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation

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Skidbladnir 9:39 pm 08 Nov 08

“Lunatic fringe”, because an hour for formalities (like swearing in the newbies in from of the Chief Justice) and then scheduling the next sitting day (so the newbies actually get to use some of those resources they didn’t get before being sworn in, so they can bring themselves up to speed) is not any length of time to get things done -in-.

I am being slightly pragmatic.

Gungahlin Al 9:32 pm 08 Nov 08

Bloody quote tags…

monomania 12:04 pm 08 Nov 08

amarooresident said :

The fact of the matter is that a 9% swing resulted in very little change – Stanhope stared down the greens and out negotiated them. Given the result of the election, he has come through relatively unscathed. I think most greens voters (I would be interested to hear from them) would have envisioned much more change than this. I think in their quiet moments most hoped that Stanhope would be punished and ditched (still maybe labor but with new blood and a fresh approach)

Your just making stuff up to suit your argument now. The Assembly has changed dramatically. Labor lost two seats the Libs lost one and the Greens gained three. Every single piece of legislation will now have to be negotiated through the Assembly which will require compromise on the part of the Government, which they didn’t have to do last time round. Ideally it will result in better legislation. If that’s not change I don’t know what is.

All in all I think the Canberra community knew exactly what it was doing.

5 out of 6 voters didn’t vote for the Greens. We still don’t know if Stanhope has done secret deals with them.

housebound 11:58 am 08 Nov 08

Can we have a new category – ‘lunatic fringe’ for those who don’t uncritically support the Greens and are a bit skeptical about what they will actually be able to do?

Gungahlin Al 9:35 am 08 Nov 08

amarooresident said :

The fact of the matter is that a 9% swing resulted in very little change – Stanhope stared down the greens and out negotiated them. Given the result of the election, he has come through relatively unscathed. I think most greens voters (I would be interested to hear from them) would have envisioned much more change than this. I think in their quiet moments most hoped that Stanhope would be punished and ditched (still maybe labor but with new blood and a fresh approach)

Your just making stuff up to suit your argument now. The Assembly has changed dramatically. Labor lost two seats the Libs lost one and the Greens gained three. Every single piece of legislation will now have to be negotiated through the Assembly which will require compromise on the part of the Government, which they didn’t have to do last time round. Ideally it will result in better legislation. If that’s not change I don’t know what is.

All in all I think the Canberra community knew exactly what it was doing.

Sound reasoning amarooresident. Can I quote you in the next GunSmoke?

johnboy 9:20 am 08 Nov 08

Me, I’d be glad to get some media releases out of the lazy good for nothings!

disenfranchised 8:17 am 08 Nov 08

Just be thankful the Liberals couldn’t persuade the Greens to give them a crack at it. They tried every inducement to get the Greens onside. Anything it seems to grab the reins of power. Privately they all sneered at the Greens – have for years. That was monumental hypocrisy on their part. Imagine Dunne a Minister. She was a very ordinary Shadow Minister who managed to find myriad ways of doing nothing. She was never a team player and was widely disliked by most of her colleagues. Belconnen (Ginninderra) sent her a strong message (basically no thanks). You’d expect a much better result given her time at the Assembly. Coe is too young to be an MLA let alone hold anything approaching a powerful position. No doubt Kent and Mulcahy will be coaching him in private. The fact is Zed will make his 6 MLAs all Shadow Ministers and they’ll think they are important. We’ll have a diet of 4 years of press releases nobody reads or believes with the odd 15 second sound bite on WIN news from them. Watch Zed’s work rate. He had a reputation in his first three years of not putting in. Opposition can be very cosy for some. Many Liberals were relieved they didn’t win. The talent wasn’t there. Zed and his cronies talk victory, masking a very poor result in 2008 (the plain fact is Smyth achieved more in 2004).

Isn’t it time we changed the system in Canberra to one more like a Council? We cannot afford to carry the number of MLA drones we have on the payroll. If the public knew the pay and conditions of service for MLAs they would be horrified. For example, how can we afford to pay an Opposition leader a package of over $200K a year? What will we get for that? Our pretend parliament is just plain silly.

Sleaz274 11:48 pm 07 Nov 08

It’s still a Labor government people their Cabinet and Ministerial decisions will be entirely Labor. What the large number of Greens allow is far more negotiation, consultation, adaptation, debate and the inability to simply push through unpopular cabinet decisions such as happened with the school closures for instance. That particular action could not occur with the new Leg Ass setup. Well unless of course the Liberals supported it.

Hargreaves was terrible for TaMS talk about no consultation, kept them all like mushrooms and then just ordered things happen destroying any hope to adequately resource projects.

thetruth 9:26 pm 07 Nov 08

welcome to the “lunatic fringe” miz and housebound

housebound 8:13 pm 07 Nov 08

I think some of us were hoping for more change than returning the same old same olds, and we wanted the Greens to inject more than they seem to have.

miz 6:45 pm 07 Nov 08

I agree with thetruth actually. I am certainly waiting for something more than what we’ve got so far.

thetruth 5:23 pm 07 Nov 08

Sorry for being part of a “lunatic fringe” – I am a bit perplexed as to how that post was so out there (but maybe being fringe and thinking you are pretty much mainstream is what makes you a lunatic) – but this cabinet looks very familiar and very unchanged. A swing that big would indicate to me that some bigger changes could have been warranted.

There may be changes in the way the government acts, but that is untested so far.

We will see how it unfolds, especially as cuts to expenditure are required.

amarooresident 4:18 pm 07 Nov 08

The fact of the matter is that a 9% swing resulted in very little change – Stanhope stared down the greens and out negotiated them. Given the result of the election, he has come through relatively unscathed. I think most greens voters (I would be interested to hear from them) would have envisioned much more change than this. I think in their quiet moments most hoped that Stanhope would be punished and ditched (still maybe labor but with new blood and a fresh approach)

Your just making stuff up to suit your argument now. The Assembly has changed dramatically. Labor lost two seats the Libs lost one and the Greens gained three. Every single piece of legislation will now have to be negotiated through the Assembly which will require compromise on the part of the Government, which they didn’t have to do last time round. Ideally it will result in better legislation. If that’s not change I don’t know what is.

All in all I think the Canberra community knew exactly what it was doing.

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