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The true cost of Skywhale and do you want to pay it? [With poll]

By johnboy - 10 May 2013 84

The Liberals Jeremy Hanson is working up his outrage at the true cost of Skywhale.

In a Public Accounts Committee hearing today, it was revealed the true costs to the ACT for the Skywhale for the Centenary of Canberra will be $300,000. ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson asked today why again it is only after questioning by the opposition and the media that the full truth is uncovered.

“In a week that Katy Gallagher called for a doubling of ACT politicians, this $300,000 extravagance again shows out of touch the ACT Government is with Canberrans’ priorities.

“It was also revealed during the committee hearing that whilst Canberra taxpayers will pay $300,000 for the hot air balloon, it is not actually owned by the Territory and has a design life of only 100 flights, with only one of those flights planned for Canberra so far.

Meanwhile the CanMeme guys and girls have been having a field day:

skywhale

As luck would have it in this Brumby free week we reviewed Whale Ale in this week’s rugby podcast in case you’ve not had enough of all things Cetacean.

And now to the poll:

The Skywhale

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UPDATE: And with thanks again to CanMeme we should note the Canberra launch of the controversial beast will be at 9am tomorrow morning (Sat 11 May)

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Further Update: Enjoy twitter’s take through #skywhalemyths .


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84 Responses to
The true cost of Skywhale and do you want to pay it? [With poll]
Spitfire3 2:25 pm 10 May 13

shauno said :

An orange whale with huge tits what on earth has that got to do with Canberra

When people think of canberra, they think of politicians. “As useless as… “

Barcham 2:23 pm 10 May 13

shauno said :

An orange whale with huge tits what on earth has that got to do with Canberra or any where else for that matter.

Would you have preferred a giant letter C? A big Julia Gillard? An enormous Chicken Gormet?

What would you have made your giant balloon sculpture look like?

kyhigh 2:20 pm 10 May 13

This is probably the best thing that’s ever happened in Canberra. I think I’ll call my first born Skywhale.

shauno 2:10 pm 10 May 13

An orange whale with huge tits what on earth has that got to do with Canberra or any where else for that matter.

shauno 2:09 pm 10 May 13

Lets be honest here its absolutely rubbish and completely stupid to have this representing Canberra. Its got to be a sick joke surely.

poetix 2:09 pm 10 May 13

Cetaceous floater
chewing soft cud of sky krill
blubbered cumulus

davo101 2:07 pm 10 May 13

The Canmemes alone justify my $1.

johnboy 2:00 pm 10 May 13

We might have to nickname Jeremy “Ahab” after this.

DrKoresh 1:59 pm 10 May 13

I’m beginning to like it purely because of how angry it’s making people.

Endrey 1:59 pm 10 May 13

Yawn. How many majestic flying whales do we get for the true cash forked out on Jeremy Hanson?

MERC600 1:58 pm 10 May 13

Jon .. come back ! all is forgiven. Build as many monuements as you like !

Barcham 1:57 pm 10 May 13

The SkyWhale is awesome.

It’s starting to gather its own mythology on Twitter.

#SkyWhaleMyths

CanberraMelon 1:54 pm 10 May 13

vaguely said :

CanberraMelon said :

I love that the Skywhale is generating so much interest….the more people talk about it, the better the legend of the Skywhale becomes!

Discussion doesn’t make it any less s***.

It’s a piece of art…challenge yourself and take a step outside your comfort zone

vaguely 1:40 pm 10 May 13

CanberraMelon said :

I love that the Skywhale is generating so much interest….the more people talk about it, the better the legend of the Skywhale becomes!

Discussion doesn’t make it any less s***.

CanberraMelon 1:30 pm 10 May 13

I love that the Skywhale is generating so much interest….the more people talk about it, the better the legend of the Skywhale becomes!

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