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The unspeakable in pursuit of the unedible – Hargreaves v. Coe Round 1.

By johnboy 12 January 2009 30

Gungahlin Al has been in touch to point out that the the disgracefully slovenly ACT Legislative Assembly Hansard service has finally spun it’s laggardly wheels and the December sitting is now available. Al forwarded me this exchange:

    MR HARGREAVES: But the wish list that they had was an interesting one and I will go through a few of them. One was waiting lists for aged care accommodation. Yes, we were going to do that some time ago. Another was a land bank for aged persons accommodation care. We have already got that. Another was multiunit properties. We have already got that; it is in Housing ACT. In fact, I could take a couple of people around on a tour if they want one.

    Mr Coe: I’ve asked you for that.

    MR HARGREAVES: Did you say something, young fella?

    Mr Coe: I’ve asked you for a tour.

    MR HARGREAVES: I would not give you a tour of the old-people homes because you will frighten them.

    Mr Coe: Thanks. Good on you; you’re a real professional, minister.

    MR HARGREAVES: You, my dear boy, would not know the meaning of the word. My dear fellow, you were still in a sandpit when we were in here looking after the people of Canberra, and I will be here the day you go back to the sandpit. You are just such an absolutely appalling addition to this place. You should take some advice from some wise people such as Mr Doszpot.

    MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Ms Burch) Can we get back to the subject, minister.

    Mr Coe: Great use of the MPI! Great use of it!

    MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Coe, please.

    MR HARGREAVES: Mr Coe, you are a stand-up joke.

    MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Finish now.

    MR HARGREAVES: In fact, I suggest that you go and use some public transport. (Time expired.)

I suppose that if we must be represented by both Messrs Hargreaves and Coe it’s nice that they can at least be rude to each other for our entertainment.

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angry bob 8:50 pm 15 Jan 09

sexynotsmart said :

I am fed up with prunefaced 50-somethings belittling those of us with 30-something years walking the Earth.

Off topic:
Prunefaced 50 – somethings ?…What the hell is that ?
As far as I know, I have only one wrinkle and that gets taken care of regularly.

Belittling those 30 – somethings ? …Don’t you think * some * deserve it ?
Their favourite and most important words from vocabulary are :
MOBILE PHONE
LIFESTYLE
TEXTING
IMAGE
and last and best …IT’S ALL ABOUT ME !

dont get me started

peterh 9:54 am 14 Jan 09

BerraBoy68 said :

Skidbladnir said :

Doszpot for tosspot!
My bad, that was a typo. I meant Tosspot.

Aww, c’mon fella’s… Steve’s a long time family friend so I’m honour bound to defend him. He is a really good guy. By coincidence, his daughter will be my sons teacher this year (yay)!

Having friends as MLA’s certainly stirs up some inner termoil but I’ll stand by Steve. I am nothing if not loyal!

OT – I’m normally Labor but Hargraves does himself, the party and teh assembly no credit in that exchange.

known steve for many years, almost worked for him at one stage. I was happy to see him get a ticket into the greatest comedy show in canberra. I hope he takes notes on how not to be a popular MLA…

The_Phantom 8:07 pm 13 Jan 09

One MLA acted very dignified….and the other MLA very childish.

BerraBoy68 11:51 am 13 Jan 09

Skidbladnir said :

Doszpot for tosspot!
My bad, that was a typo. I meant Tosspot.

Aww, c’mon fella’s… Steve’s a long time family friend so I’m honour bound to defend him. He is a really good guy. By coincidence, his daughter will be my sons teacher this year (yay)!

Having friends as MLA’s certainly stirs up some inner termoil but I’ll stand by Steve. I am nothing if not loyal!

OT – I’m normally Labor but Hargraves does himself, the party and teh assembly no credit in that exchange.

Skidbladnir 11:45 am 13 Jan 09

Doszpot for tosspot!
My bad, that was a typo. I meant Tosspot.

Crikey 11:15 am 13 Jan 09

This is a disgrace. How dare the Minister suggest that Mr Doszpot is “wise”!

ant 10:23 am 13 Jan 09

barking toad said :

Our minister John was obviously in a testy mood.

Perhaps he had to pay for lunch. And chose a cheap and crook red to boot.

I don’t think he regards any red as “crook”. Unless it’s a non-alcohol one.

ant 10:17 am 13 Jan 09

I have a niggling feeling that the original quote was “the unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible”.

Coe needs to invite Hargreaves out behind the bike sheds I reckon.

Mr Evil 9:33 am 13 Jan 09

The only possible explanation for Hargreaves behaviour is that excess alcohol consumption really does kill brain cells?

Maybe he could take Todd Carney under his wing and employ him as his permanent drinking buddy/driver.

pug206gti 9:23 am 13 Jan 09

Hargreaves is great. So entertaining! Made working in an ACT Gov ministerial worthwhile, especially after lunch. May the sparring continue, and the postings of such exchanges be as regular as Hansard will allow.

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