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Time to nominate your citizen of the year

By johnboy 19 October 2010 26

The Stanhope Government has thoroughly debauched the “Citizen of the Year”. In 2003 everyone in the city received the award in the wake of the 2003 fires (although I’m yet to see my certificate).

Last year all the Rotary Clubs of Canberra got the nod further dilluting the acclaim of a single “Citizen of the Year” while currying political advantage.

Previous winners have been such sacred cows as Jack Waterford, Matilda House, and John Mackay.

But today Katy Gallagher asks you all to nominate a Canberra Citizen of the Year for 2011.

Ms Gallaher said nominations were open to individuals and groups in any field, including the arts, education, community work and business.

“Canberra is home to a huge number of people who excel in their chosen fields. The Canberra Citizen of the Year Award is an opportunity to recognise their efforts and the contributions they make to our community life.

“It’s also an opportunity to thank those people on behalf of the entire city.

“I would like Canberrans to think about their colleagues, their friends and their family, and consider the contributions they make. They could be an extraordinary teacher, a great business leader or a committed neighbourhood worker. The Canberra Citizen of the Year could be just about anyone,” Ms Gallagher said.

There’s a pdf to print out to dead-tree if you’re of a mind to nominate.

UPDATE: CSRI has suggested we organise a campaign for Justin “Mully” Williams to be nominated with a view to a win. Discuss for and against below.

Nominating Mully for Canberra Citizen of the Year

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p1 4:29 pm 20 Oct 10

Skidbladnir said :

Surely small facts like Mully being dead or not actually a Canberran would stand in the way of a blind database mail merge from the ACT Government…

Why should it? He has done more for the community in the last couple of months then he ever did before. And while he doesn’t live in the ACT, he doesn’t exactly live in NSW any more either.

Pommy bastard 4:16 pm 20 Oct 10

Bugger “Canberran of the year”, think big! I’m petitioning the pope to do a Mary on Mully.

Skidbladnir 2:56 pm 20 Oct 10

See, even if you vilify Islam to the point that it takes five years of court cases to get you out of it, or explain that people completely unrelated to the aborting of fetuses deserved to have their homes burned to the ground, or that witches are in control of the Federal Government, you can get an Australian of the Year (nomination) Certificate.

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Surely small facts like Mully being dead or not actually a Canberran would stand in the way of a blind database mail merge from the ACT Government…

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