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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.

Form letter signed by celebrity
Certficiate

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…

carnardly 12:57 pm 20 Oct 10

thanks p1. I don’t frequent that vicinty too often.

p1 9:52 pm 19 Oct 10

I feel some nominating coming on….

Skidbladnir 9:26 pm 19 Oct 10

Primal said :

Why don’t we nominate johnboy? He sounds like he wants that certificate badly…

If your want a certificate for your target, think bigger and just nominate for Australian of the Year.
Nominations are free to submit online, and everybody whose name is in the database of nominations gets a glossy certificate.

(Honorary Degree Mill) Doctor Danny Nahliah was so proud of his freebie Australian of the Year (nomination) certificate that he has difficulty shutting up about it on his website.
Johnboy will probably do much the same, surely…

I-filed 7:40 pm 19 Oct 10

Primal said :

Why don’t we nominate johnboy? He sounds like he wants that certificate badly…

Or Jorian Gardiner?

Primal 7:27 pm 19 Oct 10

Why don’t we nominate johnboy? He sounds like he wants that certificate badly…

TAD 6:23 pm 19 Oct 10

Mully was a Queanbeyan resident actually.

Deref 5:58 pm 19 Oct 10

I’m pretty cynical about these X of the Year things, but I vote for Fiona Patten.

Waiting For Godot 5:58 pm 19 Oct 10

Actually, nominating Mully for Canberran of the Year is not as silly and facetious as it might sound at first. After all he brought Canberra massive publicity nationwide – you couldn’t have bought all of that, it was all over the media. This resulted in more people becoming aware of our fair city and consequently tourism would have been boosted. So a lot more money came into the city thanks to Mully’s misadventure and business benefitted so there would have been more jobs created as a result. So Mully’s death was a win-win for all concerned and as such he would be a good choice as Canberran of the Year.

    johnboy 6:08 pm 19 Oct 10

    To say nothing of the huge number of court cases closed by the death of all involved.

p1 4:05 pm 19 Oct 10

carnardly said :

I saw a Mully tribute at the Wodo bus interchange the other day…

Yup, it appeared the week after Mully did the world a favour.

Chaz 3:10 pm 19 Oct 10

“Canberra is home to a huge number of people who excel in their chosen fields.”

Why does the canberran of the year have to be great at their job? can’t they be chosen for other reasons?

circle jerk awards as usual

Ian 2:55 pm 19 Oct 10

Does Mully qualify? After all he was a Queanbeyan rather than Canberra resident.

Although I seem to recall that his current home is in Woden.

carnardly 2:53 pm 19 Oct 10

I saw a Mully tribute at the Wodo bus interchange the other day – funny – given that’s where all the classy bogans hang out.

I was walking along near the little asian grocery (where le h’omme hairdressers used to be decades ago) and there’s an overpass between the police station and the back of the churches centre.

It was noicely decorated (read graffiti sprayed) with Mully.

georgesgenitals 2:14 pm 19 Oct 10

Definitely Mully.

p1 1:35 pm 19 Oct 10

“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.”

While reading the above I immediately had the urge to nominate Justin “The Mully”™ Williams. He excelled at poor making poor judgements and poor driving, and they contributed to our city by using their poor driving to remove themselves from it.

Reading on, I was heartened to see that my RiotACT brethren are as sick and twisted as myself.

astrojax 1:29 pm 19 Oct 10

motleychick said :

ME!!!!!!

no, me. i’m so much more understated…

motleychick 1:19 pm 19 Oct 10

ME!!!!!!

Pommy bastard 1:12 pm 19 Oct 10

colourful sydney racing identity said :

I think we need a community campaign to nominate either Impacted Nurse or Mully (posthumously) for their contribution to public debate.

OOH! Sweet. Let’s get a “Mully for citizen of the year” campaign going at RiotAct, people power at its finest.

🙂

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