Troy Williams to stand in Molonglo

TroyWilliams 25 January 2008 58

G’day all

As a few here have already guessed, yes I will be seeking endorsement to be a Liberal candidate for Molongolo in this year’s elections.

The decision was a simple one, the ACT Government needs the priorities right and keep focused on the important issues. In essence, I believe that we need a change for the better.

I’m taking nothing for granted, from preselection through to the election itself, at each stage I’ll make an effort to do the right thing.

Over to you – I’m happy to hear your thoughts about what the priories are for our community.

All the best


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58 Responses to Troy Williams to stand in Molonglo
Fluges Fluges 2:03 pm 31 Jan 08

Well, we know he’s not Mel Torme, Thumper, ‘cos he died nearly 10 years ago. Then again, you do believe in ghosts don’t you …

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 9:28 am 30 Jan 08

If Troy ever became a figure in ACT Opposition (or someday, ACT Government) and had policy stances on controversial issues, could we be able to get an email interview along the lines of the Andrew Barr schools Q&A, or would we have to rely on the pap fed via the CT?

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 2:06 pm 29 Jan 08

Yes. I’m John Hargreaves.

Work out who I really am on Facebook (I left a clue) and you can have a private exchange of insults if you wish, as caf suggested, but don’t bring stupid arguments from other threads into this one. Let Troy have his space to hear what people have to say.

Mælinar Mælinar 2:06 pm 29 Jan 08

If he says he’s not Hargreaves, it’s on the table.

Thumper Thumper 2:04 pm 29 Jan 08

How do we know he is not Mel Torme?

caf caf 2:02 pm 29 Jan 08

If you want a private conversation, use email.

Mælinar Mælinar 1:58 pm 29 Jan 08

WMD the question was to Thumper, not you.

Are you confirming you are John Hargreaves ?

James-T-Kirk James-T-Kirk 1:53 pm 29 Jan 08

Oh – I forgot – Is there another election.

Who will the Sun ripened tomato party candidate be – They had my vote the first time around…

(Right after I (as the majority) voted to drop self government – Look where that got us… Yep – voting makes such a difference.

At least, we could have a bit of fun, Select a little known party rep name, and vote as them *many* times….

Alternately, you could vote as “Colin James Dunstan” – Gold!!!!

James-T-Kirk James-T-Kirk 1:51 pm 29 Jan 08

No —- I am – (At least I would be if I could remember my other logins for this site…;-)

*yawn* Another bloody polly – *yawn*

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 1:48 pm 29 Jan 08

Yes, you soooo exposed me, Maelinar.

I am John Hargreaves, John Stanhope, John Howard and Johnny Cash. Obviously.

Mælinar Mælinar 1:43 pm 29 Jan 08

Hey Thumper, do you think WMD is the raisin ?

If you think about it, they are both as mad as a turnip, and WMD has never denied not being Hargreaves. I also strongly suspect WMD is guilty of drunken in charge of a computer, something that Hargreaves is surely accountable for as well, judging from his track record.

Mælinar Mælinar 1:38 pm 29 Jan 08

err hingo I don’t think Troy feels RA is a good place to get the opinions of ACT residents, I’d say he approaches this website holding a very big broomstick.

This website undeniably has a role in ACT politics, mainly through I hazard to say, the previous efforts of JB and the rest of the RA crew in fostering that role.

What any publicly announced politician (I know there are a few who choose not to identify themselves to avoid undue harrassment) will get on RA is a supercritical exposure to anything related to the ACT/Canberra. Sometimes this is warranted, sometimes not so welcome.

It’s certainly an opinion, but its not the only one, and its not necessarily representative of the whole of Canberra, although in most cases, RA membership is an open invitation, and an open forum – you only get closed down when you start getting psycho. Actually, perhaps it is representative, but thats for a thinktank/research group to determine.

I do know that if I ever wanted to know something about ACT politics, I’d look here first for the critical debate. That’s probably why Troy has a presence here – albeit he does seem to be more of a lurker than a poster, further comments genuinely welcome from Troy himself.

Thumper Thumper 1:37 pm 29 Jan 08

I’d have to say that at least Troy puts his name and opinions on RA for everyone to read and comment upon.

That is either a very brave, or possibly stupid move 😉

Imagine if Hargreaves posted here? The fun everyone could have!

CanberraGreen CanberraGreen 1:14 pm 29 Jan 08

ffs. If a guy has whacko ideas fine, if he can’t type all that well so what? MLAs have staff, doubt candidates get that sort of support.

what are the odds that troy was educated by a state labor education system?

caf caf 1:06 pm 29 Jan 08

Ugh, art by committee, I can’t think of anything worse.

hingo hingo 1:00 pm 29 Jan 08

And that’s the point right there Skidbladnir. The fact that he feels that RiotACT is a good place to get the opinions of the residents of ACT. I doubt Stanhope would have the balls but maybe he isn’t looking for advice on spelling 😉

What is your position on public art Troy? Do you believe there should there be some sort of public poll to decide before these pieces are commissioned?

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 12:47 pm 29 Jan 08

I’m just giving him stick for joining in the Politicians Redefining the English Language thread with a website full of typos on the day he announced.
(New typo: the electorate is correctly spelled as Molonglo on his website and elsewhere, just not here on Troy’s RiotAct announcement)
He’s welcome to have a go at me anytime he likes really, as I’d prefer to have a local member I talk to.

hingo hingo 12:22 pm 29 Jan 08

Judging by some of the comments here, it seems like for a politician to succeed, they must have a dictionary in hand and a website designer who doesn’t f*ck up EVER! If you meet those two criteria, then you can’t lose.

caf caf 12:16 pm 29 Jan 08

Thanks, it does. A Liberal from the libertarian mould is certainly what they need more of to succeed in the ACT.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 12:02 pm 29 Jan 08

Either Troy is planning a takeover of the domain (where I expected to find information about RM Williams, or Williams the Shoemen, but currently redirecting to a site about the town of Coral Bay in the Shire of Williams, Western Australia) or his signature link should be pointing to

Can someone here clarify for me: What is involved in being endorsed by the Liberal Party to stand as a candidate, and is it really anything more than just gathering the required internal ACT Lib votes to carry a motion giving consent to run?
*is not normally concerned or informed about internal ACT Lib decisions, until they become spectacular public implosions, eg: The Mulcahy Implosion*

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