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Vicki Dunne email interview

Kerces 28 February 2006 30

Liberal MLA Vicki Dunne has agreed to be part of a new RiotACT email interview series.

In the past we have chosen ten questions from those suggested, however, depending on the questions, I may pick five and add five follow-ups to them.

So, what do you want to know about Vicki Dunne and how she thinks? Put your suggested questions below before next Tuesday (28-FEB-06) and I’ll send them off on Wednesday.

UPDATED:This is a final call for all the questions you’ve ever wanted to ask of Liberal MLA Vicki Dunne, who has agreed to do an email interview with us.

Questions will be taken until approximately 9.30pm Tuesday 28-FEB-06.

FURTHER UPDATE The questions have now been sent. You can see the ones chosen in the comments below.


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bonfire bonfire 10:05 am 02 Mar 06

you cant get an action bus because terry snow and the act gummint have been butting heads for years. anything that makes it easier for peopel to get to the airport the gummint will block.

andy andy 2:36 pm 01 Mar 06

bonfire, there IS a service, no denying that. But its EXPENSIVE. Even if you work at brindabella, you still pay soemthing lik 3.50 a trip.
Why shouldn’t i be able to get out here on an Action bus in civic(going down consitution av, through russell then straight down morsehead drive, not goin through anywhere stupid like fyshwick.

Kerces Kerces 1:43 pm 01 Mar 06

Bonfire, you had a whole week to see what questions other people wanted asked and, if you thought it appropriate, to compose your own question on public transport for consideration with all the others. You didn’t ask about public transport, so it wasn’t included.

bonfire bonfire 12:53 pm 01 Mar 06

5 is easy – there already is a bus to the airport. snow has a contract with deanes to run a mon-fri business hours service.

should there not perhaps be a question on public transport in general. your questions skirt it – parking in civic, buses to airport etc.

Maelinar Maelinar 9:58 am 01 Mar 06

On a side related issue, did anybody else receive a missal from Vicki Dunne last night ?

I was most amused at the topic; What I thought about the Ginninderra High School closure and the consultation process, and the effect of the closure on my family.

Too little, too late, sprang to mind. Well that alongside ineffectual crap in my letterbox…

barking toad barking toad 9:54 am 01 Mar 06

Very dissappointed that “shit from clay” didn’t get a guernsey!

Kerces Kerces 10:42 pm 28 Feb 06

Here are the questions chosen:

1. Do you think you have irreparably damaged Richard Mulcahy’s leadership ambitions by alienating the one member of the Smyth faction who might have changed sides, Steve Pratt? Some may ask whether you are really a Smyth mole, sent into the Mulcahy to ensure he is unable to gain sufficient numbers to take the leadership?
2. How do you feel about the Federal Government overruling ACT decisions? While the entire country clearly has a legitimate interest in the decisions affecting the parliamentary triangle area, should residents of, say, Sydney have any more influence on planning decisions in Gungahlin or Tuggeranong than we do on Parramatta?
3. If you were planning an ACT Liberal Party fund raiser and needed a community leader from Canberra to speak, who would you ask?
4. I would be interested to hear how you propose the ACT deal with the unacceptably high level of teenage school drop outs as a result from the proposed ‘curriculum renewal’? What do you propose as an alternative?
5. What do you think about putting a bus line through to – I like this one – Canberra International Airport?
6. What are your thoughts on actually being able to park your car in Civic?
7. As a politician, how do you approach difficult issues/decisions such as the proposed Majura Valley Dragway, where both sides of the argument are very passionate and have valid points? How do you personally arrive at a position on this type of issue?
8. The big question is what have you got against Staffies?

Do you still feel that they should be a restricted/banned dog in the ACT and why? Going by dog attack stats you’d be far better restricting heelers or shepherds.
A Staffordshire bull terrier is a wonderful dog that is gentle and loving. You’d be better for having one Vicki.
9. Vicki, as ex-Education minister perhaps you could shed some light on why, both the ACT Department of Education and CEO have failed to “come to the party” re: Enterprise Bargaining Agreements which become redundant this year.

The CEO EBA is completed at the end of March and despite the CEO having an offer on the table for 5 months, they have done nothing.

The ACT Department of Education has also had an offer on the table.

Do you believe they are effectively “holding out” so that the new IR laws can come into effect and basically have teachers arrested if they choose to strike?
10. Vicki, you’re on the public record as saying Katy Gallagher, courtesy of being born in the 1970s, is ‘imbued with all the pedagogical nonsense that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s that thwarted educational reform in western schooling’. The new shadow education spokesperson, Zed Seselja, is also a child of the 70s and is therefore also likely to be imbued with similar ‘pedagogical nonsense’. Do you think he will be able to overcome such genetic inhibitions?

warrenc70 warrenc70 9:33 pm 28 Feb 06

Vicki, you’re on the public record as saying Katy Gallagher, courtesy of being born in the 1970s, is ‘imbued with all the pedagogical nonsense that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s that thwarted educational reform in western schooling’. The new shadow education spokesperson, Zed Seselja, is also a child of the 70s and is therefore also likely to be imbued with similar ‘pedagogical nonsense’. Do you think he will be able to overcome such genetic inhibitions?

f_uzzzy f_uzzzy 8:03 pm 28 Feb 06

Do you think you have irreparably damaged Richard Mulcahy’s leadership ambitions by alienating the one member of the Smyth faction who might have changed sides, Steve Pratt? Some may ask whether you are really a Smyth mole, sent into the Mulcahy to ensure he is unable to gain sufficient numbers to take the leadership?

nyssa76 nyssa76 7:33 pm 28 Feb 06

Vicki, as ex-Education minister perhaps you could shed some light on why, both the ACT Department of Education and CEO have failed to “come to the party” re: EBAs which become redundant this year.

The CEO EBA is completed at the end of March and despite the CEO having an offer on the table for 5 months, they have done nothing.

The ACT Department of Education has also had an offer on the table.

Do you believe they are effectively “holding out” so that the new IR laws can come into effect and basically have teachers arrested if they choose to strike?

Thanks.

Kerces Kerces 2:17 pm 28 Feb 06

Have another read Mael: Questions will be taken until approximately 9.30pm

So far everything and nothing; decisions will be made tonight.

Maelinar Maelinar 12:22 pm 28 Feb 06

Kerces, what made the cut ?

che che 9:22 am 28 Feb 06

The big question is what has she got against Staffies?

Does she still feel that they should be a restricted/banned dog in the ACT and why? Going by dog attack stats you’d be far better restricting heelers or shepherds.

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a wonderful dog that is gentle and loving. You’d be better for having one Vicki.

seepi seepi 5:24 pm 24 Feb 06

the high cost of the airport bus is rumoured to be because the airport charge a fee per passenger (like the taxi levy they also charge.) The ACT govt needs to pay more attention to details like this in the contracts they sign with developers. I still think ACTION could run a bus to just outside the airport.

Maelinar Maelinar 4:27 pm 24 Feb 06

Great point Andy!

Will a liberal government reduce bus fares to encourage a wider uptake of the service ?

andy andy 3:35 pm 24 Feb 06

there is a bus from the city to the airport.
it costs something like $7.00 per trip. Its not run by the ACT Govt. You’d think, with charges like that, they’d be quick to jump on the bandwagon.

seepi seepi 2:25 pm 24 Feb 06

Vicki,

as a politician, how do you approach difficult issues/decisions such as the proposed Majura Valley Dragway, where both sides of the argument are very passionate and have valid points?
– How do you personally arrive at a position on this type of issue.

ps – I second the Airport Bus and especially the Parking in Civic questions.

Thumper Thumper 12:06 pm 23 Feb 06

Vicki,

The ACT Liberals appear to be going through a serious bit of turmoil in relation to leadership issues.

The general view, it seems, of the population is that the ACT Liberals need an injection of new blood, as well as showing some solidarity.

This may or may not be due to the current leader.

What are your views regarding the above issues? What plans do the Libs have in place to ensure that they are a viable opposition, not only now, but in future years?

Of course, you may wish not to answer this question.

bonfire bonfire 11:54 am 23 Feb 06

Vicki, instead of emailing press releases, why dont the liberals email policies.

i like reading the press release wars from all assembly parties, but i cant recall ever seeing a press release about a substantive non-reactive policy development.

Is policy development occurring within the act liberals, and how are these policies made available for constituents to look at.

simto simto 10:23 am 23 Feb 06

I have to say, I’ve never found it all that hard to park my car in Civic. Then again, I don’t actually work there, and I’m never there in work hours.

Some people just get very peeved becuase they have to walk an extra block or two…

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