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Vicki Dunne targets Greens’ waterways program: no money and no chance (Updated with Greens’ response)

By Ruqi - 31 July 2012 18

Following the Greens’ announcement yesterday of their $30.5 million program to keep Canberra’s water features healthy, Vicki Dunne (ACT Shadow Nature Conservation and Water Minister) has accused them of spending money they don’t have in an attempt to achieve something they can’t do.

“It appears the ACT Greens have committed to spending money that hasn’t been secured,” Mrs Dunne said.

“What is certain is that many environmental indicators in the ACT have gone backwards since the ACT Labor/Greens alliance came into existence.

“The ACT Greens are a fringe party, they simply cannot get what they stand for done and they are incapable of securing this money.

“We agree that the ACT’s lakes and waterways need to be cleaned up, however the ACT Greens should not be committing to spending money on these projects when the funds have not been secured.

“The Greens are a party in decline, if they couldn’t improve the environment in the four years they have been in an alliance with the ACT Labor Government, they can’t get it done now,” Mrs Dunne concluded.


UPDATE 31/7/12 9:47
The ACT Greens have just made contact, ‘correcting’ Canberra Liberals release. Apparently, the money that will be used to fund their program was allocated to the ACT back in 2006. They’ve linked us back to Malcolm Turnbull’s original press release:

“The project also involves financial assistance to support the ACT Government to develop and implement integrated waterway management master plans in Yarralumla Creek in Woden, Weston Creek, Ginninderra creek, and Sullivans Creek in north Canberra.”

They’ve also pointed out that this was the money used to fund the Lyneham and Dickson wetlands (which most certainly exist).

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18 Responses to
Vicki Dunne targets Greens’ waterways program: no money and no chance (Updated with Greens’ response)
poetix 8:13 am 01 Aug 12

Thumper said :

You know what, I am completely and utterly sick of the lies, half truths, spin, deliberate deceit, withholding of information, refusal to release information, narcissistic, self serving, ideological and egotistical tendencies of all major political parties in the ACT. Greens, ALP, and Liberal.

The ALP is arrogant, dismissive, a law unto their own and at times it would seem bordering on corrupt, the Greens are bunch of self serving ideologues who pride themselves on being an independent party but in reality are just an arm of the ALP except with no grounding in reality, and the liberals are simply a bunch of incompetents who act like spoilt children with little or no idea what to do and have been absolutely and completely useless as an opposition.

F*** you all. I am not voting for anyone. You don’t deserve to be there.

Surely you are not beyond the healing power of Lego?

wildturkeycanoe 5:51 am 01 Aug 12

Thumper said :

You know what, I am completely and utterly sick of the lies, half truths, spin, deliberate deceit, withholding of information, refusal to release information, narcissistic, self serving, ideological and egotistical tendencies of all major political parties in the ACT. Greens, ALP, and Liberal.

The ALP is arrogant, dismissive, a law unto their own and at times it would seem bordering on corrupt, the Greens are bunch of self serving ideologues who pride themselves on being an independent party but in reality are just an arm of the ALP except with no grounding in reality, and the liberals are simply a bunch of incompetents who act like spoilt children with little or no idea what to do and have been absolutely and completely useless as an opposition.

F*** you all. I am not voting for anyone. You don’t deserve to be there.

I think most of us have done this for the last several elections…..explains the mess we’re in.

GardeningGirl 11:16 pm 31 Jul 12

Thumper said :

You know what, I am completely and utterly sick of the lies, half truths, spin, deliberate deceit, withholding of information, refusal to release information, narcissistic, self serving, ideological and egotistical tendencies of all major political parties in the ACT. Greens, ALP, and Liberal.

The ALP is arrogant, dismissive, a law unto their own and at times it would seem bordering on corrupt, the Greens are bunch of self serving ideologues who pride themselves on being an independent party but in reality are just an arm of the ALP except with no grounding in reality, and the liberals are simply a bunch of incompetents who act like spoilt children with little or no idea what to do and have been absolutely and completely useless as an opposition.

F*** you all. I am not voting for anyone. You don’t deserve to be there.

I feel rather the same every four years, and then I decide we’re going to end up with someone so I may as well use my vote to try to get the least worst elected. Not sure it’s really worthwhile though. May I join you in a large sigh….

LSWCHP 10:01 pm 31 Jul 12

Thumper said :

You know what, I am completely and utterly sick of the lies, half truths, spin, deliberate deceit, withholding of information, refusal to release information, narcissistic, self serving, ideological and egotistical tendencies of all major political parties in the ACT. Greens, ALP, and Liberal.

The ALP is arrogant, dismissive, a law unto their own and at times it would seem bordering on corrupt, the Greens are bunch of self serving ideologues who pride themselves on being an independent party but in reality are just an arm of the ALP except with no grounding in reality, and the liberals are simply a bunch of incompetents who act like spoilt children with little or no idea what to do and have been absolutely and completely useless as an opposition.

F*** you all. I am not voting for anyone. You don’t deserve to be there.

Love your work Thumper. My hat is off to you.

Deref 8:57 pm 31 Jul 12

Thumper said :

You know what, I am completely and utterly sick of the lies, half truths, spin, deliberate deceit, withholding of information, refusal to release information, narcissistic, self serving, ideological and egotistical tendencies of all major political parties in the ACT. Greens, ALP, and Liberal.

The ALP is arrogant, dismissive, a law unto their own and at times it would seem bordering on corrupt, the Greens are bunch of self serving ideologues who pride themselves on being an independent party but in reality are just an arm of the ALP except with no grounding in reality, and the liberals are simply a bunch of incompetents who act like spoilt children with little or no idea what to do and have been absolutely and completely useless as an opposition.

F*** you all. I am not voting for anyone. You don’t deserve to be there.

Vote Australian Sex Party. Thank you. 🙂

Thumper 8:02 pm 31 Jul 12

Antagonist said :

cubicle01 said :

Thumper said :

You know what, I am completely and utterly sick of the lies, half truths, spin, deliberate deceit, withholding of information, refusal to release information, narcissistic, self serving, ideological and egotistical tendencies of all major political parties in the ACT. Greens, ALP, and Liberal.

The ALP is arrogant, dismissive, a law unto their own and at times it would seem bordering on corrupt, the Greens are bunch of self serving ideologues who pride themselves on being an independent party but in reality are just an arm of the ALP except with no grounding in reality, and the liberals are simply a bunch of incompetents who act like spoilt children with little or no idea what to do and have been absolutely and completely useless as an opposition.

F*** you all. I am not voting for anyone. You don’t deserve to be there.

+1,000,000

AWESOME dummy spit dude. +1,000,000 for me too.

Nope, not a dummy spit, more said with a large sigh….

BTW I don’t have aproblem with the wetlands, it’s a fantastic idea and should have been done many years ago.

pirate_taco 7:29 pm 31 Jul 12

The wetlands projects are designed to improve water quality flowing into LBG and other lakes, which should then reduce the occurence of lake closures for high levels of blue-green algae, increasing the public’s ability to use the lakes, while creating attractive local wetlands to act as biodiversity refuges and amenity for walkers/joggers.
I’d need to see the details, but I would personally support this program in principle.

The ACT Liberals appear to be taking a note out of Tony Aboott’s book, and I don’t support the trend of partisan vitriol that is dominating the political landscape both federally and locally.
It is childish and unbecoming of people who should be our leaders.

Thumper: Pirate Party may be ideological, but we are also completely and utterly sick of the lies, half truths, spin, deliberate deceit, withholding of information, refusal to release information, narcissistic, and self serving behaviour of the major parties too.
Freedom of Information is a core part of the Pirate Party, as we believe that it is the only way to uncover the truth about what is being done.

Glen Takkenberg | Pirate Party ACT

milkman 7:14 pm 31 Jul 12

nobody said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

So why hasn’t this already been done? What the hell have the greens been doing?

Well the Greens raised a motion in early 2011 to have an enquiry to identify all the causes of pollution affecting our lakes, which was released a few months ago making 17 recommendations to improve the lakes.

http://act.greens.org.au/content/our-lakes-can-be-restored-greens

They raised a motion 5 years after the money was allocated? Wow, what workaholics those greens are!

Antagonist 6:55 pm 31 Jul 12

cubicle01 said :

Thumper said :

You know what, I am completely and utterly sick of the lies, half truths, spin, deliberate deceit, withholding of information, refusal to release information, narcissistic, self serving, ideological and egotistical tendencies of all major political parties in the ACT. Greens, ALP, and Liberal.

The ALP is arrogant, dismissive, a law unto their own and at times it would seem bordering on corrupt, the Greens are bunch of self serving ideologues who pride themselves on being an independent party but in reality are just an arm of the ALP except with no grounding in reality, and the liberals are simply a bunch of incompetents who act like spoilt children with little or no idea what to do and have been absolutely and completely useless as an opposition.

F*** you all. I am not voting for anyone. You don’t deserve to be there.

+1,000,000

AWESOME dummy spit dude. +1,000,000 for me too.

nobody 4:05 pm 31 Jul 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

So why hasn’t this already been done? What the hell have the greens been doing?

Well the Greens raised a motion in early 2011 to have an enquiry to identify all the causes of pollution affecting our lakes, which was released a few months ago making 17 recommendations to improve the lakes.

http://act.greens.org.au/content/our-lakes-can-be-restored-greens

cubicle01 4:02 pm 31 Jul 12

Thumper said :

You know what, I am completely and utterly sick of the lies, half truths, spin, deliberate deceit, withholding of information, refusal to release information, narcissistic, self serving, ideological and egotistical tendencies of all major political parties in the ACT. Greens, ALP, and Liberal.

The ALP is arrogant, dismissive, a law unto their own and at times it would seem bordering on corrupt, the Greens are bunch of self serving ideologues who pride themselves on being an independent party but in reality are just an arm of the ALP except with no grounding in reality, and the liberals are simply a bunch of incompetents who act like spoilt children with little or no idea what to do and have been absolutely and completely useless as an opposition.

F*** you all. I am not voting for anyone. You don’t deserve to be there.

+1,000,000

Thumper 3:06 pm 31 Jul 12

You know what, I am completely and utterly sick of the lies, half truths, spin, deliberate deceit, withholding of information, refusal to release information, narcissistic, self serving, ideological and egotistical tendencies of all major political parties in the ACT. Greens, ALP, and Liberal.

The ALP is arrogant, dismissive, a law unto their own and at times it would seem bordering on corrupt, the Greens are bunch of self serving ideologues who pride themselves on being an independent party but in reality are just an arm of the ALP except with no grounding in reality, and the liberals are simply a bunch of incompetents who act like spoilt children with little or no idea what to do and have been absolutely and completely useless as an opposition.

F*** you all. I am not voting for anyone. You don’t deserve to be there.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 2:01 pm 31 Jul 12

So why hasn’t this already been done? What the hell have the greens been doing?

Thumper 12:20 pm 31 Jul 12

So the Greens policy is that they will do something that has already been earmarked to be done back in 2006?

Right, got it.

Brilliant.

Duffbowl 12:00 pm 31 Jul 12

Political parties lying about other political parties? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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