What else should the ACT Government be aspiring to?

johnboy 13 May 2009 44

Our Chiefly Leader is flying a kite for a “Vision Zero” on road deaths in the ACT.

    This aspirational vision of zero road deaths has been very successful in Sweden where over a number of years less and less people are killed in road accidents.

Which begs the question… what else should we be setting aspirational targets for?

Better gardens? Guaranteed orgasms? Hot lunches?

Should we aspire to, as a community, stamp out foul language?

I mean if we’re going to set totally unachievable targets with no planning to achieve them surely we should be shooting for the sky across the board?


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Thumper Thumper 11:46 am 14 May 09

Which would work in quite nicely with the banning of all supertankers on LBG by 2015

And no nuclear aircraft carriers on LBG by 2015 either.

peterh peterh 11:41 am 14 May 09

Clown Killer said :

Oh wait – how about ‘all mischievous internet nerds who make up scurrilous Face Book profiles about Katy tracked down and boiled in oil by 2020’?

deep fried. it would be crunchier…

Mr Evil Mr Evil 11:38 am 14 May 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Removal of all piracy on LBG by 2020.

Which would work in quite nicely with the banning of all supertankers on LBG by 2015.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 11:33 am 14 May 09

Removal of all piracy on LBG by 2020.

Clown Killer Clown Killer 11:32 am 14 May 09

Oh wait – how about ‘all mischievous internet nerds who make up scurrilous Face Book profiles about Katy tracked down and boiled in oil by 2020’?

Clown Killer Clown Killer 11:30 am 14 May 09

How about “All executive decisions of the Assembly made by NIMBY self-interest groups by 2009”? It’s an easy give and will provide an immediate ‘good news story’.

I can see the press conference now. The Chief Minister standing next to some frumpy urban activist and proudly announcing that cabinet had managed to abdicate all of its decision making responsibilities in the interests of political expediency and pandering to vocal minorities.

Thumper Thumper 11:13 am 14 May 09

Only 50%?

harvyk1 harvyk1 11:09 am 14 May 09

50% reduction in shark attacks in all canberra lakes by 2015.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 9:26 am 14 May 09

Oh, and to head off the usual bull$hit arguments, I mean ‘someone has to do something really stupid…’

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 9:23 am 14 May 09

Post #19… +1.

Cars are amazingly safe. You have to do something really stupid to get killed in one.

LG LG 8:26 am 14 May 09

Thumper said :

An incompetent government with aspirational ideas, and an incompetent opposition with no ideas.

Sums it all up really….

gomer gomer 6:22 am 14 May 09

Clown Killer said :

Making cars safer

How much safer do you want cas to get! Your average decent new car comes with ABS, EBD, ESC, air-bags, pre-tension seat belts, crumple zones, safety cells … the list goes on.

.

dodgem cars. the worst driver in the world cant get into trouble. light 2 seater. zero emissions. best of all its fun getting into a traffic jam.

GB GB 10:14 pm 13 May 09

…..and blog writers that know the difference between ‘begging the question” and “asking the question”.

Ruby Wednesday said :

Media staff who understand the appropriate use of both ‘less’ and ‘fewer’.

Primal Primal 9:59 pm 13 May 09

Zero nuclear accidents in the ACT by 2015.

(…or is that just asking for trouble?)

bd84 bd84 9:34 pm 13 May 09

Hmm if the vision of “vision zero” automatically made the project in Sweden succeed, I’m going to create a “vision one million” for my bank account. That means it will automatically work too yes?

Ruby Wednesday Ruby Wednesday 9:17 pm 13 May 09

Media staff who understand the appropriate use of both ‘less’ and ‘fewer’.

bigred bigred 9:01 pm 13 May 09

Light rail by 2020 perhaps! Toot toot!

Feathergirl Feathergirl 8:34 pm 13 May 09

I think we should aim for aspirations that are attainable; like zero tiger maulings by 2020. Or hope for one good article in the Canberra Times per year? Personally I wish my neighbour would aspire to be a better drummer & singer.

sexynotsmart sexynotsmart 8:20 pm 13 May 09

Global warming.

Seriously, how cold was it Saturday night? I almost froze to death walking between clubs.

Bridget Jones complained about “granny panties” making her look good but feel bad. Thermals make us guys feel good but look fat. And when you pick up while wearing them, you just you feel guilty. It’s like you cheated because you didn’t bring your “A game”.

Smackbang Smackbang 8:01 pm 13 May 09

RiotACT with no morons.

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