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What’s the Quangers bit??

By Sad_Mushroom 2 January 2011 22

I know it goes both ways…

Geesh most of people in Quangers in court on Mondays are from Oaks Estate (ACT) Majority of them came from ACT (still in ACT) just offended in Quangers.

Civic wanted them out,,,,give them Govvy housing in Oaks Estate and send them in Qbn for thier Methadone and free meals…Still ACT’s issue just palming them off…

Quangers wouldn’t have such a bad name if it wasn’t for the Oaks (ACT) Estatians running the shit from either side of the border…


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JustThinking 10:55 pm 05 Jan 11

oh oh LSWCHP…
hahahahaha,
Just been browsing and seen your reply,,,haven’t checked any others yet (must make note to do so soon)

p1 10:52 pm 05 Jan 11

Oaks Estate has had its share of problems in the past, but it’s really not that bad, especially compared to some parts of Canberra.

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Kambah and Charnwood?

LSWCHP 10:36 pm 05 Jan 11

“Just Thinking”?

I’m disappointed by the apparent lack of appreciation for the cosmically profound irony on display here.

astrojax 10:17 am 04 Jan 11

queanbeyan has courts? i thought the local sheriff woulda juz sidled up to the culprit, said ‘we don’t like your type hereabouts, jayydin smith’ and shoot him or take him to the nearest tree an’ rope him up…

georgesgenitals 9:49 am 04 Jan 11

“I moved here from Sydney about 6 months ago, to Oaks Estate. Ever since I haven’t stopped hearing about what a rubbish area it is to live in! Someone said “oh you poor thing, living there!”…ummmm? There are a few ratbags on a couple of the streets but apart from that we’ve had no trouble…our neighbours are lovely, there is a nice park that I take my boy to, a community garden and it is only twenty minutes to work, in the city! “

What you’re describing is the typical Canberran ignorance of what life is like outside the ACT. I have to say, though, that it’s not as bad as it used to be.

Oaks Estate has had its share of problems in the past, but it’s really not that bad, especially compared to some parts of Canberra.

Pommy bastard 9:19 am 04 Jan 11

It’s an important lesson to be learned here. I think the ACT needs its own Berlin wall with Queanbeyan, complete with razor wire, dog patrols, and a landmine strewn no-mans land section. There should be one checkpoint to cross this border.

Anyone not from the ACT wishing to enter, should be subject to rigorous body searches, retinal scans, and be expected to provide at least four valid proof of citizenship papers or documents, including a passport and drivers license. If they achieve this there should be a mandatory intelligence test and a taste, style and decency interview. If they manage to score 90+ out of a 100, there would only be a morality exam, and a philosophical and political ideology review, and then they may be granted a pay pass to the ACT, (if they don’t look like the wrong sort of person.)

Or we could just take it that the OP contains a wealth of blatant stupidity.

briggles 9:03 am 04 Jan 11

I have been a quiet observer of RiotAct for some time but just felt I needed to sign up and post a reply here. I moved here from Sydney about 6 months ago, to Oaks Estate. Ever since I haven’t stopped hearing about what a rubbish area it is to live in! Someone said “oh you poor thing, living there!”…ummmm? There are a few ratbags on a couple of the streets but apart from that we’ve had no trouble…our neighbours are lovely, there is a nice park that I take my boy to, a community garden and it is only twenty minutes to work, in the city! This especially nice since I used to drive about an hour to work. The place is no worse that most suburbs in Sydney where I have lived…doesn’t matter where you go, idiots are everywhere.

And it’s interesting how many people have no idea whether Oaks Estate is NSW or ACT.

I wonder how many ‘Quangers’ there are every morning in the ACT courts?

Grumpy Old Fart 9:55 pm 03 Jan 11

Hey ‘JustThinking’ why don’t you think before you type it might just save us all. I suggest that in most cases a town doesn’t get a bad name because offenders come from interstate or intrastate.

Canberra has a ‘bad’ name because the press always state ‘a decision was made by Canberra today’ instead of saying ‘a bunch of politicians from all over Australia made a decision’.

Mr Evil 7:40 pm 03 Jan 11

It’s the ACT Govt’s way of paying NSW back for all the millons of dollars owed by the NSW Govt for all the NSW patients who use the ACT Health System.

Pay up now – or we’ll send more undesirables across from Oaks Estate to steal your priceless Picture magazine collection, or your Winnie Blues and thongs.

bobbatty 5:09 pm 03 Jan 11

EXTREMELY savage budget cuts to the NSW education system are evident in your post and I’d also add that QBN is just a place with people like me and possibly monkey’s like you.

Mimiboo 1:20 pm 03 Jan 11

I’m with ummmmmm_no.

Chop71 11:04 am 03 Jan 11

I think it’s funny how Americans call illegal imigrants “wetbacks” as most of them swim across the river between Mexico and USA.

I wonder how many “wetbacks” floated across our boarder during the latest floods and have been unable to swim upstream home.

Mystery2Me 10:31 am 03 Jan 11

My memory only goes back as far as the 1960’s, when Queanbeyan was the place to go if you wanted to have your car stolen or live in a really cheap flat. Interestingly, there was no Oaks Estate public housing until 1974. I’m wondering who OP would like to blame for the crime that occurred in Queanbeyan at that time and the bad name that Queanbeyan had even back then?

Thoroughly Smashed 10:17 am 03 Jan 11

The ACT Government is responsible for social problems everywhere, not just Queanbeyan.

miz 10:09 am 03 Jan 11

Hello JustThinking – criminals are prosecuted in the jurisdiction in which they offend, not the jurisdiction in which they live. As you say, it ‘goes both ways’ – there are always going to be ‘issues’ near borders. Plenty of people who offend in the ACT come from NSW, and vice versa. Ditto for health and other services.

It appears from your post that you dislike public housing generally, and object specifically to the ACT having public housing (Oaks Estate) near the NSW border. However, public housing itself does not equal criminality. There are other Canberra suburbs near the NSW border with a high proportion of public housing (eg Gilmore), which do not appear to give you any difficulty.

Your concern seems to be with certain individuals who are charged with criminal offences. However, you should be pleased that the community’s law enforcement processes are fulfilling your expectations by apprehending offenders.

Check out the following recent stats:

http://www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au/lawlink/bocsar/ll_bocsar.nsf/pages/bocsar_mr_rcs_sep10

This shows that, apart from a rather large increase in retail theft of alcohol/cigarettes in the South East region (which includes Queanbeyan, but also includes a lot of other places), criminal activity in NSW is trending down.

I would therefore ignore concerns that Quangers has a ‘bad name’ for criminality. Canberra, similarly, has a ‘bad name’ – for being full of out of touch fat cats. We all know these ‘reputations’ are rubbish.

However, if the criminal behaviour of others is affecting you personally, ring the police.

vg 8:36 am 03 Jan 11

Pop across the border and see how many Quimbeyan people populate the ACT courts.

The re-think your post

beejay76 8:26 am 03 Jan 11

Us vs them gone mad.

georgesgenitals 8:25 am 03 Jan 11

Just goes to show that dickheads live everywhere.

sexynotsmart 1:29 am 03 Jan 11

Well, if they offended in QBN that’s where the offence should be heard.

I heard they have stopped handing out free gumboots for “people in Quangers in court on Mondays”. The river level dropped enough that dry socks are de rigeur again.

natecv8 12:02 am 03 Jan 11

Out of interest – do you hang around the courthouse for fun, or are you racking up enough appearances of your own to come to this very scientific and statistically proven conclusion?

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