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Who’s got the power in Canberra?

By johnboy - 23 November 2006 29

As an excercise for you dear readers.

Where does power reside in the Canberra community?

Most of us know about Terry Snow but he is by no means alone. Who else is a mover and/or shaker?

Sitting politicians and departmental secretaries we’ll take as a given.

What’s Your opinion?

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Who’s got the power in Canberra?
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S4anta 1:19 pm 24 Nov 06

i just think its cool that belco has a mayor apparently mssr hughes.

ghughes 11:05 am 24 Nov 06


Graeme Evans’ correct title is “the self- appointed Mayor of Belconnen”.

pjlake11 9:56 am 24 Nov 06

Jim Murphy? Are you joking? No way. He likes to think he does.

My vote goes to Kate Carnell, Bob Winnel, a couple of high level govt players (Shergold etc) and any decent and attractive barista!

DT 9:37 am 24 Nov 06

John Hindmarsh, Ian Chubb and Jim Murphy all exercise a fair amount of influence . . .

Big Al 9:34 am 24 Nov 06

Miz, like it or not, anyone who can squeeze an extra dollars worth of work from our public servants buy pushing them a bit harder is hardly a drop-kick.

miz 10:41 pm 23 Nov 06

That dropkick Michael Costello (and his bloody confidential functional review) seem to be controlling every crap govt decision at the mo.

cranky 8:23 pm 23 Nov 06

My vote goes to the clever little chappy who arranged for Corbell to sell him some godforsaken block of dirt in Gungahlin, whilst linking it to the QE2 site in Civic. Probably paid millions less than if offered on the open market, and we’ll never be able to prove it. That’s power! It probably also illustrates the incompetence of the Corbell bureaucracy, and the disregard he has for the ordinary punters of the ACT.

Big Al 8:15 pm 23 Nov 06

As I sit here in the control room, stroking my cat as I watch my uniformed minions rushing about I cant possibly think of anyone in particular JB…

Swaggie 6:43 pm 23 Nov 06

Slightly OT but I once had the misfortune to attend a function involving a few people from CrosbyTextor. I walked away thinking I’ve seldom been in any place with such a high percentage of obxoxious people. They’re obviously good at what they do but it was a real eye opener into the ‘real’ Federal Liberal party.

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