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Zed and Jez go for the khaki vote

By johnboy - 23 April 2009 9

Quite why we need an ACT shadow minister for Veteran’s Affairs is a little beyond me.

But Zed Seselja has informed us that have one we shall.

Apparently it is “In recognition of the sacrifice and service of our military personnel”.

Forget health care and pensions, surely there is no higher tribute than a shadow minister for a non-existent portfolio!

(The cynical might think it has something to do with trying to cash in on the annual wave of Anzac worship.)

The indefatigable Colonel Hanson is of course the man for the job, perhaps disappointed to discover that there is no Defence portfolio in ACT politics.

To show just how made keen he is on all things veteran the Libs have pushed out his bio again for public consumption.

What’s Your opinion?


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9 Responses to
Zed and Jez go for the khaki vote
YapYapYap 9:39 pm 23 Apr 09

Still not fit to govern. Stunts don’t come any worse than this. I can’t wait for May Day, and the announcement that Zed is to be shadow minister for the Workers Revolution, or November, with Vicki Dunne to be shadow minister for horse flesh.

Ian 9:29 pm 23 Apr 09

…perhaps disappointed to discover that there is no Defence portfolio in ACT politics…

Maybe we should, we did fund those anti-tank defences out by the highway…

We could even have our own navy, based at the Kingston Harbour.

NickD 9:04 pm 23 Apr 09

The NSW Government was recently mocked in the Sydney Morning Herald for creating a Veterans’ Affairs portfolio in order to find a ministry for an ALP hack. It’s bizarre to see the the ACT Libs are doing the same thing. Veterans’ Affairs is a Commonwealth Government responsibility for which the states have no significant role.

Steady Eddie 3:19 pm 23 Apr 09

What next, a Minister for Immigration to handle all those migrants from interstate?

Reprobate 2:34 pm 23 Apr 09

I’m surprised the Liberals have a bottom in their barrel left to scrape.

George 1:58 pm 23 Apr 09

We have a Minister for Multiculturalism, Women, Youth etc so why not Vets. Good idea!

p1 1:57 pm 23 Apr 09

…perhaps disappointed to discover that there is no Defence portfolio in ACT politics…

Maybe we should, we did fund those anti-tank defences out by the highway…

misspris 1:32 pm 23 Apr 09

Make that “known” – doh, dunno what’s up with my editorial skills today 🙂

misspris 1:29 pm 23 Apr 09

Jezza was at the Veterans’ Lounge at TCH this morning for the Anzac service. Not sure about Zed (or Zdenko as he is otherwise know).

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