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Zed lashes out at the Greens as his no confidence motion goes down

By johnboy - 22 August 2012 22

After shutting down the Legislative Assembly for a week the Liberals’ Zed Seselja has had the chance to play the martyr after the Greens, as promised, backed the Chief Minister come hell or high water on the Health Statistics scandal and Zed’s resulting no confidence motion.

Not, it should be noted, before the Chief Minister took the time to blog about how great she is and how nasty Zed is.

Anyway here’s some of Zed’s choicer words:

“The falsification of emergency department records which occurred for at least half the time Katy Gallagher has been Health Minister is without doubt one of the most serious scandals in territory history,” Mr Seselja said.

“It involves not just poor performance, but bullying, systemic failures, fraud, cover ups, conceit and deceit at the highest levels of the management of our most crucial services.

“Katy Gallagher is also responsible for taking the ACT Health system from one of the best performing in the country and turning it into one of the worst.

“Each one of these is grounds enough for serious censure. Taken together, they can only be seen as grounds for no confidence.

“The Westminster system demands that Ministers take responsibility for public service failings. But today the ACT Greens refused to hold Katy Gallagher to the standard demanded by the former ACT Labor Government.

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Zed lashes out at the Greens as his no confidence motion goes down
Mysteryman 1:01 pm 23 Aug 12

HenryBG said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

So, now that the motion of no confidence has failed, as it was always going to, can any of Zed’s cheer squad explain why the Liberals insisted in this folly, when they could have moved a censure motion, which would have given them the same opportunity to grand stand without closing down the Assembly for a week?

Transl., “How dare the other tribe stand up and fight. *Especially* when my tribe so desperately wants this whole affair to disappear into a black hole.”

+1. The current government is a joke. Lets get rid of everyone in the LA and start again.

Tetranitrate 12:49 pm 23 Aug 12

DrKoresh said :

cranky said :

I think I’ve come to the conclusion that Katy has crossed a bridge too far.

Compared to Carnell, she has been found more morally wrong, in her department manipulating data for financial gain, and the CT revelation that her TCH doctors have not complied with recording directives in over 50% of cases. Carnell understood Ministerial responsibility; Act Labor, from Sonic onwards, has not had the intestinal fortitude to comply with this tenet of Westminster Government.

Zed may well not be the answer, but ACT Labor are not ellectable.

The Greens will only ever back the Labor Party, but they are then as incriminated as the Gov.

Katy never killed any little girls though, let’s just make this clear.

Neither did Carnell.

HenryBG 12:33 pm 23 Aug 12

snoopydoc said :

Jesus. Stop your whining and put your energy into _doing_ something about the crappy health system, rather than pointing at the other side and crying “Mum! Mum! Mum! Look! Mum! They screwed it up! Mum! Mummmmmm!!! Look at them! Look at them!” and wondering why no-one with a working brain is listening to you.

Yes, because the best way to improve it is to turn a blind eye to the incompetence and fraud with which it is currently beset.

DrKoresh 12:29 pm 23 Aug 12

cranky said :

I think I’ve come to the conclusion that Katy has crossed a bridge too far.

Compared to Carnell, she has been found more morally wrong, in her department manipulating data for financial gain, and the CT revelation that her TCH doctors have not complied with recording directives in over 50% of cases. Carnell understood Ministerial responsibility; Act Labor, from Sonic onwards, has not had the intestinal fortitude to comply with this tenet of Westminster Government.

Zed may well not be the answer, but ACT Labor are not ellectable.

The Greens will only ever back the Labor Party, but they are then as incriminated as the Gov.

Katy never killed any little girls though, let’s just make this clear.

crappicker 12:12 pm 23 Aug 12

“I’ll never understand why Zed felt the need to suck up to a small group of Macarthur NIMBYs to scotch the power plant next door to the tip”

I can not let that crappy point of view pass just like that, HenryBG. Thanks to this struggle, Canberra can now look forward to be seen as a solar powered city, not a polluted gas powered dump!!
Who, apart from community power, deserves credit for this? Well I would say that is shared amongst the major parties. Sure the Greens and Liberals stood up to Labor’s gas-fired cock-up, but since then Labor and Greens have pushed solar power for Canberra full out and to their credit!

snoopydoc 11:35 am 23 Aug 12

Jesus. Stop your whining and put your energy into _doing_ something about the crappy health system, rather than pointing at the other side and crying “Mum! Mum! Mum! Look! Mum! They screwed it up! Mum! Mummmmmm!!! Look at them! Look at them!” and wondering why no-one with a working brain is listening to you.

HenryBG 6:57 pm 22 Aug 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

So, now that the motion of no confidence has failed, as it was always going to, can any of Zed’s cheer squad explain why the Liberals insisted in this folly, when they could have moved a censure motion, which would have given them the same opportunity to grand stand without closing down the Assembly for a week?

Transl., “How dare the other tribe stand up and fight. *Especially* when my tribe so desperately wants this whole affair to disappear into a black hole.”

I’ll never understand why Zed felt the need to suck up to a small group of Macarthur NIMBYs to scotch the power plant next door to the tip, but despite that betrayal of the business interests his party is meant to stand for, it’s looking good for him at the next election.

cranky 6:53 pm 22 Aug 12

I think I’ve come to the conclusion that Katy has crossed a bridge too far.

Compared to Carnell, she has been found more morally wrong, in her department manipulating data for financial gain, and the CT revelation that her TCH doctors have not complied with recording directives in over 50% of cases. Carnell understood Ministerial responsibility; Act Labor, from Sonic onwards, has not had the intestinal fortitude to comply with this tenet of Westminster Government.

Zed may well not be the answer, but ACT Labor are not ellectable.

The Greens will only ever back the Labor Party, but they are then as incriminated as the Gov.

Antagonist 5:26 pm 22 Aug 12

“Today was a shocking display of what democracy has become in this town without a genuine crossbench.”

LOLZ. Even Zed thinks Canberra is an overgrown town.

Antagonist 5:12 pm 22 Aug 12

The only real suprise here is that Zed was suprised by any of this. Why would the ACT Greens want to bite the (rotten and corrupt) hand that feeds?

colourful sydney rac 4:52 pm 22 Aug 12

ronster said :

OK….how bout we try to get a little balanced about this…Kate Carnell gets sacked over Bruce Stadium because a public servant does the wrong thing. Yes, the implosion was a stuff-up and the death of a young woman was horrible. KC did not plant the explosives – people went along thinking they safe. Wrong! Whose fault?
Move forward to 2003. Four deaths in the Canberra Bushfires after no warning from the Government. Stanhope? Blameless? No-one charged…just “one of those things”.
2012 – massive cover-up with the emergency figures by someone known to the Chief Minister (and who happens to holiday at the same time/ place at KG. Coincidence? Maybe. Do the emergency numbers translate to $$$$s? Yes, they indeed do! Conspiracy to defraud. Maybe. The Greens? Guilty by association….standing by the Government, at all costs? Yes! Did they standing by Kate C? No. Double standards, much! Thinking about voting for them again? Think twice!

You lost me at ‘Kate Carnell gets sacked’. She resigned.

ronster 3:51 pm 22 Aug 12

OK….how bout we try to get a little balanced about this…Kate Carnell gets sacked over Bruce Stadium because a public servant does the wrong thing. Yes, the implosion was a stuff-up and the death of a young woman was horrible. KC did not plant the explosives – people went along thinking they safe. Wrong! Whose fault?
Move forward to 2003. Four deaths in the Canberra Bushfires after no warning from the Government. Stanhope? Blameless? No-one charged…just “one of those things”.
2012 – massive cover-up with the emergency figures by someone known to the Chief Minister (and who happens to holiday at the same time/ place at KG. Coincidence? Maybe. Do the emergency numbers translate to $$$$s? Yes, they indeed do! Conspiracy to defraud. Maybe. The Greens? Guilty by association….standing by the Government, at all costs? Yes! Did they standing by Kate C? No. Double standards, much! Thinking about voting for them again? Think twice!

colourful sydney rac 3:45 pm 22 Aug 12

So, now that the motion of no confidence has failed, as it was always going to, can any of Zed’s cheer squad explain why the Liberals insisted in this folly, when they could have moved a censure motion, which would have given them the same opportunity to grand stand without closing down the Assembly for a week?

johnboy 2:52 pm 22 Aug 12

Party website I believe

PM 2:50 pm 22 Aug 12

I’m confused. Is that Katy Galagher blog part of a government website or a party website?

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