Liberal leader Zed Seselja is putting his spin on events in the Legislative Assembly.
(As the only things the Chief Minister sees fit to share with the public are centenary fluff and operatic back slapping we’ll have to take his word for it)
“One of the first things that Katy Gallagher said when she was elected was that we needed to increase the number of politicians to deal with the workload. The first thing Katy Gallagher actually did was move for shorter days, longer lunches and less working weeks,” Mr Seselja said today.
“Under the Greens/Labor Coalition, the Assembly now only sits between 10am and 6pm, three days a week, with a two hour lunch break.
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“Even the number of working weeks has reduced, down to just 13 weeks a year, a total 39 days.
“ACT Labor has made all these changes by using their new numbers and acting like a majority government that can never lose – or they want to avoid the scrutiny of the Chamber as much as possible over the next four years.
“But they do not have an outright majority. This from a party that lost the popular vote at the last election. The move to force a stalemate on Committees will inevitably see Committees being less productive and there being less scrutiny of Government.
“The first sitting of the Assembly has shown a coalition which appears determined to do all it can to avoid scrutiny and collaboration. The Canberra Liberals will do whatever we can to ensure that the Government is not able to get away with it.”