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Zed savages Katy’s work ethic

By johnboy 28 November 2012 31

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.

“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.”

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LSWCHP 7:09 pm 01 Dec 12

thisnexus said :

I know it sounds bad, the long lunches and all, but I challenge any of you to sit through a full sitting day in the Assembly… I reckon if every voter had to do it, it would change there minds about, well, democracy for a start 🙂 but seriously the exposure to the crappy, petty, time wasting theatre… the assembly could actually operate well on 13 weeks if there wasn’t such much philerbusting, dead end motions and ridiculous standing order arguments. The Gumnit isn’t taking long lunches with their feet in the pool and a cocktail in hand, they are usually reading bills, writing speeches, and planning shinagins, and yes, functions, meetings etc…

Sounds like a giant circle-jerk to me.

LSWCHP 7:07 pm 01 Dec 12

Thumper said :

DrKoresh said :

Thumper said :

You were the one who asked the question.

I just pointed it out.

But feel free to continue to act like a complete nob.

The question which had already been answered in a far more helpful capacity but Chip17? Yeah thanks for that and it’s actually ‘knob’ by the way, I’d expect of you if you were actually some kind of real author.

I await the publication of your next book with anticipation.

Boom tish. Point nicely made. 🙂

Antagonist 9:33 am 01 Dec 12

thisnexus said :

the assembly could actually operate well on 13 weeks if there wasn’t such much philerbusting, dead end motions and ridiculous standing order arguments. The Gumnit isn’t taking long lunches with their feet in the pool and a cocktail in hand, they are usually reading bills, writing speeches, and planning shinagins, and yes, functions, meetings etc…

A total 39 days of the year. If there are 261 working days in the year, what happens on the other 222 working days? Isn’t that when ministers (or their departmental stooges) should be reading bills, writing speeches, attending functions, meetings etc? Sitting days are for … well … sitting.

thisnexus 9:11 pm 30 Nov 12

I know it sounds bad, the long lunches and all, but I challenge any of you to sit through a full sitting day in the Assembly… I reckon if every voter had to do it, it would change there minds about, well, democracy for a start 🙂 but seriously the exposure to the crappy, petty, time wasting theatre… the assembly could actually operate well on 13 weeks if there wasn’t such much philerbusting, dead end motions and ridiculous standing order arguments. The Gumnit isn’t taking long lunches with their feet in the pool and a cocktail in hand, they are usually reading bills, writing speeches, and planning shinagins, and yes, functions, meetings etc…

Jim Jones 11:28 am 29 Nov 12

chewy14 said :

cmdwedge said :

Jim Jones said :

cmdwedge said :

DrKoresh said :

cmdwedge said :

What’s the problem? They obviously had more to decide than the Labor party – the Liberal have a larger number of portfolios that they are concentrating on.

Do you mean Zed’s new ‘Cost of Living’ portfolio? Please, the idea that people are actually swallowing that bullshit is even more sickening than Zed expecting them to.

Cost of living is important to me. I have a mortgage, two kids, both my wife and I are in full time employment and we find it hard! Childcare costs us about $35K/year after the government rebate. That’s the majority of my wife’s income.

I hope you have private health insurance, otherwise you’d never be able to afford a waaaaahmbulance

Being concerned about cost of living is having a whine, now? What a sad little man you are.

Quiet down, of course it’s a whine.

The only people who are allowed to be worried about anything are disabled, aboriginal, lesbian single mothers. They’re doin’ it tough.

Lol. It’s funny cause it’s true. All the middle-class people are suffering terribly while everyone else just has buckets and buckets of money thrown at them by this stinking communist gummint.

chewy14 10:24 am 29 Nov 12

cmdwedge said :

Jim Jones said :

cmdwedge said :

DrKoresh said :

cmdwedge said :

What’s the problem? They obviously had more to decide than the Labor party – the Liberal have a larger number of portfolios that they are concentrating on.

Do you mean Zed’s new ‘Cost of Living’ portfolio? Please, the idea that people are actually swallowing that bullshit is even more sickening than Zed expecting them to.

Cost of living is important to me. I have a mortgage, two kids, both my wife and I are in full time employment and we find it hard! Childcare costs us about $35K/year after the government rebate. That’s the majority of my wife’s income.

I hope you have private health insurance, otherwise you’d never be able to afford a waaaaahmbulance

Being concerned about cost of living is having a whine, now? What a sad little man you are.

Quiet down, of course it’s a whine.

The only people who are allowed to be worried about anything are disabled, aboriginal, lesbian single mothers. They’re doin’ it tough.

Jim Jones 9:14 am 29 Nov 12

cmdwedge said :

Jim Jones said :

cmdwedge said :

DrKoresh said :

cmdwedge said :

What’s the problem? They obviously had more to decide than the Labor party – the Liberal have a larger number of portfolios that they are concentrating on.

Do you mean Zed’s new ‘Cost of Living’ portfolio? Please, the idea that people are actually swallowing that bullshit is even more sickening than Zed expecting them to.

Cost of living is important to me. I have a mortgage, two kids, both my wife and I are in full time employment and we find it hard! Childcare costs us about $35K/year after the government rebate. That’s the majority of my wife’s income.

I hope you have private health insurance, otherwise you’d never be able to afford a waaaaahmbulance

Being concerned about cost of living is having a whine, now? What a sad little man you are.

Sssh … listen … I can even hear the siren now.

vet111 8:41 am 29 Nov 12

DrKoresh said :

Thumper said :

You were the one who asked the question.

I just pointed it out.

But feel free to continue to act like a complete nob.

The question which had already been answered in a far more helpful capacity but Chip17? Yeah thanks for that and it’s actually ‘knob’ by the way, I’d expect of you if you were actually some kind of real author.

Er, I’ve read Thumper’s book. It was written with feeling, character, purpose and (most importantly!) substantially grammatically correct.

Go away you offensive little grub.

Thumper 8:18 am 29 Nov 12

DrKoresh said :

Thumper said :

You were the one who asked the question.

I just pointed it out.

But feel free to continue to act like a complete nob.

The question which had already been answered in a far more helpful capacity but Chip17? Yeah thanks for that and it’s actually ‘knob’ by the way, I’d expect of you if you were actually some kind of real author.

I await the publication of your next book with anticipation.

Duffbowl 8:16 am 29 Nov 12

DrKoresh said :

Thumper said :

You were the one who asked the question.

I just pointed it out.

But feel free to continue to act like a complete nob.

The question which had already been answered in a far more helpful capacity but Chip17? Yeah thanks for that and it’s actually ‘knob’ by the way, I’d expect of you if you were actually some kind of real author.

Unless Thumper was referring to you as one of the gentry, then nob is correct.

NOTE: This does not mean I think Thumper, DrKoresh or any of the majority of RA contributors are knobs or nobs. That privilege is reversed for a select few.

DrKoresh 12:31 am 29 Nov 12

Thumper said :

You were the one who asked the question.

I just pointed it out.

But feel free to continue to act like a complete nob.

The question which had already been answered in a far more helpful capacity but Chip17? Yeah thanks for that and it’s actually ‘knob’ by the way, I’d expect of you if you were actually some kind of real author.

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