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Zed throwing the switch to vaudeville. Taking a research consultancy.

By johnboy - 3 June 2013 21

The Canberra Times has been given the goss that their former leader Zed Seselja is quitting the Assembly to tilt full time for the Senate having already knifed Gary Humphries for the pre-selection.

The campaign has begun!

UPDATE: Zed’s announcement is now available:

Today Zed Seselja has announced today that the date of his departure from the ACT Legislative Assembly will be Tuesday 11 June.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Canberra whom I have represented for 8½ years, and who I fought for as Opposition leader,” said Mr Seselja, “l hope to continue to represent and fight for them in the Senate.”

“I look forward to spending time out in the community talking to Canberrans about the issues that matter to them and their families.”

Mr Seselja will seek to make a valedictory speech in the Assembly on Thursday 6 June, which will be his last sitting day.

“I will take the opportunity then to thank my constituents, colleagues, and supporters more fully and to reflect upon my time in the Assembly,” concluded Mr Seselja.

Over the coming months, Mr Seselja will be dividing his time between consulting with Canberra firm Landscape Research+Communications and campaigning for the September 14 election.

Landscape are all but unknown to Google but some digging finds a page for them.

Landscape Research+Communications is a new Canberra-based firm offering social and market research with a strategic communications focus.

Landscape Director Jane Seaborn has more than 20 years’ experience working with public and private sector organisations to develop pathways for better understanding, planning and execution of their internal and external communications.

Landscape Research+Communications won’t just tell you what your target audience thinks, we’ll tell you why, and how you can use that to achieve your business or organisational goals.

Anyone know anything about Jane Seaborn?

Further Update: LinkedIn has Jane Seaborn working for Canberra Airport and Liberal polling outfit Crosby Textor as well as being a director of Canberra Grammar.

Intriguing.

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21 Responses to
Zed throwing the switch to vaudeville. Taking a research consultancy.
DrKoresh 4:20 pm 03 Jun 13

m@ said :

HiddenDragon said :

I think a Zorro theme would be just the thing for the campaign.

I’d prefer a “Why not Zedberg?” theme…

lol, I love it 😀 Though I do think even Zoidberg is a less offensive person than Zed.

m@ 4:02 pm 03 Jun 13

HiddenDragon said :

I think a Zorro theme would be just the thing for the campaign.

I’d prefer a “Why not Zedberg?” theme…

baldilocks 2:40 pm 03 Jun 13

” I’m still waiting for my rates to triple. You weren’t fibbing were you Zed ????” (Posts #1 & 2)

Actually, everyones rates are likely to triple in somewhere between 8 and 12 years, if the bracket creep effects of the new rates system are not adjusted for by the gubmint, and land values go up at the same compound rate of increase as they have over the last 12 years.

Can you see the Gubmint adjusting for bracket creep in the new rates system given their deep seated budgetary problems? Dont hold your breath waiting.

Not a Zed supporter, but his statement is likely to end up correct.
Looking forward to Barr eating his words that rates will not triple within 50 years.

El_Mariachi 1:52 pm 03 Jun 13

Russ said :

From the look of this page: http://landscaperesearch.com.au/?page_id=12 itseems effective communication doesn’t require correct punctuation, decent layout nor proper sentence structure.

That’s a particularly poor website for a communications outfit, start up or not. It looks like it escaped from a holding pen at blogspot.

Beau Locks 1:23 pm 03 Jun 13

Russ said :

From the look of this page: http://landscaperesearch.com.au/?page_id=12 itseems effective communication doesn’t require correct punctuation, decent layout nor proper sentence structure.

+1

schmeah 1:23 pm 03 Jun 13

He’s taking a consultancy job while campaigning? Zed is either desperate for money (which may also explain his reluctance to leave the Assembly) OR taking it very much as a given that he will be elected come September (given that we are 4 months out and most new candidates would be working on their campaign full time).

Gungahlin Al 1:21 pm 03 Jun 13

“Further Update: LinkedIn has Jane Seaborn working for Canberra Airport and Liberal polling outfit Crosby Textor as well as being a director of Canberra Grammar.
Intriguing.”

Sometimes when you’re doing a jigsaw puzzle and you’re struggling to get any pieces to fit, then suddenly everything just slots together…
That.

Russ 1:09 pm 03 Jun 13

From the look of this page: http://landscaperesearch.com.au/?page_id=12 itseems effective communication doesn’t require correct punctuation, decent layout nor proper sentence structure.

Mr Evil 12:37 pm 03 Jun 13

Don’t forget to take your iron lung and your bible with you when you leave the assembly, Zed.

Beau Locks 12:19 pm 03 Jun 13

Now that Captain ZZZ is departing the Assembly, I wonder when we’ll find out who will replace him. My understanding is that a countback would put Val Jeffrey next in line, but I’ve heard he might not be too interested any more. Which would mean we’d get Nicole Lawder, who I reckon will be fantastic.

c_c™ 11:48 am 03 Jun 13

Yes, the low altitude flyer has left the building! Calls for some http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M

Just a pity he’s still hanging around ACT politics and is quite likely to become a Senator. Even more a pity, that the competition for Humphries seat is one between a low altitude flyer, and a someone from a party that can’t count who’s a fake Canberran.

p1 11:30 am 03 Jun 13

I have no idea who “Canberra firm Landscape Research+Communications” are, but is Zed really going to do work for them, or is this an under the carpet way of someone supporting his election by giving him a wage with he is and unemployed bum campaigning? Kind of like giving footie players jobs they never turn up for to circumvent salary caps?

HiddenDragon 11:27 am 03 Jun 13

I think a Zorro theme would be just the thing for the campaign.

davo101 11:24 am 03 Jun 13

Kim F said :

I’m still waiting for my rates to triple. You weren’t fibbing were you Zed ????

You just failed to see the little asterisk which would have lead you to the small detail of “over a 20 year period”.

Kim F 11:16 am 03 Jun 13

I’m still waiting for my rates to triple. You weren’t fibbing were you Zed ????

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