THE Canberra Liberals are again up in arms that Labor party young thruster Joshua Ceramidas is being quoted in the Canberra Times as an unaligned community voice.
Last year the Canberra Times was forced to run a clarification after quoting Josh’s approval for the rebalancing of ACT taxation towards rates away from stamp duty.
Today he’s quoted speaking approvingly about the site for a proposed bus layover at Barry Drive and Watson Street.
“It makes perfect sense, as the current layover is poorly placed and is an ineffective use of fairly valuable public land,” he said. ”The sites that have been selected have had thought put into them and we have to find sites in the inner city where a facility of that nature can be placed.”
Joshua’s speaking in his position as Canberra City Residents Association President with no mention of his Labor ties.
The Turner Residents Association begs to differ.
The issue is set to become ever more vexed as citizens in their right minds rarely want to make the effort to keep residents’ associations going, while ambitious young political party members, of all stripes, view the exercise as useful practice for their future ambitions.
According to the Canberra Times “The [Canberra City Residents] Association seeks to represent residents of Canberra’s central city area, including the views of some in immediately adjacent suburbs such as Acton, Turner, Braddon and Reid.”
Speaking as a Reid resident it is the first time this correspondent can recall hearing of the CCRA. The Reid Resident’s Association, it should be noted, is regular in its communication.
[Photo via Joshua's facebook page]