Back in October this year, it was revealed in Senate estimates that, due to funding cuts, the Australian War Memorial Council considered closing the Memorial one day a week as well as cutting the very popular Christmas Carols event.
Since then, we've seen the release of the Department of Veterans Affairs' "Red Book" which tells us of a bleak outlook for this iconic national institution.
In 2010, under the guise of the oxymoronic “efficiency dividend”, the ACT Government has again demonstrated that it is incapable of providing for the complex needs of the public education system.
The last three sitting days of the Legislative Assembly for 2010 have seen the Opposition behaving as they have all year – Opposition for opposition sake.
As it stands, there have been 19 divisions in the Assembly over the last two and a half days, and the Opposition have lost all of them.
This belligerent approach from the Opposition is for no apparent reason and serves no purpose other than to waste the time of the hardworking assembly staff, and is an attempt at political points scoring.
To be a viable alternative government, the ACT Greens need to start pulling their socks up and get to work on the areas where the major parties have the market to themselves.