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The ACT election: Tired and complacent versus hidebound and headstrong

Jack Waterford
By Jack Waterford
Updated July 1 2021 - 4:34pm, first published October 9 2020 - 12:50am
Opposition Leader Alistair Coe questions ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr during the ACT Leaders' Debate at the National Press Club. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The biggest argument in favour of showing the ACT's Barr Labor government the door next Saturday is that it has become tired and corrupted by too many years of continuous power, too ready to take the electorate for granted, unwilling and surly about public consultation and, seemingly, all too comfortable with the powerful interests that attach themselves to people with the power to award contracts, spend public money, or exercise discretions in partial ways.

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Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford is a former editor of The Canberra Times.

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