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Ex-Brogden staffer charged over Carr death threat
April 6, 2005 - 10:00AM

A man will appear in court today charged with public mischief and threatening the life of NSW Premier Bob Carr, following an incident which prompted a major security alert at Parliament House yesterday.

The man, who had worked in Opposition lead John Brogden's office, faced counts of conveying false information, threatening life or property, and public mischief.

He appeared at Waverley Local Court this morning, following yesterday's drama at Parliament House.

Mr Brogden's office confirmed today that the man had been a volunteer in the Opposition Leader's office before the 2004 election and then had worked as a researcher for a few months.

The emergency began about lunchtime after a caller to Mr Carr's office allegedly threatened to kill him during question time, due to begin at 2.30pm.

Police and sniffer dogs were stationed throughout the building. Visitors were subjected to tougher security checks, with some claiming they had been refused entry to the public gallery.
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But Mr Carr appeared to take the threat in his stride.

Quizzed in question time about the police action, he said: "A sweep by police of the Parliament found no evidence of any Opposition policies."

His remark caused uproar from his political rivals, with the Opposition manager of business in the house, Andrew Tink, chiding Mr Carr for not taking parliamentary security seriously.

smh.com.au

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This must be part of their "A Liberal Premier in 2096" campaign.
 

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Randwicked said:
This must be part of their "A Liberal Premier in 2096" campaign.
One would hope we have a liberal premier by 2007. How anyone could re-elect labor is beyond me. I can't think of a single area in which they haven't completely failed - there must be one or two though. I wouldn't expect Liberal to do too much more - but they can't do worse.
 

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sirhc8 said:
One would hope we have a liberal premier by 2007. How anyone could re-elect labor is beyond me. I can't think of a single area in which they haven't completely failed - there must be one or two though. I wouldn't expect Liberal to do too much more - but they can't do worse.
Hmm, well I get the feeling that the libs won't do any better. They haven't taken the opportunities to nail Carr down (politically speaking), they haven't announced any strategies for fixing the state's problems. They've been content to sit and watch it slip away from Carr.
 

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Hmm, well I get the feeling that the libs won't do any better. They haven't taken the opportunities to nail Carr down (politically speaking), they haven't announced any strategies for fixing the state's problems. They've been content to sit and watch it slip away from Carr.
But we know what we'll get out of more Carr - nothing. May as well give someone else a go at fixing things.
 

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sirhc8 said:
One would hope we have a liberal premier by 2007. How anyone could re-elect labor is beyond me. I can't think of a single area in which they haven't completely failed - there must be one or two though. I wouldn't expect Liberal to do too much more - but they can't do worse.
I agree... they might as well release a book "how to stuff a state for dummies".
 

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sirhc8 said:
One would hope we have a liberal premier by 2007. How anyone could re-elect labor is beyond me. I can't think of a single area in which they haven't completely failed - there must be one or two though. I wouldn't expect Liberal to do too much more - but they can't do worse.
Libreal leaders in the states have an avrage IQ of 48
 

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^ nah, just a Beazley fanboy.

But he's partially right though, state Liberal leaders do have a much harder job (WA leader's SMRT canal idea, and Robert Doyle's SMRT transportation ideas) - just like The Beaz himself does in Canberra.

it's all relative.
 

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There are plently of simple opportunities for state liberal leaders if they choose to take them. All Brogden has to do is keep it simple. Given Carr's ineptness, give the general public 1 solution and you're ahead. We haven't heard it yet though.
Just pick one, trains, roads, water - 1 decent solution and you're in. If he doesn't take up that challenge before the next election I'll be inclined to agree with Citystyle.
Of course we want solutions to all of the above but 1 is better than none.
 
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