Thursday, May 24, 2007


Get over it, Stanhope tells Sydneysiders

‘The ACT Chief Minister says Sydneysiders need to accept that Canberra will be the nation’s capital for as long as Australia exists.

Former prime minister Paul Keating sparked the debate by suggesting the harbour city should become the nation’s new capital.

Mr Keating says the Federal Government effectively operates from Sydney, with most Cabinet meetings held in the city.

“When Parliament is sitting everyone flies off to the bush capital and they all live in their motel rooms and then they all fly out again on Friday morning,” he said.

ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope says Sydneysiders need to accept reality.’

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