Proof that 2UE management are insane They all have the donut in common.

ACT Government Shopfronts take a day off!

December 28th, 2005 at 12:28pm

This morning I made the journey to my local ACT Government Shopfront (oddly named “Canberra Connect”) with some fairly important papers, only to discover that they have all taken the day off. Perhaps they were confused by the change of public holidays by ACT Industrial Relations minister Katy Gallagher and didn’t realise that today isn’t a public holiday, maybe they thought that it would be nice to have another day off.

Either way, they have flown in the face of just about every other ACT government agency, as the rest all seem to realise today is not a public holiday, and in the process inconvenienced a lot of the ACT public, who walked up to the doors of Canberra Connect agencies to find a “We are closed” sign. In fact, a family was walking there at the same time as me, and were equally disappointed.

This will only make the queues worse tomorrow and Friday…


Entry Filed under: Bizarreness,Canberra Stories,Samuel's Editorials

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  • 1. Steve  |  December 28th, 2005 at 3:06 pm

    Hi Samuel,

    Perhaps the reason for the day off is because public servants have the week after christmas off. I wouldn’t expect to see them open until next week.


    P.S. Do you have an MSN IM and if so, is there a way to add you?

  • 2. John B1_B5  |  December 28th, 2005 at 4:35 pm

    Doesn’t the Commonwealth and ACT Public Service get an extra day on top of the normal holidays ? Were the Post Offices open today ?

  • 3. Samuel  |  December 28th, 2005 at 5:03 pm

    That is possible, as I understand it though, most of the federal public service will be back on deck tomorrow, whilst most ACT agencies were operating in a mostly normal manner. ACTION, Canberra’s public bus service were operating (almost) as normal, and the federal Australia Post agencies were operating in a perfectly normal manner.

    I do have Messenger, but I rarely use it, I generally use email for most things.

  • 4. punky_brewster  |  December 28th, 2005 at 11:26 pm


  • 5. punky_brewster  |  December 28th, 2005 at 11:26 pm

    OK, wrong post bit.
    What a duffer.

  • 6. punky_brewster  |  December 28th, 2005 at 11:28 pm

    …And I spelt it wrong. Thats what wine will do for you. Samuel. Don’t touch the stuff. Look at my spelling. LOOK AT IT!!!

  • 7. Samuel  |  December 28th, 2005 at 11:33 pm

    Apart from which, both “Doughnut” and “Donut” are acceptable.

    For those of you who are confused, punky_brewster is referring to this post.

  • 8. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  December 29th, 2005 at 7:54 pm

    Sam are u ok fires in Yarralumbla

  • 9. Samuel  |  December 29th, 2005 at 7:59 pm

    Yep, fine, the fire was on the other side of town. It looks like the police are treating it as suspicious, with residents claiming that it may have started from a cigarette.

  • 10. Harry Labia  |  January 19th, 2006 at 2:42 pm

    Canberra Connect staff missed out big time then, didn’t they Sam?

  • 11. Samuel  |  January 19th, 2006 at 2:46 pm

    Missed out on what? A visit from me? Discussions about the spelling of donut?


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