BOB CARR RESIGNS!

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Bob Carr quits as Premier
By Staff reporters
July 27, 2005 - 11:31AM

Bob Carr will resign as NSW Premier and as the member for Maroubra next Wednesday after 10 years in the job.

Mr Carr made the announcement this morning at his office in Govenor Macquarie Tower in the city.

He said he and wife, Helena, had decided it was time to step down.

"Today, I announce my retirement as premier and member for Maroubra, effective next Wednesday,'' he told reporters.

Mr Carr said of his colleagues: "We've been a great team. We've
acheived a lot together''

He thanked the NSW public for their support during his time as Premier.

"You put your trust in me and my team over four elections.''

He said that he would lend his full support to his replacement, "whoever that leader is''.

It is believed Mr Carr decided to resign after reaching the milestone of a decade as Premier.

He is thought to be following in the footsteps of Neville Wran, who also spent 10 years in the top job.

It is understood Mr Carr has no other jobs lined up.

Police minister Carl Scully and Health minister Morris Iemma would be the most likely replacements as Premier.

Sources saying Mr Iemma could have the numbers to win a vote.
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Reply By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 11:50

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 11:50
Mmmmm... I wonder what the forest and national park policy is going to be now.

Should be interesting under .... Scully?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 11:51

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 11:51
he is very green aint he?
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 11:54

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 11:54
That's what I would have thought..........

Gulp! :(
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Follow Up By: gramps - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 12:21

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 12:21
Thank God that fool Craig Knowles is no longer a contender. He was being groomed as the most likely successor but a series of stuff ups in Health and Planning ministries soon put paid to his prospects.

Scully has the media profile but Iemma at least looks like he is trying to do something with Health albeit from a pretty abysmal baseline.
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Reply By: cruiser - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 12:08

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 12:08
I bet he ends up moving to New Zealand where he bought a property years ago because they DONT have stamp duty and especially investor taxs there like he introdued here.
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Reply By: bundyman - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 12:18

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 12:18
I bet he won't loose any of his entitlements for failing to give adequate notice of resignation either!!! The costs associated with a sudden high power resignation like that would be astronomical!!

Bloody politicians - if you could put up with being hated by everyone it would be the ultimate job.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 12:19

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 12:19
LOL..
I'll start tomorrow.
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Reply By: Big Trev - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 12:50

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 12:50
Being a Victorian, I don't know much about Carr, Ieena, but because I have been inovled in Road Transport for many years, having Mr. Scully in the top job (IMHO) would not be a good move at all.
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 13:35

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 13:35
We've had personal dealings with him over a road through our property we want closed..... and he was a right-royal PITA.
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 14:11

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 14:11
Costa is a 4x4 advocate and camper, would be good on NP issues in our view, but I can't see him in the top job race. Who knows ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 14:13

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 14:13
He's the only one in that crew that I'd give the time of day to.

Let's hope.......
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Follow Up By: gramps - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 15:25

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 15:25
Cocka/Chrispy,

Please don't wish Costa upon us. After his fine efforts with Police, Transport and now Roads ..... good grief! He is nothing more than a bovver boy like his unlamented ex-Federal colleague Latham.
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 15:29

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 15:29
Gramps - I'm with you all the way! Please don't mis-understand me! It's a pretty miserable state of affairs when you have to start choosing from this bunch.....
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Follow Up By: gramps - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 15:32

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 15:32
Chrispy,

No problem. I'm like you. Scratching my head (no hair to get in the way) to come up with an alternative. They don't have much in the way of backup, do they?
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Follow Up By: gramps - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 15:39

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 15:39
John Watkins could be the dark horse. Pretty colourless though, like Iemma.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 19:02

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 19:02
is that right,, Costa,, actually i dont mind the guy, i really dont like any of the labor partybleeps buy he would be the pick. at least he rolls his sleeves up and gets into it..
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Reply By: Capt. Wrongway - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 14:45

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 14:45
Great stuff, about time! .... there'll be people dancing in the streets. and I'll be one of them! He'll probably move interstate .... becauce he's made it so expensive to live in NSW ... he probably ca'nt afford to live here either.
Bazza.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 15:27

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 15:27
He will be exempt from all taxs as part of his titanium diamond encrusted 24 carat gold hand shake.
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 17:15

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 17:15
well his golden handshake will not be as big as those bleeders that run the multinationals, like banks etc.

I hope we get a more moderate greenie that does not hate 4b's.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 18:57

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 18:57
I didnt put my trust in him once... I cant stand that little weasel faced moron. I'm glad he has gone. just concerned what wanker will take his place, at least they will be small shoes to fill!!! Probably that pasty faced scully... imagine inviting him to your party,,,,,,,,,
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Reply By: Toy_Hilux - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 21:04

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 21:04
Hi every-one,

He will probably join up with all of our Qld gov officials who have also just departed a sinking ship.

What next?

May-be little Johhny might decide to go!!! Could only dream of that!!!
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Reply By: Bruce (Canberra) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 21:07

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 21:07
I read once that he has never had a licence or a car!! So he won't be grey nomading - which is probably a good thing.

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