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Election Wrap – 3 October

By 3 October 2008 21

Ads:

The Canberra Times reports that the Liberals are crying foul about the ALPs nurse ad.

It seems the nurse in the ad, Naomi Clarke, is not currently registered in the ACT. Hilarity ensues.

Labor:

Megan Doherty in the CT has a Stanhopian hissy fit over “political point scoring” as a result of his public artworks.

John Hargreaves has announced that he’s kicked off the duplication of the lethal Tharwa drive.

Jon Stanhope is going to save the fluffy puppies with $100,000 for the RSPCA, but only if we re-elect him.

Mr Stanhope has also found $200,000 to restore a 1923 cottage in Weston Park.

Andrew Barr is providing $51,500 for the Canberra United women’s soccer team.

Greens:

The Greens have published an apology for Elena Kirschbaum’s incitement to emo abuse.

Shane Rattenbury has announced the Greens Energy Strategy. He’d like a renewable energy plant, other renewable stuff, and energy efficiency.

Liberals:

The CT reports that the Australian Christian Lobby is getting stuck into the Liberals for letting two people from the sex industry’s Eros foundation pay for tickets at a Bill Stefaniak fundraiser.

Zed is promising a more cycle friendly Canberra. All bow before the pedal power mafia, as do I.

CAP:

CAP have released a list of key policy statements on the environment.

James Sizer has said he wants all retail electricity sold in the ACT to be from green sources.

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21 Responses to Election Wrap – 3 October
#1
jakez10:46 am, 03 Oct 08

“We could actually live in a cultural desert if people felt that was an appropriate way for us to express who we are and how we live,” he said.

It is ridiculous to assert (as Stanhope has) that art and culture cannot exist without the Government. This is both false and insulting. If we did not have Dinornis Maximus in Woden, we would still have art and culture to the extent that it was desired. In a city like Canberra, this would equal a great deal of art and culture. One only has to look.

#2
Fiona10:53 am, 03 Oct 08

yes but you couldn’t use an actualy TCH nurse in an ad now could you? Then someone would complain about the government using their government ways to get their staff to campaign for them. Or something.

#3
Thumper10:58 am, 03 Oct 08

AH, but should there be a disclaimer? A voice over?

“The nurse portrayed in this political advert is not an actual nurse employed in an ACT hospital but an actor who is being paid money by the ALP to pretend that she is a nurse employed in an ACT hospital. Written and spoken by blah de blah de blah”

Really, who cares? it’s a political ad, as if it’s real.

#4
Sands11:00 am, 03 Oct 08

can’t get passed “Labor are…”

#5
peterh11:08 am, 03 Oct 08

Fiona said :

yes but you couldn’t use an actualy TCH nurse in an ad now could you? Then someone would complain about the government using their government ways to get their staff to campaign for them. Or something.

if it was a TCH nurse, she would have bags under her eyes, stress lines, generally looking very tired.

The fact that there aren’t enough staff in TCH, the wards have toilets that don’t work properly, particularly the ICU, makes you wonder why the ALP would want to bring attention to the hospital system in the first place.

I would have made a generic ad focusing on things that they are doing right for ACT health services…..

wait. what ARE they doing right for ACT health Services?

anyone?

hello?

#6
tylersmayhem11:09 am, 03 Oct 08

Oh – so the person on the ad’s name is Naomi Clarke. Hmm, I always thought it was a pre-pubescent boy…you know…like Doogie Howser?!

#7
peterh11:19 am, 03 Oct 08

tylersmayhem said :

Oh – so the person on the ad’s name is Naomi Clarke. Hmm, I always thought it was a pre-pubescent boy…you know…like Doogie Howser?!

right.

okay then.

interesting that an ad with the person’s name on it when it is running makes you think of doogie howser…

#8
jakez11:37 am, 03 Oct 08

Lest someone accuse me of being partisan:

“Mr Seselja said the Opposition was not against public art per se.

“I think Jon Stanhope’s stretching it there. We’ve always said we’re not opposed to all public art but we are opposed to spending a lot of money on public art on the side of roads instead of actually finishing those roads,” he said.”

WOW. Way to say absolutely nothing Zed.

#9
peterh11:44 am, 03 Oct 08

jakez said :

Lest someone accuse me of being partisan:

“Mr Seselja said the Opposition was not against public art per se.

“I think Jon Stanhope’s stretching it there. We’ve always said we’re not opposed to all public art but we are opposed to spending a lot of money on public art on the side of roads instead of actually finishing those roads,” he said.”

WOW. Way to say absolutely nothing Zed.

how is it saying nothing? sorry, but I think that is a great idea. finish the dual lane GDE, then worry about stacking koppers logs and rocks.

#10
peterh1:05 pm, 03 Oct 08

and the eros foundation is paying money to attend a lib event? how is this bad?

better the money goes somewhere, rather than not.

#11
Jonathon Reynolds1:14 pm, 03 Oct 08

Shhhhhh!!!

We better not point out that the early TV adverts that the Liberals were running: “You had your chance” (Schools, Tharwa bridge, GDE etc), it appears were not the voices of Canberra locals.

As far as I could ascertain they were professional talent “voice actors” from an agency up in QLD. Hardly locals lamenting the current state of affairs.

Currentscore on political misrepresentation of local voters:
ALP:1, Liberals:1

#12
jakez1:30 pm, 03 Oct 08

Re Eros story:

”Obviously I’d be disappointed with that and if any political party was receiving money from the Eros Foundation, because I would think a group like that clearly has an agenda to push,” MrWallace said.

So the ACL doesn’t have an agenda to push? At least Eros has real members not like the ACL with its phony ‘supporters’ that have zero say in the running of the organisation.

As far as I’m concerned, Eros will always be welcome at any fundraiser I ever hold.

#13
jakez1:32 pm, 03 Oct 08

Jonathon Reynolds said :

Shhhhhh!!!

We better not point out that the early TV adverts that the Liberals were running: “You had your chance” (Schools, Tharwa bridge, GDE etc), it appears were not the voices of Canberra locals.

As far as I could ascertain they were professional talent “voice actors” from an agency up in QLD. Hardly locals lamenting the current state of affairs.

Currentscore on political misrepresentation of local voters:
ALP:1, Liberals:1

See that’s a good point. Where does acting stop and ‘a real person’ start, in political ads?

#14
Aurelius1:42 pm, 03 Oct 08

As long as the ads carry a ‘spoken by fred bloggs’ at the end, we can all google the actor’s name and know they’re an actor, so does it really matter?
Do any of us think that the hot chick on the AAMI ad really answers their phones? I mean, it’s on TV, it’s an ad.

#15
mutley1:57 pm, 03 Oct 08

As far as I’m concerned, Eros will always be welcome at any fundraiser I ever hold.

A porn and prawn night perhaps?

#16
whistle4:20 pm, 03 Oct 08

Conflict of interest perhaps? I wonder if Andrew plays in the woman’s soccer team?

#17
Granny4:28 pm, 03 Oct 08

I am willing to play either a rocket scientist or a brain surgeon for whichever advertising company offers me the most money.

; )

#18
Roland GRNS4:32 pm, 03 Oct 08

Also Meredith Hunter for the Greens promised to sort out the Unit Titles mess [http://act.greens.org.au/archives/588]

#19
Gungahlin Al5:12 pm, 03 Oct 08

I’m pleased to see the Greens getting behind a renewable energy demo, and would hope it could dovetail with GCC’s Carbon Neutral Gungahlin idea.
But I’m disappointed they haven’t picked up our push for mandatory declaration of energy ratings on vacant blocks at point of sale.

“can’t get passed “Labor are…””
Ah dear – twice is one day…

#20
gun street girl7:02 pm, 03 Oct 08

peterh said :

wait. what ARE they doing right for ACT health Services?

anyone?

hello?

They’re forming lots and lots of committees to address the issues. And doesn’t that make all the difference in the end…?

#21
Primal9:20 pm, 03 Oct 08

Are we sure that comment from the ACL wasn’t meant to go in the stand-up comedy thread?

Hi-larious.

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