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ACT Government advertising spend

By catey - 13 July 2007 22

Hi – is anyone else getting sick of seeing the tv ads the ACT Government is using our taxpayer funds for about the recent budget and how this “proves” its commitment to the territory?

How about proving its commitment to the ACT community by directing the money spent on the campaign toward community projects instead of wasting money on propaganda about how great the government is!

I would accept spending on an advertisement that is genuinely providing information to the community about issues of concern or uncertainty, but there is nothing about this ad that informs the community, it is solely self-promoting. What’s the story and aren’t there any laws/regulations to prevent the government wasting money like this? Does anyone know?


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22 Responses to
ACT Government advertising spend
BeyondThought 6:51 pm 13 Jul 07

When is Chairman Jon going to start using taxpayers money to give us all Little Red Books???

miz 6:10 pm 13 Jul 07

Why have they wasted money on this, yet charge the unnecessary utilities tax??? TransACT are now passing this crazy tax on . . .

GnT 4:28 pm 13 Jul 07

I agree, waste of money and self promotion. The ads aren’t even that good.

Ralph 4:17 pm 13 Jul 07

I only watch Fox so I don’t see any of this shit, thankfully.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with 2:28 pm 13 Jul 07

Total waste of money and resources, so pretty much in line with other activities the local council carries out. I wonder if we’ll get an ad all about the flash new ESA spend…

Thumper 1:44 pm 13 Jul 07

I kind of vague out when the ads come on so I’ve no idea what they are about…

pierce 1:42 pm 13 Jul 07

I’d liked the tag WorstChoices personally.

Maelinar 1:35 pm 13 Jul 07

You mean WorkLiberal ?

Thumper 1:01 pm 13 Jul 07

I get a tad p*ssed off when the Federal goverment uses their policy announcement ads as a pseudo Liberal campaign.

Androyd 12:50 pm 13 Jul 07

Saddens me that part of Stanhope’s rationale is, we’ve learned some lessons from the Feds. Makes it harder to effectively complain about the big abuses of advertising at the federal level if labor is happy to do it locally. And I’m sure he’d be the first to scream if an ACT Liberal Govt (novel concept I know, but bear with me) did the same thing. I’m not usually a Stanhope basher, but given the nature of these ads I think he’s got this one wrong big time.

Thumper 12:47 pm 13 Jul 07

It’s rather paternalistic really…

morgan 12:46 pm 13 Jul 07

agreed. the ads tell us nothing about any program, initiative etc

at least the “excessive” comm govt ad spends are about programs, changes to legislation etc

this “excessive” spend by the comm govt would be the numbnutted rationale the amatuers that run the ACT govt would use to justify their budget ads

stanhope should focus on governing and less on things like telling people how racist they are and how racist – by default- he is not…

indulge me while I take the stanhope sledge segway further – is Stanhope the racist? – the little brown people cant look after themselves but its ok… BIG JON is there to look after them and stand up for them

Thumper 12:41 pm 13 Jul 07

Is this the first time an ACT government has advertised itself as such?

And agreed, it stinks…

pierce 12:38 pm 13 Jul 07

I agree – this is wrong on any side of politics and the more money spent on it, the more offensive it becomes.

LG 12:31 pm 13 Jul 07

Agreed. Waste of money. Simple propaganda for next year’s election.

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