And the ACT Candidates for the 2013 election are…

johnboy 17 August 2013 63

Yes that’s right folks it’s time for the sinking feeling when you realise a friend or relative is running for election in the most dire campaign in living memory.

After disgracefully doing a media flash bang without having prepped their website the Electoral Commission has finally extracted its digit and put the information online.

It’s quite the ticket for the Senate:

Senate candidates for the ACT, 2013 Federal Election
[Download this data [.csv]]
Group code Candidate name Party ballot name Occupation Contact details
AJP FILLINGER, Marcus Animal Justice Party Photographer  
AJP MONTAGNE, Jessica Animal Justice Party Company Director

Email: ajpactjessica@gmail.com

KAP BAILEY, Steven Katter’s Australian Party Arts Practitioner

Mobile: 0400 419 404
Email: sjbailey7@gmail.com

KAP ARNOLD, Joe Katter’s Australian Party Student/Sessional Tutor  
GRN SHEIKH, Simon Australian Greens Small Business owner

Email: simon.sheikh@act.greens.org.au

GRN ESGUERRA, Indra Australian Greens Policy Advisor/Business Owner

Email: campaign@act.greens.org.au

SPP O’CONNOR, Mark Stable Population Party Writer  
SPP GRAHAM, Greg Stable Population Party Computer Technician  
BTA BUCKNELL, Chris Bullet Train For Australia Receptionist  
BTA LEMMEY, Michael James Bullet Train For Australia Educator  
DRF CUBITT, Paul Drug Law Reform Correctional Officer

Phone (home): 0416 167 227 Phone (work): 0416 167 227
Mobile: 0416 167 227
Email: dlraact@gmail.com

DRF DOWSON, Stacey Drug Law Reform Lawyer/Director

Phone (work): 02 9519 3088
Email: sd@dowsonturco.com.au

ASXP AVERY, Deborah Sex Party Business Owner  
ASXP MILLER, Jamie Sex Party Carer  
RUA ROSS, Irwin Rise Up Australia Party Cabinet Maker

PO Box 4702
HIGGINS ACT 2615
Mobile: 0414 387 863

RUA HENRIQUEZ, Jose Rise Up Australia Party Public Servant

6 Pennefather Street
HIGGINS ACT 2615

VEP NITSCHKE, Philip Voluntary Euthanasia Party Doctor

90 Forum
66 Allara St

CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
Phone (home): 0407 189 339
Phone (work): 0407 189 339
Email: philip@exitinternational.net

VEP MACDOUGALL, Susan Voluntary Euthanasia Party University Lecturer, retired

Phone (work): 02 6254 1108
Email: susan@vep.org.au

PUP SLATTERY, Wayne Kenneth Palmer United Party Horse Breeder

Mobile: 0416 079 665

PUP TEERMAN, Paul Gerard Palmer United Party Aboriginal Ranger

Mobile: 0414 869 213
Email: pgt_1970@hotmail.com

LP SESELJA, Zed Liberal Consultant

PO Box 501
CIVIC SQUARE PRIVATE BOXES ACT 2608
Phone (home): 02 6173 4436
Phone (work): 02 6273 5155

LP NASH, Merinda Liberal Business Owner

PO Box 501
CIVIC SQUARE PRIVATE BOXES ACT 2608
Phone (home): 02 6173 4436
Phone (work): 02 6273 5155

ALP LUNDY, Kate Australian Labor Party ACT Senator

Unit A, Ground Floor
11 London Circuit

CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
Phone (work): 02 6230 0411

ALP SANT, Chris Australian Labor Party Public Servant (resigned 9/8/13)

GPO Box 3065
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Phone (work): 02 6247 4066
Mobile: 0417 413 690
Email: chris.sant@act.alp.org.au

AIN FERNIE, Anthony Watson Australian Independents Retired Serviceman

1/300 Greenwell Point Road
WORRIGEE NSW 2540

AIN PETERSEN, Valma Australian Independents Political Advisor  
EZEKIEL-HART, Emmanuel Independent Legal Practitioner

1/9 Belconnen Way
WEETANGERA ACT 2614
Mobile: 0401 071 824
Email: independentemmanuel@gmail.com


Moving on we have in the southern seat of Canberra a sensible six:

House of Representative candidates for the electorate of Canberra, ACT, 2013 Federal Election
[Download this data [.csv]]
Ballot position Candidate name Party ballot name Occupation Contact details
1 SEFTON, Tom Liberal Public Servant

PO Box 501
CIVIC SQUARE PRIVATE BOXES ACT 2608

Phone (home): 02 6173 4436
Phone (work): 02 6273 5155

2 MELROSE, Julie Australian Greens Assistant Director

Email: julie.melrose@act.greens.org.au

3 HANLEY, Tony Palmer United Party Property Valuer & Agent

PO Box 810
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601

Phone (work): 0467 672 253
Mobile: 0467 672 253
Email: goodthinking99@y7mail.com

4 MAHER, Damien Bullet Train For Australia Small Business Owner  
5 BRODTMANN, Gai Australian Labor Party Politician

Phone (work): 02 6293 1344
Email: gai.brodtmann.mp@aph.gov.au

6 BURT, Nicolle Secular Party of Australia Consultant

Email: nburt@secular.org.au


And in Fraser seven:

House of Representative candidates for the electorate of Fraser, ACT, 2013 Federal Election
[Download this data [.csv]]
Ballot position Candidate name Party ballot name Occupation Contact details
1 CHURCHILL, Darren Mark Australian Democrats Consultant

PO Box 7195
KALEEN ACT 2617

Phone (home): 0412 196 473
Phone (work): 0412 196 473
Mobile: 0412 196 473
Email: darren.churchill@australian-democrats.org.au

2 LEE, Elizabeth Liberal Lecturer

PO Box 501
CIVIC SQUARE PRIVATE BOXES ACT 2608

Phone (home): 02 6173 4436
Phone (work): 02 6273 5155

3 LEIGH, Andrew Australian Labor Party Member of Parliament

8/1 Torrens St
BRADDON ACT 2612

Phone (work): 02 6247 4396
Email: andrew.leigh.mp@aph.gov.au

4 ALCAZAR, Freddy Alejandro Palmer United Party Project Manager

36 Daintree Cres
KALEEN ACT 2617

Mobile: 0403 342 323
Email: FREDDY@HOMEMAIL.COM.AU

5 ROSS, Jill Elizabeth Rise Up Australia Party Word Processor  
6 HUGGINS, Sam Bullet Train For Australia Electrician  
7 VERWEY, Adam Australian Greens Ethical Investment

Email: Adam.Verwey@act.greens.org.au

Good luck to one and all, Barcham will be mailing out the candidate questionnaire on Monday.


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Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 1:52 pm 18 Aug 13

Alderney said :

Primal said :

And we have one candidate with a contact address somewhere near Nowra…

…and Merinda Nash shares a home phone number with Zed…nudge nudge wink wink.

I noticed one that too…
Is there a big Liberal Party sharehouse somewhere to keep costs down?

Alderney Alderney 1:02 pm 18 Aug 13

Primal said :

And we have one candidate with a contact address somewhere near Nowra…

…and Merinda Nash shares a home phone number with Zed…nudge nudge wink wink.

IrishPete IrishPete 12:18 pm 18 Aug 13

arescarti42 said :

+1

Increasing the population ad infinitum doesn’t make us more productive or wealthier like both major parties seem to think it does, it merely increases total consumption and output.

The big issue for me is that both state and federal governments Australia wide have proven to be completely incapable of providing additional housing, infrastructure and services for the unusually high population growth we had over the 00s.

Jacking up the population and not providing commensurate investment in services and infrastructure might be a good way to generate tax revenue, but it’s also a good way to see our quality of life decline.

Indeed. I think it is reasonable to assume that GST and income tax, and some other tax, receipts increase roughly in line with population, but is expenditure on the basics (health, education, transport) increasing at the same rate, or is a percentage being creamed off to basically porkbarrel particular groups or regions/electorates?

Certainly my local Council’s income from State and Feds has not increased with population, and rates and other direct charges on its population only make up about half its income. So it is unable to increase spending on roads, parks, pools, libraries etc. in line with population increase. The State and Feds must be pocketing the extra taxes they are receiving.

IP

arescarti42 arescarti42 11:03 am 18 Aug 13

LSWCHP said :

Everybody…and I mean everybody in the entire country…should pay attention to what IP has written there. GDP per capita is one of those metrics that no politician ever mentions, because it would show that despite all their bloviation we’re all actually getting poorer, year on year.

The consumer society idea of “prosperity through never-ending growth” is an absurdity. At some point growth has to stabilise and level off, otherwise we will end up packed in shoulder to shoulder across every square meter of the country. That reductio ad absurdum won’t happen of course, because disease, war, or ecological disaster will thin the herd long before that happens. And when it does, it won’t be pretty.

Our country is an ancient, worn out, beat up pile of dirt, and it’s struggling to keep us all going. Given that undeniable fact, the Stable Population Party folks seem to me to be espousing some pretty sensible ideas.

+1

Increasing the population ad infinitum doesn’t make us more productive or wealthier like both major parties seem to think it does, it merely increases total consumption and output.

The big issue for me is that both state and federal governments Australia wide have proven to be completely incapable of providing additional housing, infrastructure and services for the unusually high population growth we had over the 00s.

Jacking up the population and not providing commensurate investment in services and infrastructure might be a good way to generate tax revenue, but it’s also a good way to see our quality of life decline.

Ghettosmurf87 Ghettosmurf87 9:05 am 18 Aug 13

Skidbladnir said :

c_c™ said :

Rise Up Australia Party, bunch of racist fascist nut jobs.

My favourite part of the Rise Up crazies has been the blatant and continuing redirection of

Catch the Fire Church resources into their “totally not an associated entity, no sir” political wing headed by Danny Nalliah
To the point that the Church has been running “Vote 1 Rise Up Australia” for months now and recommending that their congregation vote for particular candidates, and also asking the congregation to stump up money to run advertising for the Party.

How that remains legal, I do not know.

But I guess we should ask Irwin Ross about the legality, as locally it’s his campaign.

As the law stands, it’s pretty simple how it works.

In order for Catch the Fire Ministries to be deemed an associated entity (in the legal sense) a majority of its entire operations would have to be on behalf of the political party.

So while it is perfectly reasonable to argue that Rise Up Asutralia is almost entirely reliant on Catch the Fire Ministries, it would be rather harder to accurately say that Catch the Fire Ministries entire operations are mainly focussed around benefitting the party as opposed to running a massive corporate church to brainwash society of which a political party is just a small aspect.

Believe me, I detest the party and catch the fire ministries as much as anyone, but the law as it stands does NOT back up your assertion, no matter how often you insist you can’t believe it.

Deref Deref 8:10 am 18 Aug 13

Deborah said :

pepmeup said :

Vote 1sex party in the senate, I think we need less laws and a little more fun.

I’d like to help with that! I’ll be running for the Australian Sex Party for the Senate.

I’m a business woman, Minecraft Mum (the non-sporting version of a soccer mum) and a part-time student. Politics aren’t my idea of fun but I’m tired of a vocal minority influencing government policy even when the majority of Australians don’t agree.

Look past the name and check out our policies at http://www.sexparty.org.au.

I’ll be voting for the Sex Party. Very best of luck, Deborah.

And yes – look at their web site and check out their policies.

Jethro Jethro 8:04 am 18 Aug 13

So many parties I want to put last. Decisions, decisions.

IrishPete IrishPete 7:57 am 18 Aug 13

LSWCHP said :

Everybody…and I mean everybody in the entire country…should pay attention to what IP has written there. GDP per capita is one of those metrics that no politician ever mentions, because it would show that despite all their bloviation we’re all actually getting poorer, year on year.

Thanks for the vote of confidence.

But please don’t ignore the “adjusted for inflation” bit. PEEFO was reported as including a forecast of growth in real terms (inflation adjusted) ranging from 1% to 6% (from memory but I am confident of the 1%, because it is what made be sit up and take notice).

Growth of 1% is “negative growth” (contraction) when adjusted for Australia’s annual 1+% population growth. And several quarters of contraction in a row = recession.

So is Australia already in recession? Does anyone really know? I suspect we have been hovering around zero real growth for quite some time.

The Growth Is Good mantra is reminiscent of “Greed is Good” and just as silly. Let’s look for some proper measures of prosperity, or comfort or contentedness/happiness.

IP

EvanJames EvanJames 1:27 am 18 Aug 13

pepmeup said :

I’ve heard the animal justice party is preferencing the libs, so with the donkey vote locked up Zed has successfully won the second senate spot in Canberra

They most certainly are NOT preferencing the Liberals. The Liberal party position on Live Export alone sees that not happening. The Liberal Party position is to apologise to Indonesia for suspending the trade when their appalling cruelty was publicised via Four Corners, and increasing exports, and reducing the current useless “safeguards”.

So, where did you “hear” the Animal Justice Party was preferencing the Liberals, exactly?

EvanJames EvanJames 1:20 am 18 Aug 13

DrKoresh said :

Does anyone else get an uneasy feeling about the “Stable Population Party”?

What the hell is that about?

I keep nagging them to dispel fears they’re a racist party, but they seem to think everyone’s got the message by now. (I’m a founding member).

Stable population is an offshoot of Sustainable Population which has been a movement here for decades. It’s about people, the country’s (and the world’s) carrying capacity. it’s about resisting the moves by governments since Howard to increase the population too fast, the rush to “Big Australia”. So they’re against an immigration intake of Canberra’s population per year, but also against domestic population growth by means of things like the Baby Bonus and other payments/rebates.

It’s about bums on seats, not the colours of those bums. It’s about unaffordable housing, congestion, pollution, depletion of resources, everything that we’re seeing that diminishes our quality of life, and that of the animals we share our country with.

switch switch 10:46 pm 17 Aug 13

So who are the white “Vote 1 Ians” signs I’m seeing on the Parkway and Adelaide Avenue?

Primal Primal 8:48 pm 17 Aug 13

And we have one candidate with a contact address somewhere near Nowra…

Thumper Thumper 8:45 pm 17 Aug 13

LSWCHP said :

Darkfalz said :

I really detest grubby little Andrew Leigh. It’s a shame he’s sitting on a very comfortable margin. As long as Sheik doesn’t get in I’m happy. A big bonus would be Kate Lundy losing her senate seat, but it’s probably too much to hope for with the way senate voting works.

So what’s wrong with Mr Leigh? I’ve seen him in action a few times, and he seems like an intelligent, witty and decent man.

Except when Leigh breaks into ALP script and AbbottAbbottAbbott speak, he’s the best of a bad bunch. Canberra could do much worse than re-elect him.

Brodtmann, on the other hand, is persona non grata.

Deborah Deborah 8:43 pm 17 Aug 13

pepmeup said :

Vote 1sex party in the senate, I think we need less laws and a little more fun.

I’d like to help with that! I’ll be running for the Australian Sex Party for the Senate.

I’m a business woman, Minecraft Mum (the non-sporting version of a soccer mum) and a part-time student. Politics aren’t my idea of fun but I’m tired of a vocal minority influencing government policy even when the majority of Australians don’t agree.

Look past the name and check out our policies at http://www.sexparty.org.au.

Thumper Thumper 8:39 pm 17 Aug 13

Roundhead89 said :

The Animal Justice Party standing for the Senate leaves me with a dilemma. Who to put last when voting, either them or The Greens. The proliferation of leftist candidates makes it even more important to vote below the line and put them last because their preferences always flow to The Greens and the number one priority with a Liberal government coming in after Sept 7 is for Zed to win the second Senate seat so we have a voice in that government.

AJP are first for me. The major parties are a complete disappointment and don’t deserve to be in power.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 8:38 pm 17 Aug 13

IrishPete said :

DrKoresh said :

Does anyone else get an uneasy feeling about the “Stable Population Party”?

What the hell is that about?

Kinda like the Voluntary Euthanasia Party’s policies, but less voluntary?

But seriously, you’d be amazed how many of the problems in Australia (and the world) are caused by the inexorable growth in population.

And how increasing the population is used by the mainstream parties to disguise actual recession, or near-recession. if they ever start expressing GDP in per capita terms and adjusted for inflation, then you’ll see. (There was a hint of it in PEEFO this week.)

IP

Everybody…and I mean everybody in the entire country…should pay attention to what IP has written there. GDP per capita is one of those metrics that no politician ever mentions, because it would show that despite all their bloviation we’re all actually getting poorer, year on year.

The consumer society idea of “prosperity through never-ending growth” is an absurdity. At some point growth has to stabilise and level off, otherwise we will end up packed in shoulder to shoulder across every square meter of the country. That reductio ad absurdum won’t happen of course, because disease, war, or ecological disaster will thin the herd long before that happens. And when it does, it won’t be pretty.

Our country is an ancient, worn out, beat up pile of dirt, and it’s struggling to keep us all going. Given that undeniable fact, the Stable Population Party folks seem to me to be espousing some pretty sensible ideas.

pepmeup pepmeup 7:50 pm 17 Aug 13

I’ve heard the animal justice party is preferencing the libs, so with the donkey vote locked up Zed has successfully won the second senate spot in Canberra

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 7:08 pm 17 Aug 13

c_c™ said :

Rise Up Australia Party, bunch of racist fascist nut jobs.

My favourite part of the Rise Up crazies has been the blatant and continuing redirection of Catch the Fire Church resources into their “totally not an associated entity, no sir” political wing headed by Danny Nalliah
To the point that the Church has been running “Vote 1 Rise Up Australia” for months now and recommending that their congregation vote for particular candidates, and also asking the congregation to stump up money to run advertising for the Party.

How that remains legal, I do not know.

But I guess we should ask Irwin Ross about the legality, as locally it’s his campaign.

pepmeup pepmeup 6:49 pm 17 Aug 13

Vote 1sex party in the senate, I think we need less laws and a little more fun.

IrishPete IrishPete 6:24 pm 17 Aug 13

DrKoresh said :

Does anyone else get an uneasy feeling about the “Stable Population Party”?

What the hell is that about?

Kinda like the Voluntary Euthanasia Party’s policies, but less voluntary?

But seriously, you’d be amazed how many of the problems in Australia (and the world) are caused by the inexorable growth in population.

And how increasing the population is used by the mainstream parties to disguise actual recession, or near-recession. if they ever start expressing GDP in per capita terms and adjusted for inflation, then you’ll see. (There was a hint of it in PEEFO this week.)

IP

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