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Anyone know more about David Matthews – the (apparently) new ALP Candidate?

By Peter Holland - 27 June 2008 31

just wondering, saw his ad last night on the TV, but don’t know him from a bar of soap – does anyone have any info about him?

He looks to be the same David Matthews that runs Crystal Approach. Can anyone enlighten me?

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Anyone know more about David Matthews – the (apparently) new ALP Candidate?
BerraBoy68 8:21 pm 27 Jun 08

Oh, and can anybody pls tell me which current party will best support my lifestyle as advised in my previous post? Except for the CAP (they deserve to be punished for that god aweful song…).

BerraBoy68 8:19 pm 27 Jun 08

A bit of topic but this politically related so… I’m getting sick of seeing single issue stickers on cars in the ACT like “I want a Dragway and I vote”. Good for you if you have them, please enjoy your single issue life. Can anybody tell me where I can buy, or have printed a bumper-sticker that say’s:

“I am ambivalent towards a dragway, I fish, cycle, drive cars, ride motorbikes, like fireworks, have pets, have kids in school, am heterosexual, think the cops, firies and ambo’s are doing a fine job, hate beggers in Civic, hate drugs,hate light sentences for criminals, like drinking both beer and wine and I VOTE”?

Grumpy Smurf 5:58 pm 27 Jun 08

Ok, I was intrigued so i clicked on the David Mat(t)hews link. He’s got Jon’s hair! Is it an ALP thing that you have to look like Sonic Hedgehog?

But seriously – the first things that you read on his site are: about ME; MY vision; help ME; and donate to ME.

Sorry, but I’ve had enough of self-serving politicians. Tell me what you’re going to do for Canberra.

the-leak 5:39 pm 27 Jun 08

Keep digging

peterh 3:56 pm 27 Jun 08

the-leak said :

Nice try Peterh – perhaps you should also declare any political affiliations you have as you might be in breach of AEC guidelines in this instance.

How subtle do you think you’re being by “casually” referring to Dave Matthews, first in another thread – http://the-riotact.com/?p=7786 – and then starting a whole new thread this time around to guage public interest (or to see if his TV commercials are cutting through – my guess is that they’re not).

Well I tell you what I know. Dave is apparently in IT millionaire and belongs to the “right” faction within the Labor Party. He has probably already written his maiden speech and consider’s himself a shoe-in for a Molonglo seat; in fact he probably thinks he is entitled to it.

Very funny anyway Peterh – you should have employed a more nuanced approach to measuring your candidate’s popularity; like seeking RA’s views on other candidates instead??? or spending some of Dave’s millions on conducting internal polling!

so, are you there? going to answer me? if I knew david really well, as you claim, wouldn’t I know how to spell his name? my post was just a query, as many other people do every day. PS – he is not my candidate, that would create a conflict for me, considering that I won’t be voting labor….

I know of him, and have already asked whether RA will be running ACT govt candidate email interviews for all the candidates. apart from the entertainment value, we can also get an insight into the candidates by their responses.

peterh 3:04 pm 27 Jun 08

and where the hell is my dragway?

can they build it between the prison and the power plant, perhaps?

chaton 3:02 pm 27 Jun 08

if you all know so much about him you should at least spell his name right – sheesh!

http://www.davidmathews.com.au/

peterh 3:02 pm 27 Jun 08

firstly, the-leak, I did not know whether the david matthews I know was the same person that was running for labor at the election, and secondly, if you saw any of my other posts, you would notice that I am pro labor Federal, but definitely not for act govt. I will be casting a conscience vote – I cannot vote for a party that did not warn me re the oncoming fires, took the coroner to court over her verdict, did not keep a promise of a dragway (where the hell is my dragway) and denied any involvement re the placement of the power station….

need I go on?
I voted labor at the fed election, because I was sick and tired of libs and their dismissal of real issues.

and mark me, if the new govt (lib or labor) does not do a good job after they are elected here, I will be bleating just as loudly again.

at least I am consistent in my views.

Thumper 2:54 pm 27 Jun 08

What the hell is Crystal Approach

Sounds all hippie hippie nimbin tilba tilba to me…

Mr Evil 2:53 pm 27 Jun 08

I’ll vote for him if he has a bit of that Belinda Neal ‘mongrel’ in him: it’d liven ACT politics up no end.

the-leak 2:48 pm 27 Jun 08

Nice try Peterh – perhaps you should also declare any political affiliations you have as you might be in breach of AEC guidelines in this instance.

How subtle do you think you’re being by “casually” referring to Dave Matthews, first in another thread – http://the-riotact.com/?p=7786 – and then starting a whole new thread this time around to guage public interest (or to see if his TV commercials are cutting through – my guess is that they’re not).

Well I tell you what I know. Dave is apparently in IT millionaire and belongs to the “right” faction within the Labor Party. He has probably already written his maiden speech and consider’s himself a shoe-in for a Molonglo seat; in fact he probably thinks he is entitled to it.

Very funny anyway Peterh – you should have employed a more nuanced approach to measuring your candidate’s popularity; like seeking RA’s views on other candidates instead??? or spending some of Dave’s millions on conducting internal polling!

Mr Evil 2:30 pm 27 Jun 08

Crikey said :

LOL, apparently they are an IT company. Never heard of him, so probably done nothing in the community, and thus will be a good ALP representative.

God, I thought it was one of the crystal places – you know, a crystal to stop headaches, another crystal to stop dry rot in buildings…………

Crikey 1:44 pm 27 Jun 08

LOL, apparently they are an IT company. Never heard of him, so probably done nothing in the community, and thus will be a good ALP representative.

Mr Evil 1:39 pm 27 Jun 08

What the hell is Crystal Approach?

chaton 10:44 am 27 Jun 08

that is the same David Mathews. Don’t know much about his policies or ideas, but he’s a nice guy.

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