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Canberra Advocate and my “NO” junk mail sign on the letterbox

By goose - 13 June 2009 37

I have a rather large “No Junk Mail – Please” sign on my letterbox. Now for some reason I keep receiving the Canberra Advocate from the office of Annette Ellis. I hate politics and don’t want to hear her voice / thoughts / whatever on paper in my letterbox.

Anyone else have a problem with No Junk Mail signs being ignored?

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Canberra Advocate and my “NO” junk mail sign on the letterbox
threepaws 7:32 pm 13 Jun 09

bd84 said :

I think political material is exempt from being junk, similar to the do not call register.

miz said :

I don’t consider such publications as ‘junk’, she is your Cth representative after all and at least she is informing you of what the feds are doing in the electorate.

Nothing? Most of it’s filled with BS that has nothing to do with Canberra, and when it did, it was still BS. It goes straight onto the recycling pile without being read here.

This is correct. All political brochures must be delivered regardless of a persons preference for junk or no junk.

I have a PO Box and asked my local PO why I was getting this type of stuff (around election time) and apparently by law they have to deliver it.

It makes sense though (around election time). Every party has an equal chance of getting their policies out there.

astrojax 7:25 pm 13 Jun 09

technically, a ‘no junk mail’ sign is toothless – you need something that reads along the line of ‘no unsolicited material’ as ‘junk’ is not a defined term; the owners of pest and lest stores, etc, don’t consider their advertising materials as ‘junk’, even though you might.

next.

goose 6:50 pm 13 Jun 09

Fiona said :

is it delivered by Aust post? like those yellow envelopes..

No it wasn’t addressed to me and there was no envelope. It was a brochure.
I like BerraBoy68’s comment – change the sign and send an invoice, I might just do that if I get another:)

JC 5:25 pm 13 Jun 09

As Fiona asked is it addressed to you personally? If so then it is not junk mail from the perspective of the company delivering it.

hek62 5:13 pm 13 Jun 09

TTFU

grunge_hippy 5:12 pm 13 Jun 09

i hate junk mail too, and have a sign. mainly because i have a small mailbox, and with all the junk, my normal mail gets trashed when the posty tries to shove it in. I have been getting the political propaganda too. i guess its not considered junk.

my biggest bugbear was when the new phonebooks were delivered. the dumbarse put it on the front door, over our front gate, but failed to realise that my dog, who loves anything to chew destroyed the little yellow pages that was meant for the car. thankfully the normal one was protected in plastic, but she gave it a nibble too. i am still picking up little bits of yellow pages in my yard. grr!

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 4:57 pm 13 Jun 09

Why the hatred of junk mail. If you don’t want the catalogues or whatever else just chuck ’em in the recycling.

What a terrible country we live in that we have to bear all the angst of putting some catalogues in the bin!

bd84 4:39 pm 13 Jun 09

I think political material is exempt from being junk, similar to the do not call register.

miz said :

I don’t consider such publications as ‘junk’, she is your Cth representative after all and at least she is informing you of what the feds are doing in the electorate.

Nothing? Most of it’s filled with BS that has nothing to do with Canberra, and when it did, it was still BS. It goes straight onto the recycling pile without being read here.

Fiona 4:23 pm 13 Jun 09

is it delivered by Aust post? like those yellow envelopes..

sepi 4:19 pm 13 Jun 09

No junk mail is supposed to mean mass marketed catalogues.

Anything addressed to a suburb or electorate, like neighbourhood watch leaflets, the chronicle, electoral stuff should still be delivered.

Unfortunately noone has told that to our Chronical deliverer, so we never get one.

miz 4:17 pm 13 Jun 09

I don’t consider such publications as ‘junk’, she is your Cth representative after all and at least she is informing you of what the feds are doing in the electorate.

I have the opposite problem – I get annoyed when important information (such as the rubbish and recycling calendar or info from ACT govt about water restrictions or public meetings) DOESN ‘T get put in my letterbox because it’s being distributed with the advertising material!

BerraBoy68 4:03 pm 13 Jun 09

Clown Killer said :

Take down the “No Junk Mail” sign and replace it with one that reads “Document Archival and Storage Service. By depositing items here the author(s) of any deposited document agree(s) to be bound by the conditions of this archival and storage facility and to be liable for any fees and charges associated with it.”

Then each month send her an invoice for say $75.00 for the document management services you are providing. It might be a good little earner.

Best laugh I’ve had today! Thanks KC.

Steady Eddie 3:53 pm 13 Jun 09

Gee you’re lucky. The only time we receive Annette’s missives is during election campaigns (I live in Pearce).

Clown Killer 3:52 pm 13 Jun 09

Take down the “No Junk Mail” sign and replace it with one that reads “Document Archival and Storage Service. By depositing items here the author(s) of any deposited document agree(s) to be bound by the conditions of this archival and storage facility and to be liable for any fees and charges associated with it.”

Then each month send her an invoice for say $75.00 for the document management services you are providing. It might be a good little earner.

GnT 3:39 pm 13 Jun 09

I guess she doesn’t consider it junk? I always thought junk mail was advertising material, catalogues and the like.

Personally, I have a problem with people complaining about everything the government does and politicians being out of touch, then refusing to get involved in the democratic process.

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