Election Wrap – 21 September

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General:

The Canberra Times is vying for the most vacuous reportage on the election with a brand analysis by a marketing academic (those who can, do). On this basis Zed’s looking great and Labor should have gone with Katy.


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bd84 bd84 9:55 pm 22 Sep 08

I like the Labor radio ads on everything labor has done for Canberra and the sarcastic “gee this will be quick” line in it. Everytime I hear it I immediately think “HAHA! yeah it will be!” and tune out for the rest of the BS. Clever and attention grabbing ads, Labor = 0, Liberal = 5 (or there abouts).

whistle whistle 2:03 pm 22 Sep 08

Katy is bathed in a halo on the TV ads. ie: Vote for the toothy smile on this side of the screen and we’ll give ya the miserable grouchy bully on the other side.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 1:28 pm 22 Sep 08

Saturation ALP ads on the commercial FM station I had on over the weekend…

Big colour ad in the Times featuring their new education policy on school class sizes, with a big photo of Stanhope and Gallagher, but most curiously not the Education Minister…

Granny Granny 10:00 am 22 Sep 08

Skidbladnir said :

The ALP Ads have Stanhope always in a shot next to Katy.

Poor Katy! No-one should have to campaign with that sort of a liability.

jakez jakez 9:53 am 22 Sep 08

And the onslaught begins. I too saw the ALP ads and for one was revealed that the wait was over. Their silence was disturbingly ominous.

Is Katy Gallagher popular? Does anyone have any sources on ALP member popularity?

I for one like Barr over Gallagher but he has a long way to go after having to shoulder the burden of the school closures policy.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 9:45 am 22 Sep 08

The ALP Ads have Stanhope always in a shot next to Katy.

I think they’re going for a “Change in governmnent without changing the Government”, and planning to shoehorn Katy Gallagher into the CM role the moment Stanhope looks tired\sneezes\feels old\mentions retirement.

Anyone feel like running some numbers on their extra police\hospital beds\teachers, and find out if they’re keeping pace with demand or population growth?

whistle whistle 9:37 am 22 Sep 08

No party will outspend the ALP, with the might of its poker machine revenue.

Labor’s spend may well even outmatch the combined spend of all other parties. You will be hard pressed to view an ad break without seeing a Labor ad.

LG LG 9:31 am 22 Sep 08

And they were advertising on TV last night on both WIN and SC-Ten.

LG LG 9:30 am 22 Sep 08

Primal said :

Has the ALP actually done anything in the way of marketing yet? I don’t think I’ve seen a single thing from them yet…

I got personally addressed mail from Jon and Katy this morning. Although it went straight into the bin.

peter@home peter@home 2:03 am 22 Sep 08

Aurelius said :

teepee, Would the reduction in lanes have anything to do with Liberal and Save the Ridge legal challenges? Your team can’t fight the implementation of something, then scream blue murder when the policy’s late in delivery because of those same delaying tactics.
But a piece of advice for you teepee – running around claiming the GDE is a broken promise makes you look foolish. The road is there. Whether its built to your satisfaction is a small technicality that is overlooked in punter-land.

build me a GDE in tuggeranong. I would have killed for a 4-lane firebreak back when the fires came through.

Aurelius Aurelius 12:25 am 22 Sep 08

teepee, Would the reduction in lanes have anything to do with Liberal and Save the Ridge legal challenges? Your team can’t fight the implementation of something, then scream blue murder when the policy’s late in delivery because of those same delaying tactics.
But a piece of advice for you teepee – running around claiming the GDE is a broken promise makes you look foolish. The road is there. Whether its built to your satisfaction is a small technicality that is overlooked in punter-land.

teepee teepee 10:14 pm 21 Sep 08

Yes tom-tom & Aurelius. They promised a 4 lane road in the 2001 election when Jon Stanhope was first elected Chief Minister. And we wound up with two lanes missing.

I rate that as a broken promise, which would call into question future promises from Jon Stanhope.

Katy’s not much sweeter smelling. She was the one who made a pledge on not closing schools as Education Minister and initiated the decisions to break the grand promise.

I might trust Andrew Barr, he has not been in a position yet to make a promise and then do the dirty. But he’s not running for Chief Minister – Jon Stanhope is.

johnboy johnboy 9:44 pm 21 Sep 08

Primal said :

Has the ALP actually done anything in the way of marketing yet? I don’t think I’ve seen a single thing from them yet…

Well they’re advertising here, and all over Facebook, and heavy googleadage too.

And keeping their powder dry for the run home I’d guess.

Interesting to see how it pans out.

tom-tom tom-tom 9:36 pm 21 Sep 08

Aurlieus; dont bother arguing with people like teepee it just gives them oxygen…. it’s much better (and funnier) to laugh at all these libs that sit on here and tell each other how fantastic they are instead of going out and trying to convince the average punter to vote for them.

Aurelius Aurelius 9:22 pm 21 Sep 08

teepee,
He broke a promise about the GDE?
Need someone point out that big road slightly to the west of Black Mountain?

teepee teepee 5:46 pm 21 Sep 08

Some last minute listening and backflips by Labor would be fine … if it weren’t for the fact that Jon Stanhope has such a track record of breaking election promises. eg: GDE, school closures, etc

Aurelius Aurelius 3:45 pm 21 Sep 08

JR, maybe they’re all listening to you? 🙂

Jonathon Reynolds Jonathon Reynolds 3:18 pm 21 Sep 08

Aurelius said :

JR, it matters not who is pushing the barrow, or who has similar barrows. It’s a good barrow.

Except its the ALP campaigning on an original issue they opposed and the problem the ALP originally created… is that hypocrisy or just irony?

Aurelius Aurelius 3:10 pm 21 Sep 08

JR, it matters not who is pushing the barrow, or who has similar barrows. It’s a good barrow.

Jonathon Reynolds Jonathon Reynolds 2:46 pm 21 Sep 08

Aurelius said :

Was just in Gungahlin Marketplace, and a ALP candidate, Eleanor Bates, is collecting names on a petition to make Hibberson Street a pedestrian mall.

@Aurelius:

That is such old news its not funny – shows you to what extremes candidates will go to simply to be populist.

I was on the forefront of the original campaign to make portions of Hibberson Street a pedestrian precinct around the concept of a town square years ago… But guess what, it was the ALP that rejected the idea despite the community being overwhelmingly in favour.

Equality Party Website
06/2002: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/43532/20041016-0000/www.equalityparty.org/newsroom/gunsmoke/gunsmoke68.htm

12/2002: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/43532/20041016-0000/www.equalityparty.org/newsroom/gunsmoke/gunsmoke71.htm

GCC Website
12/2002: http://gcc.asn.au/oldgcc/newsletter/gunsmoke72.htm

08/2003: http://gcc.asn.au/oldgcc/newsletter/gunsmoke76.htm#4

Hansard 19/02/2003 – Gungahlin Town Centre – community consultation
http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/2003/week01/207.htm

I’m sure I could dredge up more links if you want… so lets get this right, six and a half years later some no-name candidate from the ALP realises that the community was right… gees there must be an ACT election soon!

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