Election Wrap – 7 October

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Polling:

A reader’s been in touch with a story about the Patterson pollsters asking to speak to the youngest voter in the house. Make of that what you will.

The CT reports that according to that polling Jon Stanhope is the preferred CM of green voters.

Deputy Debate:

The CT wants us to know that their deputy’s debate is on at 12.30 today at the Legislative Assembly.

CAP:

Val Jeffery’s been having a rant to the Canberra Times. He’s discovered that unattended roadside signage suffers from attrition and is outraged that such “scumbags” would attack the fundamentals of democracy as represented by his signage. He’s also frightened of Greens.

Dr. Alvin Hopper has some suggestions for making appointments to the judiciary more transparents and giving the courts more discretion in the spending of their funding. He’s also proposing a volunteer community body to make helpful suggestions about law reform.

James Sizer is demanding an end to taxpayer funded cars and petrol for our elected leaders.

Roger Nicoll is accusing the Greens of pinching his planning policy.

Labor:

How dare you idiots think me arrogant? The Canberra Times has Jon Stanhope’s reaction to poll numbers labelling him arrogant. It’s down to our pygmy intellects failing to appreciate his greatness really.

Simon Corbell is promising to establish Suburban Policing Consultative Committees to give residents a “direct say” in their policing. Hilarity to ensue…

Andrew Barr is upping his bid for Gungahlin votes with the promise of a new enclosed oval to go with the swimming pool.

John Hargreaves was too busy at a multiculti function to grace the pedal power forum, but he wants you to know he loves cyclists. Really.

Greens:

Shane Rattenbury is promising to re-establish a “neighbourhood planning process” as part of the Greens policy on urban planning.

Mulcahy Canberra Party:

Richard has announced a health policy. More nurse practitioners and a desire to lose the tag as the most expensive place in Australia to treat patients.

Liberals:

Vicki Dunne is having a go over allegations of toxic waste being dumped in Canberra landfills.

The much discussed Liberal Indigenous policy is now public.

Zed and Steve’s plan for a more cycle friendly Canberra has made it online in time for tonight’s Pedal Power forum.

The Liberals might not be arsed to answer your questions in the candidate questionaire. But they have told the ABC that they’re not going to keep blowing 1% of the capital works budget on public art. And they’ll consult on any public art.


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jakez jakez 8:43 pm 07 Oct 08

johnboy said :

Small print runs do have much higher unit costs.

Plus Jim Murphy’s printer mate might be kicking a bit back to him?

Mate not that large and I see printing quotes every working day.

Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 8:13 pm 07 Oct 08

Cameron said :

I’ve little doubt there are those that when presented with a ballot paper think “I saw that guy on a roadsign.” *writes number 1 in the box* – but surely the majority of people are basing their decision on something more worthwhile than signs?

Recent events in Palerang – specifically the election of one Mister Graham to council after an expensive and very high profile campaign – would be further evidence of the fact that people simply wander into polling booths with no clue, think “oh yeah, I’ve seen his ugly mug on posters all over the place” and subsequently put a big fat number one in the box. They then go home, satisfied at having fulfilled their civic duty. Never before this election had I realised why voluntary voting can be a good thing.

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Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 5:30 pm 07 Oct 08

There was a topic?

Perhaps corflute is actually the larval stage of the lifeform that metamorphoses into urban art? Or speed cameras?

johnboy johnboy 5:24 pm 07 Oct 08

Back on topic people

Granny Granny 5:22 pm 07 Oct 08

Where? Your own imagination?

peterh peterh 5:18 pm 07 Oct 08

Granny said :

*sigh*

I’m too innocent for this world.

not going to go there…..

Granny Granny 5:12 pm 07 Oct 08

*sigh*

I’m too innocent for this world.

johnboy johnboy 5:05 pm 07 Oct 08

Small print runs do have much higher unit costs.

Plus Jim Murphy’s printer mate might be kicking a bit back to him?

Granny Granny 4:51 pm 07 Oct 08

Next time tell them you don’t want them engraved ….

jakez jakez 4:48 pm 07 Oct 08

$17 per corflute?

GODDAMN!

Granny Granny 4:45 pm 07 Oct 08

$17!!

*thud*

peterh peterh 4:44 pm 07 Oct 08

if val jeffrey wants to keep his signs, perhaps placing them all together is the wrong way to do it…

Norvan.Vogt Norvan.Vogt 4:42 pm 07 Oct 08

…I think Val got 300 odd done.

Norvan.Vogt Norvan.Vogt 4:42 pm 07 Oct 08

Yes it was cold this morning – The Laptop is to get the media releases done 🙂 My corflutes cost me $17 each I got 50 of them done. I think Val go 300 odd done.

jakez jakez 4:06 pm 07 Oct 08

steely said :

Maybe Val did pay $3000 for 100 corflutes, revealing that he is an idiot, and not suitable to be an MLA, just like Stanhope.

Hmm, good point.

Granny said :

And I think you are cool, jakez, because I am a mum.

HA, thanks granny.

Granny Granny 4:05 pm 07 Oct 08

And I think you are cool, jakez, because I am a mum.

steely steely 4:03 pm 07 Oct 08

Maybe Val did pay $3000 for 100 corflutes, revealing that he is an idiot, and not suitable to be an MLA, just like Stanhope.

jakez jakez 3:52 pm 07 Oct 08

HAHA, it was more me poking fun at the ACT YL’s (I am a member) in a manner that only I would understand.

That’s a photo of the flying squad for the federal election. This election I’m not sure if there actually is an ‘official’ flying squad as it tends to be a bit awkward (what with Liberal candidates competing not just for resources but for votes).

I’m actually in that photo on the far left. Not one of my best photos (long hair and a cap is not a good combination). I call that the ‘why do I waste my weekends?/ just throw on whatever clothes are closest’ look.

Those interested should note that next to me is Ben O’Neil, a Canberra Party candidate in Molonglo (and Mulcahy staffer), and on the far right is Liberal candidate Matt Watts.

Our mums think we are cool.

D-Man D-Man 3:30 pm 07 Oct 08

jakez said :

Jonathon Reynolds said :

I wonder if the Young Liberals flying squad have anything to do with these incidents… suspicious that no Liberal corflutes are going missing or being damaged.

Wait wait wait, there’s actually a Young Liberals flying squad? I thought that was just a myth.

No, not a myth unfortunately. Look, if you dare, at the picture of them in the Young Lib journal…

http://www.actyoungliberals.org.au/journal_files/VoltairiumIss7Aut2008.pdf

If they need someone to star in a sequel to 40 year Old Virgin in about 23 years time, look no further…. *imagining the YL flying squad marching around their loungerooms on a Sat night playing the euphonium*

jakez jakez 2:55 pm 07 Oct 08

Jonathon Reynolds said :

I wonder if the Young Liberals flying squad have anything to do with these incidents… suspicious that no Liberal corflutes are going missing or being damaged.

Wait wait wait, there’s actually a Young Liberals flying squad? I thought that was just a myth.

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