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Election Wrap – 7 October

By johnboy 7 October 2008 42


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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 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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