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Election10 – Call for candidate questions

By johnboy - 30 July 2010 69

[First filed: Jul 20, 2010 @ 14:48]

So here’s the deal. Every election, both Territory or Federal, we ask readers to post questions they’d like to see candidates answer.

We choose the ten we think are the most interesting.

The candidates are then sent them and can reply, or not. If they do reply we publish their responses in full which they won’t get out of any other media.

The process tends to favour candidates capable of independent thought. This is, in our view, a good thing(TM).

So in the comments below post the questions you’d like to see put to the candidates and we’ll get the ball rolling.

UPDATE: At noon today we find out who the candidates are, so this is your last chance to get in some questions!

Further update: The AEC has now advised us thusly:

As the draws for the positions on the ballot papers have only just taken place in the Eastern ststes and we have to wait for the western state, I am informed that the list of all candidates woill be on the AEC’s website at aec.gov.au from tomorrow Saturday after 09:00AM.

So we’ll be finalising questions tomorrow, keep them coming.

What’s Your opinion?


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whitelaughter 12:53 pm 31 Jul 10

would you sopport abolishing self-government in the ACT and restoring the NCDC? (Given this requires Federal legislation, yes it *is* a Federal matter). Please include a “yes” or “no” in your answer.

whitelaughter 12:52 pm 31 Jul 10

trevar said :

I’d heard (from what I thought was a reliable source) that Annette Ellis isn’t running for re-election, but her website says nothing of the sort, and I can’t find any indication of who is standing for Labor in Canberra, so I would like to ask the Labor candidate what his/her name is.

A simple question I know, but rather curious in a ‘safe’ Labor seat for it to be such a secret…

n CANBERRA: Annette Ellis will be replaced by Gai Brodtmann, who belongs to the Centre Coalition (ie the Right); she’s married to ABC political journalist Chris Uhlmann (who in turn was one of Paul Osborne’s independents). Ms Brodtmann runs a communications firm, Brodtmann & Uhlmann Communications, in Deakin. She serves on the board of a Canberra charity, Our Wellness Foundation, and has worked as a government communications adviser; She is a director of ACTTAB and the Gift of Life Foundation and a former director of the Cultural Facilities Corporation, National Press Club and Capital Superannuation Fund.

Gai is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia. She was interviewed here:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2010/04/30/2887553.htm

madamcholet 11:07 am 31 Jul 10

Could you please ask Gai Brodtman in the seat of Canberra, given that she is a shoe in for the job, how she will maintain a higher profile than the outgoing member who seems to have just sat on her hands because it is such a safe seat. Turning up to fetes and putting out a newsletter is fine, but where’s the substance – achievments for the seat of Canberra

I had to deal with the Annette Ellis and I can categorically say that she paid our issue no time whatsoever – not even a return phone call after our initial meeting to say what she would be trying to do.

cleo 2:14 am 31 Jul 10

Do you support more government housing for the homeless?
Do you support more money for pensioners, disability?
Do you support more help for mental health?
Do you support harsher penalties for criminals?
Do you support criminals with mental problems and dangerous, should be put into a mental instution?

MrPC 12:29 am 31 Jul 10

Don’t we already have a statue of Mal at Bruce Stadium?

I’d be very happy to see a pollie commit to no more public art (including statues) though.

astrojax 4:05 pm 30 Jul 10

inverted63 said :

If mankind somehow manages to discover how to cross a marshmallow with a meringue, should it be named a marsheringue or a meringallow?

you know you’ve just ruined my weekend…

affordable 3:09 pm 30 Jul 10

after several years of drought and frequent rain for several months, describe climate change.

inverted63 2:33 pm 30 Jul 10

If mankind somehow manages to discover how to cross a marshmallow with a meringue, should it be named a marsheringue or a meringallow?

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