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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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69 Responses to
Election10 – Call for candidate questions
johnboy 4:55 pm 20 Jul 10

Questions need to be suitable for all candidates.

I-filed 4:47 pm 20 Jul 10

Labor candidates: Do you support the way Julia Gillard is adopting Pauline Hanson’s policies dating from the mid 1980s?

p1 4:39 pm 20 Jul 10

Pommy bastard said :

1) Motorcyclists and others are not allowed to wear helmets, balaclavas, face masks or other face covering garb when entering a bank, financial office, most government buildings, court houses, police stations, petrol stations and airports. Should this not also apply to the Burka? If not, why not?

Do you support a ban on hoodies?

Do you think that the Commonwealth Government should be able to overturn laws passed by the ACT?

colourful sydney rac 4:15 pm 20 Jul 10

Did you prepare this response to RiotACT questions yourself or was it done by your party office?

Jivrashia 4:05 pm 20 Jul 10

If a man says something, and the wife isn’t there to hear him, is he still wrong?

Pommy bastard 4:04 pm 20 Jul 10

1) Motorcyclists and others are not allowed to wear helmets, balaclavas, face masks or other face covering garb when entering a bank, financial office, most government buildings, court houses, police stations, petrol stations and airports. Should this not also apply to the Burka? If not, why not?

2) Cannabis and ecstasy have been shown to be less harmful to the user and society than tobacco and alcohol, should they not be decriminalised and taxed?

3) The ACT justice system is notorious for being soft on major crime, and hard on minor crime, should this not be reversed?

Thumper 3:56 pm 20 Jul 10

What do you consider to be the maximum sustainable population for Australia and how do you intend to ensure that that this maximum is not breached whilst continuing to encourage immigrants as well as accepting genuine refugees?

And,

do you drink VB? If so, why?

Jim Jones 3:43 pm 20 Jul 10

When did you stop beating your wife?

colourful sydney rac 3:39 pm 20 Jul 10

54-11 said :

Comsuper and DFRDB pensions are indexed by the CPI rather than by a wage-based index. The former Government, with the full support of the then Labor Opposition, stopped using the CPI to index the Age Pension more than a decade ago because it was considered an unsuitable and unfair way to adjust pensions.

As a politician, your super is indexed to the increase in Parliamentary salaries and allowances, which is far more generous than for anyone else. Do you support, and will you actually do somnething about, fair and equitable indexation of all pensions?

nice promo for the Greens there…

colourful sydney rac 3:29 pm 20 Jul 10

1 Would you rather
a) lose your keys three days in a row, or
b) have your dog eat your birthday cake?

2 Would you rather
a) hit every red light for the rest of your life, or
b) always be wrong?

3 Would you rather
a) be mechanically induced to scream at the top of your lungs for an hour, or
b) have your eyes glued shut for a day?

4 Would you rather
a) be forced to preface everything you say with the phrase “Tuck it in” under threat of being slapped, or
b) have a magnetic head?

with apologies to Barry A. Warsaw

54-11 3:26 pm 20 Jul 10

Comsuper and DFRDB pensions are indexed by the CPI rather than by a wage-based index. The former Government, with the full support of the then Labor Opposition, stopped using the CPI to index the Age Pension more than a decade ago because it was considered an unsuitable and unfair way to adjust pensions.

As a politician, your super is indexed to the increase in Parliamentary salaries and allowances, which is far more generous than for anyone else. Do you support, and will you actually do somnething about, fair and equitable indexation of all pensions?

astrojax 3:26 pm 20 Jul 10

if you’re elected, what actions will you take to ensure appropriate support is given to all sufferers of mental health disorders and their families, as well as to the health sector to address this under-funded and under-resourced problem?

also, if you’re elected, what commitment do you and your party give to provide every australian citizen with a daily massage?

and, if you’re elected, when will you introduce legislation into the house to implement a price on carbon?

neanderthalsis 3:23 pm 20 Jul 10

1. Do you support the proposed internet mandatory ISP filter and Data Recording Directive that record the browsing history of all internet connections?

2. What, in your opinion is the optimum sustainable population range for Australia?

3. Will you support a Senate Inquiry into the Church of Scientology (Co$) as proposed by Senator Xenophon?

4. Do you support same sex marriages(regardless of whether both chicks are hot, inb4)?

colourful sydney rac 3:18 pm 20 Jul 10

Are you a creationist, and if so, do you believe the world is less than 10,000 years old?

S4anta 3:08 pm 20 Jul 10

Here’s my crack at the title;

Do you support the roll out of a ubiquitous high-speed broadband infrastructure for all Australian premises? What policies do you see are needed to ensure that the Australian public’s confidence will be met in regards to issues surrounding privacy, security and protection from cyber-crime and cyber-bullying should such infrastructure be implemented?

If elected, what plans or support are you willing to give and what policy structures do you see need to be implanted, so that if we came to a point in the future that we had to rapidly expand our food production then Australia would be able to do so in a sustainable fashion? (apologies to Dr Jago Dodson)

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