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Illegal Labor adverts …the hidden Labor flyer

By CanberraMum - 12 October 2012 61

Just found a postcard in my letterbox from the www.realzed.com – Anti Zed Seselja….purporting to be apolitical, but no reference to the fact that it comes from The Labor Party, and the website belongs to ACT Labor and Elias Hajid….How stupid do you people think we are?

Canberra is too smart for stupid political stunts like this – stop it and tell us the truth about what your party is going to actually do if you win the election!

[Ed. check the very fine print on it. All political advertising has to disclose who its authorised by]

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Illegal Labor adverts …the hidden Labor flyer
colourful sydney rac 2:50 pm 12 Oct 12

I can’t wait until the election is over and the party hacks that are joining this site, for the sole purpose of pushing negative campaigns, while posing as ‘concerned citizens’, go away.

Skidbladnir 2:29 pm 12 Oct 12

If you think its noncompliant, give it a check against either of these two references, which are provided courtesy of your friends at Elections ACT.
Authorised Election Material Fact Sheet
Candidate’s Handbook (which hasn’t been updated in a while, but look under Campaigning Offences)

colourful sydney rac 2:20 pm 12 Oct 12

stop being ridiculous, I received one too, it was obvious who it was from, had authorisation as required, get back to your Liberal campaign and stop posing as a concerned citizen

Primal 2:16 pm 12 Oct 12

If it’s the one I got in the mail a few days ago, you’ll find the authorisation in very very teensy tiny white writing running up the ‘left’ hand edge of one side.

harvyk1 2:14 pm 12 Oct 12

Whilst I haven’t seen the flyer, (I tend to chuck such things in the bin as soon as I get them) not every piece of advertising material is actually official and actually comes from the party it suppose to represent. Sometimes it comes from a party loyalist who wants to help a party along. Sometimes the really bad ones are actually made by supporters of the party which is being “trashed” to make it look like an opposing party has release “a very low blow”.

There was a case up in Sydney a few years ago when this happened. I do believe there it was a couple of “helpful spouses” who decided to release pamphlets.

Rollersk8r 2:07 pm 12 Oct 12

What about all the new Labor recruits with ORANGE signs around the place?? Seems to be a deliberate tactic to make them look like independents, which is at least what I thought until I started looking a few of them up – Meeeeegan Fitzharris, for example.

Chop71 1:50 pm 12 Oct 12

you get what you vote for

Gungahlin Al 1:39 pm 12 Oct 12

I’ve got one too. It does have an authorisation statement but crikey it’s well hidden. It’s sideways at the top left in the black on one side. Maybe 4pt text?

Wouldn’t mind betting it pushes the limit on minimum print size, but haven’t got time to look up the regs on that right now…

stillflying 1:37 pm 12 Oct 12

Mr Evil said :

“………..why are they assuming we are stupid?”

Because ACT Labor keep getting voted in to lead the ACT at every election (no matter how badly they’ve performed, or how dodgy they’ve been in the previous three/four years!), is it really any wonder that they’d treat ACT voters as if they stupid?

One could argue it’s because ACT voters would have to be even more stupid to vote in liberals…

c_c 1:31 pm 12 Oct 12

Before everyone goes nuts, best that we see a copy of this supposed leaflet. At the moment we only have the OP’s word on this and like 99% of people, they probably just missed the fine print.

Mr Evil 1:16 pm 12 Oct 12

Mr Evil said :

“………..why are they assuming we are stupid?”

Because ACT Labor keep getting voted in to lead the ACT at every election (no matter how badly they’ve performed, or how dodgy they’ve been in the previous three/four years!), is it really any wonder that they’d treat ACT voters as if they stupid?

Ahem…………’as if they ARE stupid?’

pepmeup 1:08 pm 12 Oct 12

Its a good scare campaign, I think labor are a little scared and hoping to do something to counter the rates campaign. I would have thought a good postcard describing exactly how they are going to get $520 million from rates without tripling rates would work better

Mr Evil 12:51 pm 12 Oct 12

“………..why are they assuming we are stupid?”

Because ACT Labor keep getting voted in to lead the ACT at every election (no matter how badly they’ve performed, or how dodgy they’ve been in the previous three/four years!), is it really any wonder that they’d treat ACT voters as if they stupid?

PantsMan 12:45 pm 12 Oct 12

Anyway said :

how are they getting away with not authorizing it?

Labor’s got 11 years of experience in disobeying the law.

Anyway 12:33 pm 12 Oct 12

how are they getting away with not authorizing it? I got the same one and it is so incredibly negative and being a federal public servant I can see that these is focused on federal politics more than local, do they really think people are that dumb? Im pretty sure its not Zed who is cutting jobs from the federal public service, think that is actually the Federal Labor Party but they seem to be scared and trying to trick us with stuff like this…… only one thing annoys me more than so much money wasted on political advertising, and that is when they use the political advertising to try and trick people….. why are they assuming we are stupid?

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