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Liberals in the mail

By simbo 12 March 2007 22

Federal Liberal Candidate for Canberra and occasional Riotact poster, Natalie Colbert, has been dropping a bit of unsolicited mail around today. In it, she mentions that she’s a resident of Curtin (hey, same suburb as me!) and telling us what fabulous things the Coalition Government has done for Curtin. Which is odd, because her PO box is in Calwell…

Becuase I’m a cynical old bastard – could I just check that no other suburbs have got similar mail with Natalie claiming to live there?

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simbo 7:15 pm 14 Mar 07

In answer to the question “why you self-exclude yourself from mainstream australian values simbo

Well, I dunno, people who use the term “mainstream Australian values” tend to grow them to include stuff that I don’t consider to really count. As far as I’m concerned, mainstream Australian values consist of:

– The greatest meal is always a Backyard BBQ with your mates, followed by a game of backyard cricket. One hand, one bounce, over the fence and out.

– Pain’s temporary, glory lasts a lifetime, chicks (and blokes) dig scars…

– No matter how obscure the sport and how badly we’re being pummelled in it, you still support Australia.

– Men look good in stubbies. No really, they look REALLY good…

All values that every single candidate at the Federal election should be able to sign up to (okay, maybe not the last one).

However, for a lot of people, “mainstream Australian values” seems to mean something more … well, conservative, for lack of a better word. I’ve been told that, for instance, civil partnerships are “outside mainstream Australian values”.

If you’re happy to tell me that, nope, it’s not, then fine, I’ll accept it. But the use of the word “values” makes me suspicious. Suspicious that some kind of distinction is being made – one that’s about people that aren’t me.

Or possibly, I’m just a paranoid loon.

My main point in the initial posting was largely to check that Natalie hadn’t fibbed by pretending to be from multiple suburbs. Which, hey, she hasn’t. So, good for her.

But I find it interesting that so many people get defensive the second I say the term “mainstream Australian values” makes me suspicious….

queen_vic_toria_II 1:51 pm 14 Mar 07

Simbo, yes more childcare places and upgrades to local schools may not apply to you at the moment, but fixing the roads and assisting you to buy a house in this over inflated marketplace do. Get off the topic of sexuality (which had no bearing on the conversation until you brought it up) and come up with alternatives.

If you feel so passionately, then why don’t you call Natalie and ask for her to make a stand on issues that pertain to you – but that would require actual action!

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