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Local Public Servants star in political ad

By babysunshine - 9 October 2007 46

Local people have been approached in a political ad about the growth of the Public Service in Canberra.

They seen to agree that there has been significant growth, and that the Kevin Rudds promise to unleash “razor gangs” is all talk!

See anyone you know in this?

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46 Responses to
Local Public Servants star in political ad
Kramer 7:55 pm 09 Oct 07

Promising to cut the PS and running for a seat in the ACT – good luck!

el ......VNBerlinaV8 7:38 pm 09 Oct 07

What an absolutely shithouse video. They think this is going to get them votes?

andy 6:54 pm 09 Oct 07

and the ad where the dude goes on about the fairness test, and he’s uing the calculator, also doesn’t work for the WPA.
So, at least we know the Govt isn’t using real public servants.. even if they are lying in the ads..

caf 6:29 pm 09 Oct 07

Dmd: Correct, it is not me but the writer of the article who is quoting it as if it means something. I was merely trying to point out the fallacy of concluding something (other than about the views of those who made the ad) from the apparent consensus of views.

andy 6:19 pm 09 Oct 07

ok, so, the ad where the dude is talkin about how his younger broher is on an awa and wants to move out, and his mum wants him to move out too.. that girl that says “bla bla, here at the work place authority…” is not from the WPA.
Nor are any of the other people in that ad.

Maelinar 6:17 pm 09 Oct 07

I’m still confused by all of those apolitical adverts. IMHO they are cast by some cunning pro-Labour bloke because they are all a bunch of tosspots on film.

Does nothing for the ad campaign when the actors are lamer than who framed roger rabbit.

boomacat 6:11 pm 09 Oct 07

The public service is supposed to be politically neutral, so public servants shouldn’t appear in political advertising, be it Barbara Bennett in the WorkChoices ads (which were a blatant mouthpiece for the Howard government no matter how much anyone tries to dress them up as “information campaigns”) or rank and file pubes in youtube campaigns.

Deadmandrinking 6:09 pm 09 Oct 07

Well, it’s a pretty ineffective ad if they don’t, caf.

caf 5:48 pm 09 Oct 07

Bear in mind that there’s no suprise that “they all seem to agree”, as the producers of the ad have certainly chosen the responses that illustrate their particular political view.

andy 5:20 pm 09 Oct 07

I keep missing the last names on all the Workplace Authority ads.. I’d be interested to see if they do in fact work for the WOrkplace Ombudsman

Spectra 5:18 pm 09 Oct 07

Ralph: They’re people on the street giving their personal opinion – they’re quite obviously not speaking for their department (whatever it might be) or in their role as public servants, and more than I would be if someone asked me the same question, then asked broadly what my job was – suggesting they should be sacked is just outright ridiculous.

And remember MrMagoo, it’s not advertising, it’s an information campaign – that’s a totally different thing!

MrMagoo 4:58 pm 09 Oct 07

Yeah i actually posted here about this, wondering how Ms Bennett could do it if she was a public servant, same as the woman from the workplace info line. I didn’t think public servants could be used in advertising for the government or political parties.

Deadmandrinking 4:58 pm 09 Oct 07

Ralph, they’re still allowed to express their opinions when interviewed, I’m sure.

Ralph 4:38 pm 09 Oct 07

And it’s a big difference compared with what Ms Barbara Bennett was doing.

Ralph 4:35 pm 09 Oct 07

Engaging in political activity, that’s if they are not paid actors pretending to be public servants.

Otherwise they should be sacked.

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