I was chatting to a friend the other day; he has lived in Canberra two years, yet still has his car rego, driver’s licence, electoral enrolment, pretty much everything registered in NSW. Even most of his mail goes to his mum in Sydney. The same day, I was leaving the gym where the Raiders train and saw them leave and get into their cars, three of which had non-ACT plates (2 NSW and 1 QLD).
Why are so many people reluctant to make the complete move? Why do they still hold on to their past address? Are they ashamed to admit they live here? Or is it sheer laziness?
I think if you move, do it properly. Especially change your electoral enrolment – if the electoral commission saw how many people really live here we might get a third federal seat. And do it now before the election is called.