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Motorists policy drop

By johnboy - 6 September 2012 7

And we have policies from the Australian Motorists Party!

The return of the Plastic Bags!

The Motorist Party are concerned that the legislation, introduced by ACT Greens and Labor Parties, which came into effect on 1 November 2011, to ban plastic shopping bags has been responsible for actually adding to the volume of plastic bags dumped in landfill, while continuing to prove a major inconvenience to shoppers.

We believe that a large part of the community is not at all supportive of the ban and so we aim to reverse the decision made by the Assembly.


Laura Norder!

A large part of the incidence of crime in the ACT is committed by re-offenders. Our message is that offenders who do not respect the community and the law will be strongly dealt with. Re-offenders will find an even tougher situation. In addition, there will be absolutely no quarter given to drug dealers by the Motorist Party.

We will express our commitment to this approach by ensuring the Government shows a commitment to the reforms required to strongly deal with re-offenders and drug dealers and give the Community confidence that the tough issues of Law and Order are being tackled head-on.


Business!

— A consultation with local peak groups and an assessment of other State and Territory incentives for business start-ups and gaining the best value for money for ACT Tax Payers.

— The identification of real and achievable goals to reduce “red tape”. The Motorist Party will be requesting an annual Business Impact Report and will demand that the ACT Government seek to reduce or remove any unnecessary or redundant regulations.

— The Motorist Party will recommend the creation of “The Office of the Commissioner for Business for the ACT” and the appointment of an appropriately qualified person as Commissioner who will act as a conduit between the ACT Government and Business Community.

— Initiating and continuing an active and constant conversation with both Unions and Employers, at a local level, to ensure we maximize the rights and opportunities for both. The Motorist Party wants to see, on at least one occasion per year, the Members of the Assembly connecting directly with Business Owners, Employees and Unions to hear and understand the actual daily issues they encounter in the workplace.

— The Motorist Party will fight for business taxes to be reviewed annually, as part of the budget process, for the ACT Government to consider. This will be not only for peak industry groups and “big business”, but also for the Mum and Dad businesses, which make such important contributions to our community.

— The ACT Legislative Assembly needs a common sense approach and Members who understand both business and employees. Whether it is a Labor or Liberal Government, the Motorist Party will be seeking to ensure the Community’s voice is heard; and heard loud!


We’ve also got the full list of candidates:

    Chic Henry. Ginninderra.
    Burl Doble. Brindabella.
    David Cumbers. Molonglo.

What’s Your opinion?


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7 Responses to
Motorists policy drop
ToastFliesRED 12:19 pm 11 Sep 12

Apart from the humour value of reading the policies of any fringe or single issue political party that has as much chance of getting a candidate elected as it does on actually influencing government policy (ie bugger all %) I fail to see the point in wasting the time in reading what some of these loonys write.

I have a car and I vote, I have a pushbike and I vote, I catch the train and I vote. I have never donkey voted but I have no idea which bunch of inept wannabees I will be voting for this time around. I always remember the old saying “No matter who you vote for a politician always gets voted in”.

Postalgeek 11:29 am 06 Sep 12

If the Motorist’s Party advocates the crushing of vehicles owned by recidivist drunks, reckless and negligent drivers, and unlicensed drivers, I’ll believe their hardline law and order policy is consistent and worth consideration.

Truthiness 10:09 am 06 Sep 12

Reading this you’d think all motorists were small business owners.

bundah 10:06 am 06 Sep 12

johnboy said :

Well they seem really down on drugs, which is odd considering a fair chunk of their potential vote wouldn’t mind the odd toke on an ice pipe

Yes but one can get a similar rush with a performance vehicle,legally of course.

housebound 9:54 am 06 Sep 12

“– The ACT Legislative Assembly needs a common sense approach and Members who understand both business and employees. Whether it is a Labor or Liberal Government, the Motorist Party will be seeking to ensure the Community’s voice is heard; and heard loud! “

So that’s where the Community Alliance Party went.

johnboy 9:53 am 06 Sep 12

Well they seem really down on drugs, which is odd considering a fair chunk of their potential vote wouldn’t mind the odd toke on an ice pipe

davo101 9:43 am 06 Sep 12

We believe that a large part of the community is not at all supportive of the ban and so we aim to reverse the decision made by the Assembly

Err has anyone at the Motorist Party read their own policy?:

It is our policy to change this legislation so instead of shop keepers selling you the thicker plastic bags they will only be able to distribute biodegradable shopping bags

That’s not reversing a decision that’s expanding it to cover all plastic bags.

PS shouldn’t the Motorist’s Party platform be:

1. Cars
2. Parking
3. Roads
4. GOTO 1.

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