Time to tell me what your favourite questions are for the candidates

johnboy 24 September 2008 25

[First filed: September 24, 2008 @ 12:04]

It’s an exciting time.

Tomorrow Elections ACT declares the nominations for the upcoming ACT election.

Armed with the full candidate list we’ll be finalising our candidate questionaire and sending them out to all candidates.

So which questions (asked by someone other than yourself) would you like to see in the final 10?

Tomorrow we’ll also be reviewing individual candidates websites, so time to get them finished folks.


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peterh peterh 9:46 am 25 Sep 08

p1 said :

If elected would they make public the secret alien overloads that secretly rule the ACT?

overloads??

I thought it was lizards.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 9:38 am 25 Sep 08

Should MLAs (and those who aspire to be MLAs) obey all laws? Or do you feel it is acceptable to break certain laws?

p1 p1 9:34 am 25 Sep 08

If elected would they make public the secret alien overloads that secretly rule the ACT?

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 9:29 am 25 Sep 08

@Loose Brown: cheers for that – I didn’t realise they had those motors on bicycles in Canberra. Cheers for the update 😉

@deezagood: the candidates could very easily direct the letter (junk) droppers to refrain from dumping election crap in letter boxes that clearly state “No Junk Mail”. The fact that many apparently think it doesn’t count an unsolicited mail sums up a lot to me.

I can answer your question very easily: unsolicited (unaddressed to a specific adressee) = unsolicited, which = junk!

Poor letter box droppers? Give me a break!

teepee teepee 7:15 pm 24 Sep 08

How can we get nurses, teachers, road workers and other moderate income earners in essential services to work here when so many young workers cannot afford to buy a home here and rents are going through the roof?

jenny green jenny green 6:37 pm 24 Sep 08

Will you legalise Poker Tournaments?

Pandy Pandy 6:23 pm 24 Sep 08

Will you fund the multi billion dollar light rail network by a)raising taxes b)making parking more expensive?

sepi sepi 6:07 pm 24 Sep 08

1 How will you improve Canberra’s transport network?

2 What will you do to address the pathetic car parking situation in Civic where all government carparks (for which I buy my monthly prepaid ticket) are completely full before 9am every day.

3 What is your solution to the following issues currently faced in canberra?

Car parking in the Canberra region
Hospital Emergency department wait times
economic pressures on employers / employees
rising cost of living
housing affordability
lack of qualified support workers for families

4 What do you plan to do to arrest the decay of the older (City Walk/Petrie Plaza/Garema Place) part of Civic?

5 Do you support the current system of policing Canberra as a part of the AFP or would you prefer to see a different Model implemented and what steps will you take to ensure tougher and more realistic sentencing is handed down from the judiciary in the ACT.

6 What is your position on the continued avaliability of Public Housing being linked to the earning power of the occupant ?

7 In 15 words or less, why should anyone vote for you?

8 How do you plan to address the chronic GP shortage across Canberra?

9 Do you support a curfew at Canberra Airport if night flights are spread over Tuggeranong {Canberra}?

10 How will you improve health services in our hospitals (not from the previous Qs)

deezagood deezagood 5:20 pm 24 Sep 08

‘@wonsworld: Finally someone who shares in my view about the junk mail! I am actually collecting them and making sure I do NOT vote for any of them that have disregarded the sign on my mailbox’

I think that is unfair on the candidates – its not as if they personally deliver all of their own leaflets. I did some volunteer letterbox dropping over the Macarthur Gas Power Plant and I have to admit that I wasn’t sure whether the pamphlet was ‘junk mail’ in the typical sense of the word – I personally tend to think of ‘junkmail’ as those millions of brochures from the retail industry (and the issue was highly relevant to local residents). A dilemma for poor letterbox droppers everywhere; is it ‘junk’, is it not junk …

deezagood deezagood 5:14 pm 24 Sep 08

Nice one Miz. I second those questions. Also – ‘what do you plan to do to increase the number of GPs in Canberra’ and ‘What are your plans to build a more sustainable Canberra’ (energy, water, insulation etc..)

miz miz 5:03 pm 24 Sep 08

Q: If you get voted in, will you stop the tuggeranong power station and the dummy water recycling plant?

Loose Brown Loose Brown 4:28 pm 24 Sep 08

@Tyler under ACT legislation it is legal to ride a bicycle with an ‘auxillary motor’ that delivers power up to 200w on footpaths, cycle paths, etc without registration.

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 4:19 pm 24 Sep 08

@wonsworld: Finally someone who shares in my view about the junk mail! I am actually collecting them and making sure I do NOT vote for any of them that have disregarded the sign on my mailbox.

@Loose Brown: What bicycles have any power, let alone 200w?

Loose Brown Loose Brown 4:02 pm 24 Sep 08

Would you accept campaign funding from lobby groups? What would you do in return for such funding?

Do you have a view on the current 200w power limit for unregistered bicycles?

What are your plans for reducing Canberra’s carbon footprint?

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 3:49 pm 24 Sep 08

I think Jb is getting at that candidate questions were already asked.

Personally, I vote for the following from the original thread:

How will you improve Canberra’s transport network?

Would you/how would you seek to improve the territory/Federal relationship? Be as broad or narrow as desired.

If you are elected, what would you want to point to as your legacy when it is all over?

What do you see as the largest or single most pressing issue from your electorate (as in specific to your electoral boundary, not a larger regional issue), and how would you move to address this if elected?

What opinions do you have which are in disagreement with the majority of your party, how do you differ, and are they personal opinions or a refection of your electorate?

What is your personal view of taxpayer funded public\transitory\ephemeral art?

Will you restore the ACT coat of arms to the welcome to Canberra signs? If not, why, and would you instead change the signage to remove the ridiculous blank white space where the coat of arms should be?

How do you view the status quo of the ACT-Queanbeyan relationship, and would you be open to formalising any part of it beyond current arrangements?

What experience do you have in economic and budgetary management?

How do you plan to address the chronic GP shortage across Canberra?

How do other people view your management style?

What particular industries do you see as vital to the continued growth and success of the ACT economy and how are you planning on diversifying the Government’s investment and ensuring dividends are maxmimised in these key areas of your economic plan?

As the ACT has a finite income, most recently sustained through property and land sales. The tax and ratepayer has a right to expect that funding spent on public institutions will be appropriately utilised and accounted for, and that any project defunded to pay for another will have been done so for good reasons.
The gaol (or “the Alexander Maconochie Centre for the Criminally Disposed”) is one such major work which will continue to be a facility of not insignificant government operating cost and maintenance expense.
Should there be a major impact from this ‘credit crunch’ or an economic downtown\local recession, it would most likly arrive during your term in the Assembly.
Which ACT Government projects, initiatives, or expenditures would you scrutinise most closely, or even support the axing of, in order to prevent an ACT budget blowout?

In 15 words or less, why should anyone vote for you?

With one extra:
Do you see Canberra as being a state of adequate law enforcement and judicial sentencing, and if not, what steps would you take to bring this about?

peterh peterh 3:42 pm 24 Sep 08

Will you consider the removal of IntACT and re-deployment of the support staff into each of the Departments?

Can TAMS also be dissolved, as it appears to be the same function as IntACT?

oh, please?

jakez jakez 3:41 pm 24 Sep 08

punkarella said :

QUESTION TO ALL:

Which one of you is not going to tax me more..?
seriously easy and simple question but the weazzle words police would have to be on patrol for this one!

I love you.

punkarella punkarella 3:28 pm 24 Sep 08

QUESTION TO ALL:

Which one of you is not going to tax me more..?
seriously easy and simple question but the weazzle words police would have to be on patrol for this one!

bryansworld bryansworld 3:26 pm 24 Sep 08

In the absence of Federal funding, do you think the ACT shoudl still proceeed with light rail?

jakez jakez 3:26 pm 24 Sep 08

My experience is that some candidates think that election material isn’t junk mail.

Personally I think it’s not worth pissing people off.

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