Who is this candidate?

bourke 19 November 2007 19

Does anyone know anything about House of Reps independent candidate for Fraser, Kerri Taranto?

So far I’ve been able to work out that she’s a ‘landscape technician’, and I’d really rather base my vote on more info than that.

Links to a website, contact details, ANYTHING would be most appreciated!

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19 Responses to Who is this candidate?
Ozhair Ozhair 5:23 pm 21 Nov 07

Just found this in my mailbox, a photocopy of a handwritten pamphlet:

Vote 1 TARANTO, Kerri
Independent fo Fraser

* An independent voice in parliament
* Integrity & open communication
* A suburban railway in Canberra
* Reigniting the Republican issue

Tel: 62486812

bourke bourke 10:37 am 21 Nov 07

In one small but slightly useful piece of information, Kerri Taranto apparently features fairly high on the Libs’ how-to-vote card.

I guess we could say that if you trust the Libs then rank her high, if not, rank her low.

bourke bourke 3:36 pm 20 Nov 07

I tried the email and it bounced, I tried calling and it went to an answering machine. I asked a friend of mine who works with a political party and they know nothing either… how weird. And kinda annoying!

Thumper Thumper 8:32 am 20 Nov 07

Maybe she simply sells large slimy lizard like amphibians?

TAD TAD 11:20 pm 19 Nov 07

The AEC’s list of the candidates’ contact details have only PO Box 954 CIVIC SQUARE PRIVATE BOXES ACT 2608


(I find it a little unsettling that a lot have home addresses, phones and emails listed)

TAD TAD 11:07 pm 19 Nov 07

Cranky could be onto something.

More Googling found that the Axolotl group are metal finishers involved partly in posh garden structures, walls, water features etc.


They are based in Matraville NSW (???) however they have listed phone numbers in each state including the ACT. http://www.outdoordesign.com.au/category.act?categoryid=00232#011897

If however you google the Canberra contact number it comes up as the same phone number as the “Snowy River Sign Co” in Jindabyne. ABN search reveals this ACT registered company went into liquidation 2 years ago. A white pages search finds and R Taranto in Jindabyne. Nil in the ACT.

So what have we possibly learned about this candidate?:
– Kerri TARANTO is the registered owner of a business “Axolotyl” which appears/possibly is a part of or subsidiary company of the Axolotl Group who designs (amongst other things) posh metal garden ornaments, water features etc. She calls this profession Landscape Design Technician.
– The contact details for this company are actually in Jindabyne and also previously operated under the business name “Snowy River Sign Co” who apparently did work on the Lovett Tower in Woden.
– White pages reveals she most likely lives in Jindabyne.

The ACT address for the company is:
Canberra Building
Information Centre
241 Northbourne Ave
Lyneham ACT 2602

Lee Ave
Jindabyne NSW 2627
Ph + 612 6456 2979
Fax + 612 6456 1190

If you wanted to send a candidate questionnaire, I would send it to act@axolotl.com.au

Could be completely off track but then again…..

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 10:20 pm 19 Nov 07

In some cultures, Pandy, a yawning gap between the teeth is a sign of great beauty.

-But not in my culture, I hasten to say.

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 10:18 pm 19 Nov 07

Better than voting for people you never hear of again…

bd84 bd84 9:55 pm 19 Nov 07

Rule of thumb: Never vote for people who you have never heard of.

cranky cranky 9:25 pm 19 Nov 07

Interesting. Axolotyl is a range of ‘paint’ type surfaces which accurately emulate metals of many varied finishes, and can be applied to a vast array of substrates. Can be seen on the portico of Lovett Tower in Woden (the old MLC Tower).

The local supplier/applicator is located in the Snowy Mountains. There is no acknowledged Canberra operator.

pierce pierce 8:53 pm 19 Nov 07

Hmmm, I wonder who she’s preferencing then.

TAD TAD 8:15 pm 19 Nov 07

Well a little bit of searching found her business details which at the least proves that she at least is a real person (I mean your average person leaves more mentions on the net that this lady). I did read that she wasn’t invited to the recent meet the candidates event in Gungahlin because nobody knew her contact details.

“ABN: 44 548 377 237
Last modified: 16 Aug 2007
ABN status From To
Active 01 Jun 2000 (current)

TARANTO, KERRI 20 Jul 2000 (current)
TARANTO, KERRI 01 Jun 2000 20 Jul 2000

Individual/Sole Trader

Last modified: 16 Aug 2007
ABN status: Active from 01 Jun 2000
Entity name: TARANTO, KERRI
Entity type: Individual/Sole Trader
Main business location
State: ACT
Postcode: 2602

Trading name(s)

Other registrations
GST status: Not currently registered for GST”

This business name not found by google, whitepages etc.

sepi sepi 8:00 pm 19 Nov 07

She was Missing in Action on 666s candidate round up this morning too.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 5:19 pm 19 Nov 07

At least McMullan is happily the encumbent. She’s got no media profile to speak of (even less than the Social Alliance being-set-up-to-fail candidate, is running as an independant, and seems to have no policies.

She does know that you need to -get votes- to receive the viable candidate funding, right?

thetruth thetruth 3:24 pm 19 Nov 07

Maybe shes modelled herslf on success – McMullin does nothing and gets voted in.

Ari Ari 3:16 pm 19 Nov 07

Guys, stop mudslinging.

captainwhorebags captainwhorebags 2:41 pm 19 Nov 07

She’s hoping to start a grassroots style campaign.

pierce pierce 2:40 pm 19 Nov 07

Does she have a dirt unit?

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