Liberal Leader Zed Seselja has announced plans to cut back on Government propaganda campaigns.
- “Not only do these campaigns create an untenable conflict for the agencies concerned, they are a blatant waste of money that could be used for front-line services,” said Zed. “The costs are significant, millions of dollars are being sidetracked by the government for no genuine public purpose – it’s purely political.”
“As you might expect, Jon Stanhope scoffed at the idea, and ran a ridiculous line saying we were attacking drink driving ads. Of course we weren’t. In fact, the legislation specifically excludes those sorts of legitimate government campaigns.
“I have received indications from the Greens that they will support this Bill in principle. I am prepared to adopt any reasonable suggestion from either party as we work through the detail. I call on Mr Stanhope to stop playing games and answer the question as to whether he supports the principle of this Bill,” said Zed.
I hope Zed has calculated on the money of these ads pretty much representing the profit margin of most of Canberra’s major commercial media.
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Courageous stuff Zed!