Politics and activism

More party political propaganda disguised as “voting information” #AusVotes

Look, if you’re going to send around party political propaganda, you should at least have the guts to not disguise it as something else. This arrived in the mail yesterday:
Liberal party mail disguised as "Voting information"

…and inside was this:
Liberal party election material

I note that in their brochure, they’re still using the rail icon, despite repeatedly proclaiming that they will not fund urban rail.
Federal Libs still using rail icon, despite refusing to fund rail

This sort of thing is not quite as bad as their data gathering exercise with postal ballots, but still deceptive.

Seems the State Coalition are up to similar tricks, with The Age reporting today that they’re sending out letters in support of the East West road link, paid for by the Liberal Party but without any party markings.

Are the other parties doing it to? I’ve heard Federal Labor had been sending out the postal ballot letters, but haven’t seen any myself.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

5 replies on “More party political propaganda disguised as “voting information” #AusVotes”

I received “important postal voting information for the Gellibrand Federal Electorate” with Australian Labor and a picture of Tim Watts on the front. The page page gives a brief summary of what Tim Watts and the Federal Labor Government will do and then urges me to “Support Time Watts and labor by filling in this postal vote form.” I find that the most curious part. There’s then an undertaking that Tim Watts, “Candidate for Gellibrand undertakes to forward completed applications to the AEC as soon as reasonably practicable”

Reply Paid envelope included – addressed to a different address from the AEC address listed on the form.

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