The Ryan Independent

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Which Ryan candidates bother showing up? Forum scorecard

August 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Posts

Candidates at Federal Elections are invited to public forums and other events run by community organisations to help voters better understand their views, policies and behaviour. To consistently skip, decline or just ignore these events without a compelling reason is rude at best, and certainly contrary to the democratic spirit. I’d go further and say [...]

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Ryan features on ABC Breakfast

August 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Posts

A pretty fair piece about the Ryan campaign by Cathy Van Extel on ABC Radio National’s Breakfast program this morning. Go to the ABC and listen to it here or directly from this site:  bst_20100805_0748.mp3

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Campaign materials speak volumes

August 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Posts

The materials and methods of a campaign reflect a lot about the thinking and approach of parties and candidates.  In Ryan this week the Labor Party Machine has parked a somewhat retro-appearing anti-Work Choices truck and a bored looking driver at the end of the Western Freeway (traditional Michael Johnson waving spot).  Big, expensive, impersonal, [...]

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Received your deceptive (party) postal vote application form yet?

July 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Posts

It’s that time again. Labor Senator Claire Moore has sent me, courtesy of her taxpayer-funded electoral allowance, a deceptively non-partisan appearing form to request a postal vote…. but in reality a camouflaged party information gathering tool that is open to abuse. The word “Labor” appears nowhere. Everything about the form looks “official” .. i.e. “neutral”. [...]

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