So? Do leaflets matter? Can voters make their own decision …

Comment on Braitling preferences ‘not a get Giles exercise’ by Evelyne Roullet.

So? Do leaflets matter? Can voters make their own decision without them?
Are these expensive scraps of propaganda full of over-inflated claims and dodgy data really necessary, or in any way useful, to the running of an election?
Why do we have to have more than one per party in our letter boxes?
We have TV commercials and newspapers for advertising, could not the parties save money, trees and the planet all at the same time?
The one with the note: “Sorry I missed you” makes me wonder, as I have not been out for weeks and I know no one called.
Politicians spend a lot of dollars to convince us to trust them. But the fevered competition for votes virtually compels them to lie to us.

Recent Comments by Evelyne Roullet

Aboriginal flag on Anzac Hill: the nays have it 
Kathy, in this case , the NT flag has no reason to fly on the hill.


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Michel Dean,I agree with you, it looks like a lot of talk, paper work etc but no action. I start to believe that those who govern us want to be popular, with next election in their vision, and fear to take drastic decisions.
While great leaders can do everything possible to behave in a constructive and compassionate manner, they must also understand that there are those who find meaning in destroying others while destroying themselves.


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Why not having a called / compulsory general meeting with all the parents of the recorded juvenile offenders?
May be we will find out what are the deep reasons for the children be neglected:
Lack of proper housing?
Alcohol / drug addiction?
Low self esteem?
Normal teen rebellion with no fear of punishment unless it is corporal?


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John Bell, I am certain she smiles at me, but she also cries when she looks down onto the Youth Center.
I quote Erwin Chandla “town’s kids – black and white – mingled there, became friends. This was so too for this writer’s four children raised in Alice Springs.” And I add for my four children who created great friendships there.


Aboriginal flag on Anzac Hill: the nays have it 
War memorial on a women’s sacred site: Does this describe the Alice Springs community? Wars kill while women bear and rear children.
May be Anzac Hill should be given back to the rightful custodians and the wars memorial shifted on the council lawns unless the Arrernte women agree that we keep the site but recognise them with a flag.


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