A super Saturday of five Federal by-elections
As you know, there is a lot hanging on the by-elections for both the major parties, so we anticipate that high profile politicians will visit the main booths in each electorate on Saturday 28 July most likely with TV crews on their trail and most likely between 10.00am – 2.00pm.
A well placed banner calling for the closure of the camps on Nauru and Manus, or any other ‘justice for refugees’ message, might just make it into a news story.
Having got reasonable media coverage from the 5 Years Too Long 12 Deaths Too Many actions and rallies on the weekend this would be a great follow-up.
NB: this would be a silent protest action as there are rules about canvassing with the aim of influencing votes. See https://www.aec.gov.au/About_AEC/Publications/backgrounders/polling-places-offences.htm for details.
Pre-polling By-Election Campaign 28 July 2018
• Perth WA: Morley Perth City
• Fremantle WA: Fremantle Perth, Success,
• Longman Qld: Bribie Island North Lakes Morayfield Caboolture, Burpengary
• Mayo SA: Adelaide, Bridgewater, McLaren Vale, Mount Barker, Strathalbyn
and Victor Harbor
• Braddon Tasmania: Burnie, Devonport, Queenstown, Ulverstone.
See polling places in the Mayo Electorate at:
See polling places in the Longman Electorate at:
See polling places in the Perth Electorate at:
See polling places in the Braddon Electorate at:
See polling places in the Fremantle Electorate at: