IF candidates are not ethical during an election, how can we trust them to be ethical in Parliament? Working with Greg Petty during this election campaign has been easy because at all times he has stood his ethical and moral ground and not deviated from that, but the level of frustration is very hard to take when other candidates so clearly and openly flaunt the law let alone the ethical and moral standing of the community.
Paragraph from 2011 Handbook for Parties, Groups, Candidates and Scrutineers at Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council Elections: “Posters of any size are not to be displayed on, or in, any premises owned or occupied by the Crown or by any statutory body representing the Crown or any council with the only exception being at polling places on election day. However they may be exhibited at the office or committee room of a candidate or a political party or at the electoral office of a Member of Parliament.”
This is a simple wording of the requirement in the Act. To me, RailCorp, RTA, and even the electricity pole owners are “statutory body representing the Crown”. So how do other candidates not understand that putting posters on RailCorp fences, RTA fences and power poles are against the law? The law that, if they get elected, they are suppose to uphold.
Unethical in the election – how can they be ethical in Parliament?