There are advertisements for the mining tax, advertisements for some vague health reform, and now ads for the NBN. None of these has gone before Parliament.
The mining tax wouldn't come in till 2012,
The so called health reform....who knows when
The Broadband plan....in EIGHT years. (Original cost $4Billion...now $43Billion.)
So that's [i]three[/i] lots of Fed Govt advertising currently...at around $50,000 just for a 30 second ad on TV.
Who knows how much on radio ...
All for plans and policies that only exist somewhere in the ether in the ACT.
Down here in Victoria, the commercial tv programs are also flooded with ads for the State Govt, as well as on radio and even pretty brochures in the letterbox to tell us how wonderful they are.
I'm amazed that no-one seems to be noticing, or commenting on, this extraordinary spend of taxpayers' money.
Who was it who said during the 2007 election campaign..."taxpayer funded political advertising is a cancer on democracy".
Brownie points if you guessed Rudd.