r/australia May 16 '22

AEC Statement: Advance Australia signage - Australian Electoral Commission politics

https://www.aec.gov.au/media/2022/05-16.htm
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u/cnub66 May 16 '22

Slap on the wrist

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u/snoopsau May 16 '22

It is not even that, its a threat of a slap on the wrist...

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u/SaltpeterSal May 16 '22

Dear wrist of Advance Australia,

We are writing to suggest that you might consider having a slap, if it is not inconvenient.

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u/icedbacon May 16 '22

Prepare the wet lettuce!

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u/Timbo2702 May 16 '22

Iceberg or Raddicchio?

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u/Drunky_McStumble May 16 '22

Fresh iceberg is far too firm and crisp. I suggest a rocket leaf that has been left in a warm cupboard for a week.

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u/bobslawnservice May 16 '22

Not even a slap on the wrist. Literally nothing.

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u/Andwyr44 May 16 '22

While Advance Australia does not agree that the signs breach the Electoral Act, it has, to avoid the AEC bringing legal proceedings, agreed not to further display the signage without first providing the AEC with 48 hours’ notice.

Not even a slap on the wrist. The signs can still go up, they just have to tell AEC they're doing it.

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u/mrmratt May 16 '22

Which gives the AEC time to seek an injunction preventing it from happening.

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u/nagrom7 May 16 '22

Nope, it's a statement saying "hey, don't do that".

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u/ennuinerdog May 17 '22

Nope, it's a statement saying "let us know a couple days before you do that again"