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NSW Democrats not travelling well « Previous | |Next »
March 11, 2003

It would seem that the NSW Democrats are still having a difficult time getting their political mesage through the filters of the media. The media is distracted internationally by the possible war with Iraq and locally by the rise of the Australian Greens as a viable political third force.

As things stand at the moment either James Lantry, has to fails to win a seat in the upper house or the party has wins more than 4per cent of the upper house vote in the March 22 poll. If it does not be eligible for public funding and so will no longer be a political party in the State. It is make or break time because they lost public funding in 1995.

Things do not look good. According to this report current opinion polls suggest it is unlikely the Democrats will win more than 3per cent.

And their message? They are strong on support for the disabled and mentally ill, as well as legislation for open government. According to this report they have a political niche in reforms to workers' compensation, public liability insurance, civil liberties and law and order.

Not very exciting. There is nothing mentioned about green issues in the State---such as coastal development, water, land clearing and preservation of native forests? Or has that been filtered by the media?

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 3:23 PM | | Comments (2)



That bad huh.
Maybe the 3% should be revised down to 1%
Do you think they will go the way of the DLP?