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 10am – 2pm.
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 (see https://australianrefugeeactionnetwork.wordpress.com/five-years/ ), 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. https://www.aec.gov.au/About_AEC/Publications/backgrounders/polling-places-offences.htm
Pre-polling – By-Election Campaign – 28 July 2018
- Perth – WA – Morley, Perth City
- Fremantle – WA – Fremantle, Perth, Success,
- Longman – Queensland – Bribie Island, North Lakes, Morayfield, Caboolture, Burpengary
- Mayo – SA – Adelaide, Bridgewater, McLaren Vale, Mount Barker, Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor
- Braddon – Tasmania – Burnie, Devonport, Queenstown, Ulverstone
A full list of towns in this coming by-election here
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: