back to article In the burbs, elections remain an offline affair

As the US Presidential elections get closer the business end of proceedings, technology-watchers know they will soon see all sorts of stories about how technology is pressed into service to win votes. We expect apps galore, tweets by the cloud-load and more abuses of the term “Big Data” than anyone should be forced to endure. …

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It's worse in QLD

At the last local election many of our candidates didn't even distribute fliers, let alone have a simple site or social media presence. In a country with compulsory voting you'd think compulsory manifesto publication would be the norm but no, it's democracy by guesswork.

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Re: It's worse in QLD

"...didn't even distribute fliers, ..."

The spin I got from our local council was that 'We take climate change seriously, so we cut back on environmentally wasteful and harmful printing.'

Ya gotta love political spin!

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"The ALP and Liberal parties have nothing online."

There's more than one Liberal party? Or do you mean that there's a party called The Australian Labor Party Party?

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