Positively intelligent policy-based campaigning!

November 3, 2008

At Parliament today, a media scrum in the grounds gathered around Greens’ co-leader Russel Norman and a handful of the media team from Bowen, as he announced the Green Party policy on Open Government.

Russel speaking very earnestly about Open Government

Russel speaking very earnestly about Open Government

And his speech is here

I was intrigued by the image it presented – a tight knot of the city’s journalists, print, radio & tv all present and correct.
So I jumped in, since they’d warmed up the water for me, and swam with the big fish.
Here’s what it looked like:

media scrum and backdrop

media scrum and backdrop

I got a clear view through the scrum, and found this beautiful image of integrity in action:

Clear and simple, for the last week of Campaigning

Clear and simple, for the last week of Campaigning

This marks our divergence from other parties, where we want governance to be transparent and open to the public scrutiny, not subject to messy cover-ups of funding arrangements, or other such ‘dirty laundry’, as being exposed by the final campaign-week antics of researchers at both Labour and National camps.
It’s not too late to put integrity back into politics, is it guys?


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