Water Conservation Measures in the ACT (an example of a good, clear, plain english government document)
May 19th, 2006 at 12:49pm
The picture below is of a fridge magnet sent out to all (or at least most) homes in the ACT by the ACT Government a few weeks. The fridge magnet was part of a set of literature outlining the current water conservation efforts, procedures and rules in the ACT.
The reason that I am showing this to you, is not to highlight ACT water conservation, but to bring to your attention a government document which is written is plain english (I’ll excuse the “high-pressure low-volume cleaner” as I think they have well and truly drummed the meaning of that term into us in other publicity campaigns). Not only does this document outline the rules in place in the ACT in a very clear and straightforward manner, it also adds little pictures for quick reference and to add context to the text. Contact details and the people behind the production of the magnet are also clearly identified.
I must say that this is a darn sight better than the Chief Turnip’s incoherent babbling from a few weeks ago.
I will be nominating this fridge magnet for an award in the “Plain English” category of the Plain English Campaign awards.