Archive for September 21st, 2007

Some Policies – My First Official Interview As A Candidate

As I mentioned earlier, 2CC’s Mike Welsh interviewed me at about 4:10 this afternoon. It was during this interview that I made the public announcement that I had decided to run for parliament. The interview contains a brief summary of me, the electorate, a couple of my policies, and electoral procedure. I think, overall, this is a good starting point if you want to understand where I stand on a number of issues.

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I didn’t prepare myself properly for the interview, mainly due to the fact that it was quite busy at work today which meant I didn’t really have time to jot down some notes (which I should have done overnight anyway). I have more ideas than those I mentioned during the interview, including thoughts on subjects such as broadband, workplace relations, roads and education (I suppose some of those things fit in to the welfare category that I drew a blank on during the interview), but for the moment while I sort out a couple administrative matters, the interview will do as a good starting point.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part in the poll, the people who entered 2CC’s “come up with a slogan for Samuel” competition, the people who decided to link to this website, and everyone else who helped me make up my mind on whether or not to stand for election. Your assistance with this decision is greatly appreciated.


2 comments September 21st, 2007 at 10:55pm

It’s Official!

Yes, as I announced on 2CC’s drive show earlier this afternoon, I will be running as an independent for the seat of Fraser in the upcoming federal election.

More details shortly when I have a spare moment to outline some of my policies. (Or perhaps get the interview audio online…it has a couple).

The one thing I really need to make this happen is 50 people enrolled to vote in the seat of Fraser who would be willing to sign a form from the Australian Electoral Commission nominating me as a candidate. There is no fee, and you don’t even have to vote for me, all I am asking is that you sign a bit of paper to allow me to run for election. If you would be willing to help out with this, feel free to send me an email.

I’m holding off an a proper media release for now until I have a couple more details, and work out whether or not it will need an “authorised by” line on it.


3 comments September 21st, 2007 at 05:15pm

Samuel’s Blog Weekly Poll Results

I’m ending the poll a bit earlier than usual this week as I intend on making my announcement this afternoon and there is no point in running the poll after the fact.

Would you like to see Samuel stand as an independent candidate at the upcoming federal election?

Total Votes: 101
Started: September 17, 2007

This is the highest number of people to ever respond to a poll on this website, nearly doubling the previous record. I would like to thank everyone who took part, and also the Canberra media (especially 2CC) who promoted it throughout the week.

I will be making my announcement on the issue shortly. I would suggest that those of you in Canberra who want to hear it should tune in to 2CC around 4:10pm.


September 21st, 2007 at 03:47pm

Never argue with a woman

We haven’t had a Friday Funny for a while, but Charity from Sydney has come to the rescue today with the following bit of fun.

One morning the husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out.

She motors out a short distance, anchors, and reads her book.
Along comes a Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, “Good morning, Ma’am. What are you doing?”
“Reading a book,” she replies, (thinking, “Isn’t that obvious?”)
“You’re in a Restricted Fishing Area,” he informs her.
“I’m sorry, officer, but I’m not fishing. I’m reading.”
“Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I’ll have to take you in and write you up.”
“If you do that, I’ll have to charge you with sexual assault,” says the woman.
“But I haven’t even touched you,” says the game warden.
“That’s true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment.”
“Have a nice day ma’am,” he said as he left.

MORAL: Never argue with a woman who reads. It’s likely she can also think.

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September 21st, 2007 at 11:42am


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