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Calls For Residents To Be Alerted When Politicians Are Released Into The Community

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Victims’ rights groups have called for a registry to be set up to alert residents when Members of Parliament enter their community. They argue the measures are necessary to protect children and other vulnerable members of society from the dangerous amounts of bullsh*t that certain politicians discharge.  

“When they’re locked up within the confines of Canberra, the threat is minimal. But once politicians are let out into Australian communities, armed with their empty slogans and empty promises, the risk of abuse is really quite high,” said one activist.

“I would’ve thought it would be a good idea to know if a politician’s moving next door to you that might not have all the language or social skills you might normally expect,” he said.

“The police and the local health authorities should probably be alerted as well, so the appropriate support can be provided if necessary”.

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5 comments on “Calls For Residents To Be Alerted When Politicians Are Released Into The Community

  1. goodrumo
    March 1, 2013

    Reblogged this on iheariseeilearn.

  2. geraldine thomson
    March 3, 2013

    They should also be banned from mail-outs! They should be charged with harassment and false representations!

  3. Michael Noonan
    March 5, 2013

    And statistically, a much, much higher proportion of politicians are charged with criminal offences, than are refugees. Send the votes back to where they came from!

  4. Andrea Moore
    March 13, 2013

    Woops! There is a large distance between venerable and vulnerable….. clarification please or it could be very embarrassing for me at the least and you because you wrote it. Ha Ha. I am a qualified editor if you are offering an employment situation.

    • The Shovel
      March 13, 2013

      Thanks Andrea. Our editor is shit, but he makes good coffee.

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