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originally posted by: Bluntone22
With a voter base that small you need to get in with the city employees. The cops, fireman and utility workers all vote.
Unfortunately that means playing into the good old boy system.
Your only other option is a door to door personal meeting with Joe public. But Joe is very apathetic.
originally posted by: ItVibrates
a reply to: TonyS
I do know a lot of the contractors for the city--more than actual city employees, but the problem with most of those guys is they are all from NZ or the UK and wont enrol to vote, because if they vote in Australia once they will have to vote forever always or get fined... so Im told.
One guy from the UK who is a mate told me to fk off when I asked him to enrol to vote, he doesn't want to have to deal with the fines because of our compulsory voting at state/federal level. Thats just one of my mates born from outside of Australia, a lot have the same view.
Honestly, the work done here by our Kiwi and pommy cousins is fantastic, but they dont give a # about local administrative laws and stuff, they just want to get paid, get drunk and enjoy the weather. This isnt true with all migrants, but my tradie mates in the area are some of the most politically apathetic people I know. No love lost for them, but I would like if they had a say where their tax goes (ie: voting).