Political parties: Stop tricking people into giving you personal information
  • Petitioning Andrew Robb

This petition will be delivered to:

Andrew Robb
Jamie Briggs
Deputy Prime Minister
Anthony Albanese
Leader of the National Party
Warren Truss
Leader of the Liberal Party
Tony Abbott
Leader of the Labor Party
Kevin Rudd
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Julie Bishop
Alex Hawke
Patrick Secker

Political parties: Stop tricking people into giving you personal information

    1. Petition by

      Emma Townsend

      Marrickville, Australia

It’s sneaky, dishonest and it’s bad for our democracy -- and it shouldn’t be happening.

I just received a letter from a political party, disguised as “Postal Voting Information.” Turns out, that letter is a trick to try and get your personal information so they can “target” you.

Australian political parties are tricking people into thinking the form inside that envelope is going straight to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), but in reality, they’re redirecting the mail back to party headquarters.

When I received mine, I very nearly made the mistake of handing over all my information to a political party because the reply paid envelope was addressed to the “Postal Vote Centre” - but the address was actually party headquarters. They all seem to do it slightly differently - but all with the same intention.

If one of the parties keeps doing it, then the other will to keep competitive. The only way to stop this is to rule it out altogether.

I’m asking Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott to commit to laws that ensure postal vote applications go straight to the AEC, without any political interference or data-mining in between.

 

If you've still got your reply-paid envelope, use it to send a message back to the parties telling them you've signed the petition at change.org/postalvotes and you want them to stop the scam!

To:
Andrew Robb
Jamie Briggs
Anthony Albanese, Deputy Prime Minister
Warren Truss, Leader of the National Party
Tony Abbott, Leader of the Liberal Party
Kevin Rudd, Leader of the Labor Party
Julie Bishop, Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Alex Hawke
Patrick Secker
Stop your parties tricking people into handing over their information

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Sophia Reyes AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Personal information must stay private

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    • Daisy Lola BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      I don't know who made this petition but you have the information wrong darling. Try to do it right next time but I'll sign anyway even though I don't understand

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    • freda maddern AUSTRALIA
      • 2 months ago

      Our Pollies are noted for their LYING and of course they are so hell bent on becoming Prime Minister that they forget that around 40-50-% of the people vote for them . They are not that popular, why should we ever trust them????

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    • Ben Lloyd AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      Because you can't trust politicians

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    • John O'Toole SOUTH MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      I believe politics should be about honesty.

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