Seeking Political Representation

I was told that I needed to contact my local Member of Parliament and State Senators if I wanted my opinion to be represented in Parliament.

Unfortunately.. It looks to me like a couple of the South Australian Senators are incapable of responding to EMAIL that has been sent to them.

A couple of these ELECTED Senators have decided NOT to read the waiting emails. Instead the emails are simply deleted.

Here is a copy of the Email that I sent:

 From: "lazerzap" <>
 To: <>
 Subject:  IT IS MY WILL
 Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 16:27:29 +1030
 Organization: ComPerSol-Au
 Dear Sir/Madam, I know that it is my duty to keep you informed of MY 
 WILL on anything that comes before Parliament, or that should come 
 before Parliament. IT IS MY WILL that you take immediate action to make 
 sure that the new Youth Allowance criteria needs to be introduced based 
 on geographical disadvantage.. Yours faithfully, Xxxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxxx, 
 Clovelly Farmhouse. Robe Penola Road, Clay Wells. 5280

Copy of email receipts :

 From: "McEwen, Anne (Senator)" <>
 To: "lazerzap" <>
 Return-path: <>
 Delivery-date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 21:02:49 -0400
 Received: from ([])
 Your message
 To:      McEwen, Anne (Senator)
 Subject:  IT IS MY WILL
 Sent:    Mon, 5 Oct 2009 16:56:57 +1100
 was deleted without being read on Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:02:37 +1100

Copy of email receipts :

 From: "Elliott, Cristy (Sen N. Minchin)" <>
 To: "lazerzap" <>
 Return-path: <>
 Delivery-date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 01:17:47 -0500
 Received: from ([])
 Your message
 To:      Minchin, Nick (Senator)
 Subject:  IT IS MY WILL
 Sent:    Mon, 5 Oct 2009 16:57:29 +1100
 was deleted without being read on Tue, 24 Nov 2009 17:17:14 +1100

Lazerzap's Political Stupidity Award

Due to the blatent disregard that politicians show towards the electorate. I have devised this award of displeasure. Anyway… The Lazerzap Award, for Pathetic Lack of Common Sense, Inferior Service, Lack of Tansparency, and most importantly, Supreme Stupidity in the 2009 Australian Federal Politics. Goes to:

Senator Nick Minchin

<> (clap.. Nooooo.. Booo… Hisss.. )

For not only being unable to read emails that have been sent to him. But for what I see as his obviously Corporate pointed interests. I believe him to be more financially/politically motivated in his life, than wanting to be remembered as a community builder.

From Wikipedia.. Check out Minchins credentials..

Telstra sell off Supporter

Minchin has been a strong proponent of privatisation and wholesale labour market deregulation. He has defended the full privatisation of Telstra, and argued that the Commonwealth should sell its Telstra shares to buy a portfolio of other income-earning investments rather than spend the profits on national infrastructure.

(Hmm.. Sounds like Minchin is the reason we now spend $43B on NBN?)

WorkChoices Supporter

In March 2006, Minchin received extensive media coverage when he highlighted the dilemma his government faced in the field of industrial relations and aired his views about future policy proposals. Speaking at a conference of the HR Nicholls Society where he told the audience that the coalition “knew its reform to WorkChoices were not popular but the process of change must continue”, and that “there is still a long way to go… awards, the IR commission, all the rest of it…”, he went on to say “The fact is the great majority of the Australian people do not support what we are doing on industrial relations. They violently disagree.”

Tobacco sceptic

In 1995 Minchin submitted a dissenting Senate report on the tobacco industry and the costs of tobacco-related illness that disputed the Committee’s statements that it believes cigarettes are addictive and that passive smoking is harmful. Minchin claimed the tobacco industry was over-regulated. He also disagreed with the conclusions about the addictiveness of nicotine and the harmfulness of passive smoking:

“ Senator Minchin wishes to record his dissent from the committee’s statements that it believes cigarettes are addictive and that passive smoking causes a number of adverse health effects for non-smokers. Senator Minchin believes these claims (the harmful effects of passive smoking) are not yet conclusively proved. . . there is insufficient evidence to link passive smoking with a range of adverse health effects. ” — Nick Minchin, Senate Committee’s Minority Report on Tobacco-related Illnesses

(Cough Cough Nick…)

A 2009 article in The Australian drew parallels between his stance on tobacco and his stance as a climate change skeptic.

Climate change sceptic

In a March 2007 letter, Minchin expressed doubts that climate change is caused by human activity. Minchin would later campaign against an emission’s trading scheme (ETS) bill. Of the effectiveness and sensibility of ETS bill he has said that it is unsound and an “abomination”, and of the motives behind its tabling that “Mr Rudd’s arrogance and vanity in wanting to lead the world in cutting CO2 emissions is really sickening”

On 22 September 2008, the parliamentary leader of the Liberal Party Malcolm Turnbull appointed Minchin as Shadow Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate. Minchin had been previously Shadow Minister for Defence.

On 26 November 2009, Minchin resigned from the shadow cabinet in protest of Malcolm Turnbull’s position on the government’s emission trading scheme.

When Turnbull was defeated by Tony Abbott, Turnbull stated:

“ As Tony [Abbott] observed on one occasion, ‘climate change is crap’, or if you consider his mentor, Senator Minchin, the world is not warming, it’s cooling and the climate change issue is part of a vast left-wing conspiracy to deindustrialise the world.


I think that sounds like a man who is totally bought and paid for with Corporate dollars.. What do you think?? I think the Wikipedia entry reads like a book on extreme Right Wing/Corporate Idealogy/Skulduggery.

Minchin has been a Senator for South Australia since 1993. Isn’t it time to READ the emails yet Nick?

Nick Minchin on Wikipedia

Senator Anne McEwen

Gets my dishonerable mention.


Anne McEwen (born 3 August 1954) is an Australian politician and has been a Labor member of the Australian Senate since July 2005, representing the state of South Australia. She was elected at the 2004 federal election.

McEwen is a deputy government whip.

Anne McEwen on Wikipedia

I think they are both perhaps too concerned with their Party Politics.

As well as performing (Cough) their duties as Senators for South Australia.

Minchin is also Leader of the Liberal Party in the Senate, McEwen is Deputy Whip of the Labor party.

Perhaps if they both concentrated on serving the community, rather than their political parties, they would be able to read EMAILS sent to them, and as a result, webpages like this wouldnt be created.

Don’t bother sending email to congratulate them for failing to make the grade..

Just remember the names.. They eventually have to face the public…

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