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October 26th 2007
Help pollies keep their promises

It's that time again when promises begin to fill the airwaves. But if you are skeptical about whether the latest election promise you've heard will ever be anything but just that then a new listing known as Promise Watch may be the solution.

Promise Watch is organised by GetUp.org.au (click here) who describe themselves as, "...a new independent political movement to build a progressive Australia. GetUp! brings together like-minded people who want to bring participation back into our democracy."

GetUp say, "Let's make this election a first - where a promise truly is a promise! Every time a candidate makes you a promise, whether you see it on national television, hear it at your local RSL, or find it in your letterbox - log it here!

"What's a promise worth if it's not kept?

"With Promise Watch you can ensure that every promise is a core promise and together we can hold the future Prime Minister - and every other MP and Senator - accountable. As soon as the new government is formed the clock will start ticking and together we'll make sure they deliver a progressive Australia."

To check out the promises so far or to add one you have heard visit Promise Watch (here)

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Help pollies keep their promises
 
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Norm Roberts
November 5th 2008
Great Idea.should start a local one for by-election.

I will start it off, I am Norm Roberts Candidate in local election
here is one for all my opponents
I promise to serve my entire term if elected and will not seek or accept endorsement for state or federal seats during my term,and oh why dont we give all our business interests away too ,thats right I havent any 1 more eh ? I will resign from all political parties. Thats right I have none of them either.

Norm Roberts INDEPENDANT candidate


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