URGENT NOTICE TO ALL SOUTH AUSTRALIANS
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MARCH 2014 ELECTION “FAILING ALREADY?”
The very fact the electoral commission themselves do not
appear to know what new laws are in place, whether or not any new electoral
laws are assented to, or even what the costs for candidates will be, the looming
state election in March 2014 appears from the onset to be a failure.
The government and the opposition recently passed new
electoral laws in a deliberate attempt to take control of the upper house, to
ensure minor parties and Independents will not be able to run or compete at any
The changes include;
A huge increase in the amount of nominations required
up from 2 to 250.
To exclude Independents from being able to preference
A massive increase in costs up from $450 to $3000
Other changes to empower the 2 party system at the
expense of the free and informed vote of the electorate.
Questions to the electoral commission; Are these new laws
legal, have they been assented to, when will they be in place, when we there be
access to the nomination forms, are all remaining unanswered, only weeks out
from when nominations must be lodged.
So let’s look at what I have to do to nominate;
To have my name on the ballot paper, with the right to be
involved in the preference deals, I will need to run with a friend, 2
candidates will be needed.
The nominations needed (signatures with names addresses and
dates of birth) will be a minimum of 500, yet I can’t start getting nominations
until forms are made available, what if I only get 24 hours?
It is known that the electoral rolls are faulty, missing
around 100,000 names, so I will need to get around 750 nominations to ensure I
comply, but it gets worse, as each elector can only nominate one candidate.
So if an elector signs my nomination form, but has signed another’s
as well, because all the minor candidates will need hundreds, both will
seemingly be invalid, so how many will a candidate have to get?
Two candidates running together will need to raise $6,000 in
the next few weeks, a massive imposition, when it is already near impossible to
compete with the huge funding of the major parties, these changes are to wipe
out the minor player ability’s to field candidate and produce electoral
The other nasty change hiding in the new legislation is that
Independents are no longer allowed in the primary ballot draw, so the ballot
papers are now designed to promote the major parties, this does not support the
concept of a fair go.
While these issues are indeed massive in their own right, one
must question how the electoral commission can police the new rules, because
with thousands of nominations to go through, where will they find the time, let
alone ensure just accounting?
All of this because the government elected want to own the
upper house, the house of review, they don’t want pesky Independent thinkers
either questioning or exposing their legislative agenda, leaks to me expose the
government are intent on undermining our civil and human rights, by the introduction
of draconian laws akin to those coming out of QLD.
Now all of this may just piss everyone off, but they are the
least of our problems, because the whole electoral conduct will in the most be
Over 16,000 ballot papers simply went missing, thousands of
postal ballot applications were found to be dodgy around 77,000 names were
missing from the electoral rolls and the major parties handled tens of
thousands of postal ballot applications, will this all happen again, or even
The Labor party were caught dressing up as another party and
handing our dodgy how to vote cards, they were caught intercepting electoral
mail and also ballot paper applications.
Polling booths were absent of important information and ran
out of ballot papers, in fact the complaints were massive and so where the
allegations of corruption.
I risked my own home to take these issues to the court of
disputed returns, fighting for “Your right” to a just election process, only to
find out that general elections cannot be invalidated at law, regardless of the
count or the conduct, which is absolutely appalling.
The only way to overcome all these issues is to elect genuine
representatives of the people, who will fight for democratic reforms, but these
changes and dodgy practices are all about ensuring that does not happen.
The results of these electoral changes are to further empower
the major parties, which will only result in increased attacks on our civil
liberties and our once fine system of democracy.
I for one need your help and support, I have never asked for
money in my 15 years fighting for your rights, but without your help, I will be
out of the race, as will many other patriotic candidates.
In the best interests of democracy, please share this post,
or link with every South Australian, and consider visiting my website www.markmaldridge.com and continue
reading up on the governments attack on democracy.
VOTE FOR ME TO BRING CHANGE THROUGH THE UPPER HOUSE IN BOX U, Representing you.
Independent candidate and National spokesperson for the
08 82847482 / 0403379500