Monday July 12, 2004: The Greens candidate for the new federal seat of Bonner, Elissa Jenkins, will launch her Campaign Trail E-newsletter this week. Elissa said the newsletter has been created for anyone interested in following her grassroots campaign.
“It's meant to be an informative and entertaining read for a range of politically-curious folk, particularly residents of the Bonner electorate,” she said.
Elissa has, for some time, been interested in using the Internet to encourage spirited conversation.
Government: Howard's Attempt to Block Youth Enrolment
The Howard Government’s attempt to close the rolls to new enrolments on the day the election is called highlights the present government’s fear of not being able to win over today's young voters, said Greens candidate for Bonner, Elissa Jenkins.
The proposed changes in the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2004 passed the House of Representatives on May 27 and are due to be debated in the Senate this week.
THURSDAY JUNE 10, 2004: Brisbane’s eastern residents will enjoy a fresh face in politics with Queensland Greens candidate Elissa Jenkins contesting the new seat of Bonner.
Elissa, 28, said she had been blessed with opportunities and enjoyed experiences that were becoming rarer for youth and families.
“Increasingly, youth and the elderly are left to fend for themselves, critical environmental problems are subordinate to economic theory, refugees are locked away out of sight – our communities are crumbling.
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Government: Liberals select candidate for Bowman
Andrew Laming was pre-selected for the Federal Seat of Bowman on Thursday night. Andrew succeeded in the last Federal election in making Bowman the most marginal seat in Australia, and has continued to work in the area since that election.
If you have an issue to raise, what better opportunity than at the end of your own street. Today, Friday 5th of July I met Con Sciacca MP, Paul Lucas MP and Peter Cummings all at the Whites Road end of Hindes St Lota. A crowd had gathered and some were already engaged in hot discussions on issues such as environment, dangerous sections of road, and employment, these were the ones I overheard anyway. It was good to see our three local members working together, listening to what the locals had to say especially our federal representative as federal government issues often seem a long way from our bayside home. Read on for more pictures......