Page pollies hit mail trail

YOU often hear about politi- cians taking to the soap box, but the letter box appears to be something reserved for election time.

From birthday cards, to free DVDs, to promises to fix people's TVs - almost all of Page's pollies have reached out to voters through the mailbox.

Anyone registered to vote in Page and celebrating a birthday over the past five or six weeks should have received a signed card from Nationals candidate Kevin Hogan.

A spokesman for Mr Hogan confirmed any Page voter turning 18, 21, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100 would receive a card. "We just thought it was a nice idea," he said. The information was gathered from Page's electoral roll.

Recently Mr Hogan promised in an ad in the Clarence Valley Review to fix South Grafton residents' television reception. Mr Hogan's office said he would not be going to people's homes and redirecting antennas; rather, a report would be submitted to the Digital Switchover Taskforce.

The Palmer United Party has distributed a DVD, produced in China featuring Mr Palmer giving a double thumbs up on the cover.

The film includes some of Mr Palmer's speeches and what is described as a "bonus Titanic II video," detailing Clive's plans to build a replica of the Titanic.

Incumbent MP Janelle Saffin entered the fray yesterday with a copy of her pamphlet arriving in letter boxes shortly.

Taking advantage of being a sitting member, Ms Saffin used the opportunity to detail 100 projects for which she had helped gain funding.

Greens candidate Desley Banks said she too would go on a mailbox offensive with litera- ture explaining the Greens' stance on renewable energy and where major parties had not been strong enough on issues arising out of the coal seam gas industry.

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