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Contacting Politicians regarding road issues

I forgot to post this before so I'll do it now - in the latest Wheels Magazine there were contact details listed for both state and federal politicians, namely the premiers/chief ministers for each state, as well as the transport ministers.
Seeing as there is often a lot of debate about the motives behind government policy in relation to speed cameras, highway blackspots etc etc within this forum, I thought i may as well post these details up so that anyone with a legitimate concern/issue who feels it should be addressed can have the chance to have their questions answered.

However, please remember that these email addresses are not here for you to send the odd abusive email come election time. If you have a legitimate concern/issue in relation to automotive issues, these are the appropriate channels through which to take them further, so please use them appropriately.

Anyway, on with the details. Remember to remove the 'nospam' part from the beginning of each address before sending.

FEDERAL:

John Anderson
Deputy Prime Minister/Minister for Transport + Regional Services
mailto: nospamJohn.Anderson.MP@aph.gov.au

Senator Ron Boswell
Parliamentary Secretary to Minister for Transport + Regional Services
mailto: nospamsenator.boswell@aph.gov.au

ACT:

Jon Stanhope
Chief Minister
mailto: nospamstanhope@act.gov.au

Bill Wood
Minister for Road Services and Transport Authority
mailto: nospamwood@act.gov.au

NSW:

Bob Carr
Premier
mailto: nospambob.carr@www.nsw.gov.au

Carl Scully
Minister for Roads
mailto: nospamsmithfield@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Michael Costa
Minister for Transport Services
mailto: nospamminister@transport.nsw.gov.au

VIC:

Steve Bracks
Premier
mailto: nospamsteve.bracks@parliament.vic.gov.au

Peter Bachelor
Minister for Transport
mailto: nospampeter.bachelor@parliament.vic.gov.au

NT:

Clare Martin
Chief Minister
mailto: nospamchiefminister.nt@nt.gov.au

Dr Chris Burns
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure
mailto: nospamminister.burns@nt.gov.au

QLD:

Peter Beattie
Premier
mailto: nospamthepremier@premiers.qld.gov.au

Steve Bredhauer
Minister for Transport and Main Roads
mailto: nospamtransport@ministerial.qld.gov.au

SA:

Mike Rann
Premier
mailto: nospamramsay@parliament.sa.gov.au

Michael Wright
Minister for Transport
mailto: nospamless@parliament.sa.gov.au

TAS:

Jim Bacon
Premier
mailto: nospamjim.bacon@parliament.tas.gov.au

Jim Cox
Minister for Infrastructure
mailto: nospamjim.cox@parliament.tas.gov.au

WA:

Geoff Gallop
Premier
mailto: nospamggallop@mp.wa.gov.au

Alannah MacTiernan
Minister for Planning and Infrastructure
mailto: nospamamactier@mp.wa.gov.au

Also, here are some contact details for Motoring Magazines:

Wheels Magazine
Letters to the editor
mailto: nospamwheels@acp.com.au
Fax: (02) 9263 9702
Snailmail: GPO Box 4088 Sydney NSW 1028

NRMA
Letters to the editor (The Open Road Magazine)
mailto: nospamopen.road@mynrma.com.au
Fax: (02) 8222 2176
Snailmail: 'Letters to the editor', The Open Road, Level 23, 388 George St Sydney NSW 2000

Please remember to use these details in a proper manner. Perhaps if we all agree on certain issues, we can send a fair few emails their way all at once and really get some action on issues and concerns we face as drivers every day.

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Cheers. Over the past months i have sent my share of emails to a few of these guys.

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Thanks blackout. Provided these addresses arent abused the will be a good way for us to ask straight forward mature questions and hopefully get straight forward mature answers(unlikely but hey).
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blackout? you mean back2thefutura

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Take it from me, copy in the shadow ministers for your MP. So, if you write to your local member (nice word that) like I do who is a Labor dude and he then sends the message to Carl Scully for his Secretary to send a form letter in reply you should copy all correspondence to the NSW Shadow Transport Minister. That way come question time the shadow minister can ask questions like why are Poltech speed cameras miraculously cured of all their ills and dodgy readings the moment they're shipped across the Causeway at Albury......

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Re: Contacting Politicians regarding road issues

I've written a few and got the standard responses....

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Re: Contacting Politicians regarding road issues

I'd like to bring this thread back up, as we all know the P Plater curfew is again on the agenda in a very public way. So I'd urge everyone who has a thought on the issue to please let these "people" know how you feel.

It's the numbers that will win. Send away - they cant ignore us forever.

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Thanks, i was looking for these.

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Re: Contacting Politicians regarding road issues

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I've written a few and got the standard responses....
i wrote to our police minister in WA and got a standard response. i was so pissed off, i fired back a second letter which told her to drop the political bullshit and answer my questions with single sentance answers. they actually got an extremely nice sergeant from the camera section to call me, but there isnt anything he can do about policy. i am still waiting for the reply, but will be bugging her again during the week.

dont accept a standard response. if you ask a question from a pollie, you are entitled to an answer.

now, go get em.....

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Re: Contacting Politicians regarding road issues

For everyone writing to 60 mnutes about their story last night, make some of these guys your next intended recipients.

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