Pauline Hanson and One Nation Wright candidate Rod Smith.
Pauline Hanson and One Nation Wright candidate Rod Smith. Rob Williams

LETTERS: Comments perpetuate myths about vote cards

MR Davies seems to have taken Hanson's bait hook line and sinker when he supports her statement about the Aboriginal flag (Letters 23/1).

I wonder if he could refer us to the point in history when Australians voted for the current flag.

I'll help him out and say that he cannot because The Flags Act 1953 proclaimed the Australian blue ensign as the Australian National Flag - not a vote of the people - yet I'm sure he endorses this totem.

His comments also perpetuate the myth that it is candidates/parties who control voters' preferences.

A person's vote is a very important and special thing that unfortunately many people in the world don't have. How to vote cards are simply suggestions which, from my experience volunteering at many elections and being a candidate last year, many voters do not follow.

The only exception is for the senate vote if you choose to vote above the line.

It would be good if political pundits and some candidates could stop peddling falsehoods in their attempt to influence voters.

STEVE LEESE, Capella

 

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