In the Today in Politics column in the DomPost there’s a snippy little piece about the Fairness at Work submissions. The CTU reckons around 6000 people have made submssions against the Bill. A lot of these were made via its website. Not bad going considering the government gave people just over three weeks to have their voice heard.
Anyway, the chair of the select committee hearing the Bill, David Bennett, managed to shrink 6000 submission down to 200. Because apparently 6 boxes of ‘form letters’ don’t count.
How does putting your name (and address) to a form submission that you wish to endorse somehow make that submission invalid?
So unions are using technology to enable people to take part in the democratic process. Alert the press.
Is Bennett a luddite or are the real numbers just a little bit scary?