Sunday, September 30, 2007

How to Deal With Unwanted Government Advertising

So you get this in your mail...

Government Propaganda

I bet you a dollar that you're not happy. There could be several reasons why. Maybe you don't have kids. Maybe you think the mailout is a waste of your tax money. Maybe you view the whole affair as a pathetic attempt to save a government in terminal decline. Maybe you don't like censorship. Maybe you think it will slow down your browsing. Maybe you feel you've forgotten more about computers than Helen Coonan has ever learnt. Or maybe you're like me: all of the above. What to do?

Prepare to mail it back - that's what Australia Post is for! Don't just add "Return to Sender", as I did with the anti-drugs ad. Address it to the Office of Prime Minister. That's where the pamphlet originated, after all. So jot this down on the other side. (You may have to rip the plastic. That's ok.)

The Hon John Howard MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House

Don't just add 'Return to Sender'.

Add a personal note. (Please, no abuse is necessary!)

Let Johnnie feel the love!

Mail it back.

God bless Australia Post

Done! And of course, this tactic will work with the next government that comes along.