How to Deal With Unwanted Government Advertising
So you get this in your mail...
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
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Add a personal note. (Please, no abuse is necessary!)
Mail it back.
Done! And of course, this tactic will work with the next government that comes along.