Why election posters should not be placed on poles and bridges

There’s a lot of hot air about poster wars right now, but the fact is it’s illegal to post them on public land — and for good reason.

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The world may be on the brink of war and in an uncertain recovery from the pandemic. The country is in the midst of a federal election campaign rightly centered around economic management, national security and integrity in public life.

So why do some people want to stop candidates and parties from doing what they’ve always done: putting election posters on an empty pole or bridge? Talk about sweating the little things.

In Wentworth — once considered inseparable from the Liberal Party — poster wars have escalated dramatically in recent days. It is not just candidate against candidate and supporter against supporter in this war. The owner of the public domain – mainly electricity poles – is not happy.

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