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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 02 Hansard (Wednesday, 15 February 2017) . . Page.. 546 ..


there was a balloon campaign to send the message that Hare-Clark was simply the best. It was discussed that somebody should dress up as Mr Hare or Mr Clark, but there were no identifiable formats or costumes for 19th century electoral reformers, so one sterling member of the group, who will be known as Lyle Dunne, dressed up in a rabbit suit as Mr Hare and walked through the city for many hours. It was a stifling hot day, and I think he lost many kilos that day inside the synthetic rabbit suit. There were other assistants on the day handing out balloons. There were children who said, “No, I don’t want your balloon; I want it from the rabbit.” The rabbit was a great example of community campaigning at its best.

I feel proud to have been involved in this campaign and to have helped to bring to the ACT the finest, the best electoral system known to man.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 6.42 p.m.


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