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May 11, 2021

Janelle gets silver for responses

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A study by Votergram, an organisation that polls politicians on issues raised by constituents, has given a ‘silver medal’ for responsiveness to Page MP Janelle Saffin.

The gold went to member for New England Tony Windsor and the bronze to federal Labor Health Minister Tanya Plibersek.

Richmond MP Justine Elliot did not rate a mention on the survey.

The report said only 26 per cent of local members from major parties responded to Votergrams.

Labor politicians responded more than twice as well to Votergrams as did their coalition colleagues, with 36 per cent of Labor politicians responding to Votergrams, whilst only 17 per cent of coalition MPs did so.


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