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Print Email Share Robocalls to give MPs taste of own medicine

Aug 11, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) has set up a website that allows voters to deliver an automated telephone message to their local federal MP. The messages, known as robocalls, are more commonly associated with presidential campaigns in the United States. The calls were first introduced to Australia by former prime minister John Howard during the 2004 election campaign and have since been used by both sides of politics. With the 2010 election on a knife edge, the AYCC is attempting to turn robocalls back on the politicians. The head of the AYCC, Amanda McKenzie, says the program is designed to help young voters send a message to their local MP. "It’s about connecting young people with their politician in a really easy way," she said.   Read more:www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/08/11/2980226.htm