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More copy and paste at Spring Street

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 19 October, 2011 - 9:03 AM

3AW NEWS: An opposition front-bencher has re-hashed a minister's press release and re-issued it as her own.

Shadow Roads minister Jacinta Allen has used a government release about funding for volunteers to issue the same release the next day in her own name.

Ms Allen has admitted to Neil Mitchell the wording was identical but says she just wanted to make her electorate aware of what was available.

NEIL MITCHELL PROGRAM: In the last couple of weeks, Neil Mitchell has highlighted examples of a new trend in Victorian politics – the cut and paste policy.

First, the Premier regurgitated an old John Brumby press release about the MCG upgrade.

Then new Transport Minister Terry Mulder tried to take credit for federally funded road upgrades.

This morning, Neil has found a new one.

Have a look at these two press releases and make up your own mind.

PDF: View the two press releases here

PLAY: Neil Mitchell slams the copy / paste mentality

PLAY: Jacinta Allan tries to justify the media release

Ted 'Brumby' Baillieu and the 'G

Click on the image for more details GOTCHA! Neil Mitchell has exposed Ted Baillieu in a fairly embarrassing way. Listen to Mitchell's editorial and compare the two 'announcements'. Look at one of the earlier examples of this new 'policy' from state politicians and their media staff.

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  • Sloppy work why do we pay these guys?

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