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Today, readers comment on truth in political advertising, generational change for Labor, and election activism.

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Commenting on the story: The Adelaide ad agency that engineered a Coalition coup

With TV advertising standards in place in Australia, how can political parties get away with saying any BS they like in TV commercials?

All TV commercials in this country must be classified and cleared with Free TV CAD (Commercial Acceptance Division), before broadcast.

“No claim can be false or misleading. Commercials must comply in all respects with the provisions of the Australian Consumer Law and any other relevant legislation”.

Any claims made in TV commercials must be proven and require support documentation.

But it seems in political advertising, political parties can say just about any BS they want. Kim Mavromatis

Commenting on the story: Crucial decisions on future for election winners and losers

I agree with Stephen Trenowdon, and Michelle Grattan, that Labor needs a leader from the newer generation of elected members- one who can survive this next parliament and lead the Opposition to the future elections in six years. 

I don’t believe Labor can come back to win in three years.

 Then too, other political forces will be at play over the coming years. Australia needs an experienced, learned, wise, clear  leader with policies to not only face the electorate, but importantly face the hard truth that is our very damaged, worsening  world. Maurene  McEwe

Commenting on the story: Activists cheer Abbott loss but expect scrutiny over election role

I think tactics used by certain groups and people during this election hit a new low, and I feel GetUp was the main perpetrator.

How they can even smile with the vicious way they conducted themselves amazes me.

May they hang their heads in shame. Elaine Niedorfer

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