Yet another possibility for direct democracy, from the GetUp! team. And remember, this grass-roots activity is already rolling....
$35 to reach viewers of Meet the Press? $6000 to get our ad on 7 News? How much will you chip in to buy your very own television spot that will be shown to hundreds of thousands of voters?
Oz in 30 Seconds is our competition to broadcast political ads 'of the people, by the people, for the people'. From around the country 160 ads were submitted and 130,000 votes cast to determine the finalists. Now, after a Gala Ceremony at the Sydney Opera House, we are proud to announce the decision of our expert judges: see the winner.
Together, we have a unique opportunity to put our winning ad on air. We've worked with some of the best media buyers in the country to offer you a range of strategic advertising spots. They start at $35 and target some of the most marginal seats in the country including Braddon and Bass in Tasmania and the five marginal seats of South Australia.
This is more than a fundraising campaign. It's a statement that this year, we're not waiting for politicians to sell us their agenda - we're showing them ours.
We can't wait to get the people's first election ad on TV! We'll send all contributors an SMS message letting you know when the ad will be appearing in your area, as well as a full report on where your money went at the conclusion of the campaign.
Together we're going to buy a national campaign, one 30-second spot at a time.
Thanks for taking action!
The GetUp team