Federal MP's may be soon on our road in 4WD'S

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 13:14
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G'Day all,
Story in today's Sydney Daily Telegraph ............. "Federal MP's may soon be on are roads in 4WD's, as the Federal Government is understood to have added the new Ford Territory, in both rear wheel and all wheel drive versions, to the list of approved vehicles for all 226 MP's."
This could be a first, polies inavertantly helping the 4WD cause! What next!?

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Reply By: Member - Nick K (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 14:12

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 14:12
Bazza, isn't it funny that only two days ago they wanted 4WD drivers to have a speacial licences and for us to do a training course. I wonder if they (sorry their drives) will need to do this. Funny how the wheels turn. I can't wait for the day when they actually make policy instead of falling over themselves to get our votes.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 16:54

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 16:54
URL link?
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:18

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:18
I don't think the Daily Telegraph does too much on internet publishing. Not too many of the readership are all that technologically inclined!
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Follow Up By: Rob W. - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 07:32

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 07:32
They also called the Ford Territory a "gas guzzling 4WD" so just goes to show the ignorance of the journos to get a story.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 13:15

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 13:15

phone poll in yesterdays herald sun about are you happy with pollys getting gas guzzling 4wds with your tax $$...

SHOCK 93% said no...

I bet ford are extatic with the mediableepting on their new pride and joy weeks into its lifespan!
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 19:56

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 19:56
We live in Federal Seat of Maranoa - humungous area to get around. Our Fed MP was here only two weeks ago - thank goodness he has a Toyota LC100 and gets around his electorate - most of which has dirt roads. In fact, if you did a poll you would find that most Fed MP would have a 4 WD anyway and I think you would find they are very sympathetic to the cause - think you'll find it's only ratbags and possibly the media who are pushing that particular button. How do I know - used to work in the business. I'm not talking shopping trolleys - I'm talking REAL 4WDs.
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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:14

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:14
Ask Bob Collins, former Federal Senator and now administrator/advisor on Aboriginal affairs on the Anangu-Pitjanjatjara lands in far NW South Australia how he feels about his 4WD. He is now in hospital in serious condition after a rollover in his govt 100 series which looked pretty totalled. Apparantly he swerved to avoid a pig (no not one of the ones with the flashing lights!). Hard to say if it would have been different if he was in a Statesman.

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Follow Up By: Nomad - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:49

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:49
Sorry to hear that the man is badly laid up.

Swerving to avoid animals is really a big no no. Yeah, I know, you don't want to hit a horse or something big like that, but!!!!

Local barmaid did the same thing in her Mum's Mercedes. Swerved to miss a rabbit????????????? and rolled it in thew drain. She said she was an animal lover. I said she should have hit it and had rabbit stew. She was lucky, very lucky. I hit a roo at 160. Refused to swerve. Could have ended up anywhere. Yeah car got a bit bent but was still drivable, albeit with one headlight.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 18:35

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 18:35
Gee Steven - when did that happen? Poor Bob - nearly took a job with him when he was still a Senator in NT. Will he be o.k? this brings about the question of having electorates/salesareas/areas of great magnititude being difficult to access/get around, etc. But that's another problem.
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