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The 2003 Election Campaign Essay

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The 2003 election campaign was highlighted by the repetitious and common campaigning seen in previous elections as well as some unexpected and different strategies used by the major parties, and some factors that no candidate or party could have helped or stopped.Labor Policies The policies that the ALP are promising the NSW people , if they are reelected, mainly revolve around better education, better health resources and a tougher stance on criminals.As a result of terrorism threats and the growth of crime rates in NSW, in particular the Sydney area, the Labor party had delivered tougher jail sentencing in a resort to cut down on criminal rates and ensure the safety of the NSW people by passing the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Standard Minimum Sentencing) Bill. The ALP and the opposition have put much emphasis on this area of development. They promise to continue putting police in crime hotspots, where they are needed the most.Further emphasis has also been put on the improvement on the education system of NSW with the ALP presenting many policies for the development of education in NSW especially for public education, like High Schools and TAFE institutes. The ALP are planning to spend $7.3 billion on public schools and TAFE institutes.With the current national nurse shortage, Labor has promised to provide more nurses into hospitals around the state. They have already returned 891 nurses and are promising a 15% pay rise during the course of this year. The ALP is also building 36 more hospitals in rural areas of NSW.The Labor Party has launched an extensive, and a little expensive, advertising campaign. The advertisements looked to capitalize on the opposition's inexperience. They have attacked the leader of the opposition John Brogden claiming he is too inexperienced for the job and declaring the Liberal Party simply does not have the resources required to lead the NSW government.Their advertisements also boast on their previous achievements...

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