Watchful resident’s ‘heads up’ on candidate signage
DRIVE around the Fraser Coast and you can't escape the faces of local candidates on the road side.
But one resident is concerned about politicians' corflute signs being nailed to trees, labelling it an environmental and safety concern.
Gundiah resident Kevin Roe snapped this photo of Member for Maryborough Anne Maddern's sign on a tree.
Mr Roe questioned whether the positioning of the sign fitted the Electoral Commission of Queensland's advertising guidelines.
But an ECQ spokesman said the matter was for the local council and there were no guidelines for roadside advertising.
Ms Maddern said her people had been told to be "very careful".
"We have instructed our people not to tack them to trees," she said.
Mrs Maddern also suggested some other candidates had breached the law and put signs within 6m of a main road.
"You need to check out some of the signs from some of the other parties," she said.