Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Party Games 43/55 Seniors United Party of Australia

I think the best indication of the fact that the people running this party are indeed members of the demographic they advocate for is the design of their website. Back in the late 90s it was cool to use animated gif divider bars on your website. I even had a bunch of them saved in case I ever needed one. The coolest was the dripping blood one I got from a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan site. Now, we've moved on from such things. But not these seniors, and maybe one day those weird hipsters who listen to vinyl records will pick up this trend as well, and the seniors will be cool again.

I've spent so much time being sarcastic about the web design skills of those behind the Seniors United Party of Australia because they don't put out much policy wise. To quote the party policy they want to "Promote and safeguard the economic, social, political, and fundamental rights of Senior Citizens, being persons over 55 years of age, living in New South Wales," and do use legislation to do so. The reason they seem to only care about the old people in NSW is because they never bothered to update the party website or constitution when they went national. I figure they'll look after oldies everywhere, but old people not from NSW should consider themselves warned just in case.

They seem to be pretty much the same as the Mature Australia Party, just lacking a grandkid with a web development company to make them a pretty site.

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