• Short Summary

    Election campaigns in Australia and New Zealand are attracting "gimmick" candidates, who are campaigning under absurd names and policies to highlight what they consider to be anomalies in the system of government.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Students applaud Creamcheese
    0.03

    2.
    SV & CU Mr. Posa trying to speak as supporter starts undressing (3 shots)
    0.14

    3.
    GV Crowd applaud
    0.16

    4.
    GV ZOOM IN.. supporter with slogan painted on his back (2 shots)
    0.27

    5.
    SCU Creamcheese interview
    1.42


    Well, Look, we've got two funny people. We've got Gil Langley who's not a politician. Though he's been sitting in parliament for quite a long time. He turns up on the last day of parliament in woman's clothes. First of all we can do a better job than Gil Langley. My name's Susie Creamcheese -- that's better than Gil Langley for a start. Secondly, we've got another bloke, Johnny Matthews. He's missed his job. He's a swinger and a singer. Singer of Country and Western and Home on the Range songs -- mid-1950s songs. Why sing 1950s, why not 1970s songs. We can do better than that.



    The platform I'm standing on I have here right with me. It's carton of cream cheese, Susie Cream Cheese; I'm standing on that. That's my platform. Why do you ask me "seriously"? What is this word "seriously"? I simply don't understand that word.



    "Seriously", does that mean unhappy? If it means unhappy, I don't understand it. You see what I mean. I believe serious doesn't really matter anymore. I'm happy and we're trying to get other people happy. People have said for a long time be serious, be real. We're being real, we're not being serious. You're saying serious with a heavy face. I don't know what you mean. Well, we're doing all sorts of amazing and incredible things. You want to happen is going to happen. It's going to be that."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Election campaigns in Australia and New Zealand are attracting "gimmick" candidates, who are campaigning under absurd names and policies to highlight what they consider to be anomalies in the system of government.

    In December, the New Zealand federal election sported a candidate who called himself Mickey Mouse, and a political body known as The Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

    Now, in South Australia, a university student has dubbed himself Susie Creamcheese and is standing for the happy Birthday party.

    Susie -- a male -- has promised voters a slice of birthday oaks and "erotic fun" if he wins the poll against Gil Langley, a former Test cricketer, and Johnny Matthews, a Country and Western singer, in an Adelaide city election.

    Susie turned up unexpectedly at Adelaide University on Tuesday (6 March) while the Democratic Labour Party's Secretary, Mr. Posa, was addressing students on Australian political trends. Susie bounded on stage and was given a rousing ovation.

    A supporter also mounted the platform, stripped to his underpants and revealed a "Vote for Creamcheese" sign painted on his back.

    Susie Creamcheese was interviewed in English. A transcript of the interview follows:
    SYNOPSIS: A gimmick election candidate, called Susie Creamcheese, is applauded by students at Adelaide University, South Australia. Susie interrupted a talk by the Democratic Labour Party Secretary, Mr. Posa, on Tuesday. And the students obviously approved.

    A supporter of Susie Creamcheese's Happy Birthday Party also showed the flag. Later, Susie explained what his stunt in an Adelaide city election was all about...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9LQLSNIDA8FJL9HTDAFUT5J1F
    Media URN:
    VLVA9LQLSNIDA8FJL9HTDAFUT5J1F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
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    N/A

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