The Federal candidate for Cowper, Mr Conaghan, is away to an early start.
He has written to over eight thousand seniors in the electorate trying to alarm a large number of elderly voters about Labor's proposed dividend tax plan when it affects only a very small number of wealthy retirees.
For example, in his letter he writes about Labor moving the goal posts on retiree tax policy.
The Howard government introduced a measure in 2001 whereby shareholders could claim a cash refund from the ATO if the value of their tax credits exceeded their tax liabilities.
That was a boon to wealthy retirees, most of whom have their own super fund and pay little or no tax, and who receive the tax credits back from the ATO as cash.
Why didn't Mr Conaghan mention that in his letter?