This Is Not A Greeting Card!



Ever wanted to tell a federal politician what you thought of them, but were never quite sure how? Well, with New Matilda’s This Is Not A Greeting Card! initiative you can send a very pointed message in a beautifully designed greeting card format (choose your pollie from the drop down menu below)… and help support independent Australian media in the process.


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There’s so many ways to be unAustralian these days. Like, believing in climate change. Embracing refugees. Protesting on Australia Day. Picking on Barnaby Joyce. But unarguably the most unAustralian thing you can do in the modern era is pass up the opportunity to send a politician a greeting card that is definitely Not A Greeting Card!… because it has a middle finger salute featured prominently on the front.

Fortunately, New Matilda has plugged that very obvious gap.

Just choose the politician to be the recipient of your wrath (from the drop down menu above), and we’ll do the rest. Specifically that looks like this:

  1. We mail a This Is Not A Greeting Card! card to the politician of your choice.
  2. Said politician receives your This Is Not A Greeting Card!, reads it, realizes the error of their ways, quits politics and then devotes the rest of their life to healing all the damage they’ve unleashed on an unsuspecting nation.*
  3. We’ll tweet a photo of your This Is Not A Greeting Card! being mailed off to the offending pollie. And we’ll send you a text or email with the image as well (don’t forget to include your mobile number in the checkout process), so you can share your adventure with family and friends!

The message inside reads thusly:

* New Matilda acknowledges that some politicians who receive a This Is Not A Greeting Card! may not feel sufficiently bad enough about themselves to trigger an existential crisis, and may instead elect to continue working in politics. In the unlikely event that this occurs, New Matilda reserves the right to not refund your money, because it will have already been spent. And by ‘reserves the right’, we mean ‘will not’.

Additional information

Pick A Pollie

Adam Bandt, Alex Hawke, Angus Taylor, Anthony Albanese, Barnaby Joyce, Bill Shorten, Bob Katter, Bridget McKenzie, Chris Bowen, Dan Tehan, David Littleproud, David Van, Ian Goodenough, Jacinta Price, James Paterson, Jason Clare, Jim Chalmers, Katie Gallagher, Linda Reynolds, Malcolm Roberts, Mark Butler, Mark Dreyfus, Matt Canavan, Michaelia Cash, Pauline Hanson, Penny Wong, Peter Dutton, Richard Colbeck, Richard Marles, Sussan Ley, Tanya Plibersek, Tony Burke

Launched in 2004, New Matilda is one of Australia's oldest online independent publications. It's focus is on investigative journalism and analysis, with occasional smart arsery thrown in for reasons of sanity. New Matilda is owned and edited by Walkley Award and Human Rights Award winning journalist Chris Graham.