“I’m just wondering how our interview request is going?” *crickets*
You’ve probably seen the PM interviewed on the TV or heard him on the radio over the past week.
We know that he does interviews. He talks to people all the time. All sorts of people.
And he does interviews on all sorts of important issues.
Now, we know he’s a busy man. And he probably gets a lot of interview requests.
But over the past 18 months, he’s turned down every single one of Mamamia’s requests for interview.
Every single one.
We’re trying not to take it personally.
So when the Government made an announcement about family violence for International Women’s Day, we thought we should request an interview with the PM and the opposition leader.
Because four million women a month read Mamamia, – and one in three women will experience violence in their lifetime – so we knew they’d be interested in hearing about what’s being done to protect women and children.
Over the last few weeks we have attempted to reach out to the PM’s Press Office to get a response on our interview request.
We sent a letter.
5 x phone calls.
16 x emails.
1 x haiku.
2 x photos of a mailbox.
1 x Richard Marx video (it was “Right Here Waiting” because his dulcet tones are undeniable.)
After that first letter, we were told that someone would get back to us. But since then, we’ve not even received an acknowledgement or holding response or anything at all.