CAAN: VERY disappointing that Labor will not be challenging the most appalling conduct of the Member for Chisholm and the Member for Kooyong in the lead up to the May 18 2019 Federal Election …
HOWEVER let’s hope LABOR will not let up through the inquiry of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, or if necessary by LEGISLATION! OVER the months ahead …
Labor will not challenge Chisholm election result
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Labor MP Mark Dreyfus Dreyfus says Labor believes Chisholm’s pro-liberal election signs in Mandarin were a ‘criminal breach’ of electoral act but will not be challenging the result of the Victorian seat.
This is due to the cost and length of time to pursue this matter …
In concluding Mark Dreyfus said
‘ … and the Parliament can ensure that it is never repeated through the inquiry of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral matters, or if necessary by legislation.
These are matters we will be raising over coming weeks and months.’
FROM ‘THE NEW DAILY’ : ‘OLIVER YATES SLAMS SUKKAR ATTACK’
Michael Sukkar (rear) has attacked the challenges against Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Photo: AAP
CAAN: Is this a ‘get me out of gaol card’ from Josh calling on Sukkar?
‘A total abuse of parliamentary privilege’: Oliver Yates slams ‘cowardly’ Michael Sukkar attack
A former independent candidate for Kooyong, Oliver Yates said Mr Sukkar’s speech represented “a total abuse of parliamentary privilege”.
Mr Yates said he had nothing to do with challenging Mr Frydenberg’s eligibility on the basis of Section 44.
His challenge does not relate to the Constitution but is on the basis of misleading and deceptive signs on polling day.
“To try and paint me as anti-semitic is close to derangement, frankly. It’s offensive, it’s cowardly and it is gutless,” he told The New Daily.
“It’s a total abuse of parliamentary privilege. It’s also totally untrue. I am not involved in the Section 44 challenge.
“There’s no depth really they won’t go to when it comes to harassing and bullying people. I am entitled as a citizen to take this to the Court of Disputed Returns.”
To read the attack by Sukkar view:
THIS IS WHAT IT IS ABOUT! Chinese-language Liberal Party posters at voting booths on election day … which any voter should be most unimpressed that politicians could stoop so low!
JOSH FRYDENBERG AND GLADYS LIU HIT WITH HIGH COURT CHALLENGE OVER ELECTION RESULTS
KEY POINTS …
-the challenges centre on Chinese-language Liberal Party posters at voting booths on election day
-the posters featured the AEC’s distinctive purple and white colouring and were written in Chinese
-they instructed voters that the “correct way to vote” was to place a “1” next to the name of the Liberal candidate on the ballot paper
-a Chisholm elector has made an application asking the court to make a declaration that Ms Liu and Victorian Lib. Director Frost committed illegal activity by authorising the posters