Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Another two Liberal candidates at the 2 July 2016 federal election joins the growing list of political blunderers who are presenting themselves to electors across the nation.
ABC News, 22 June 2016:
A Liberal candidate has been caught out threatening violence against people who describe the European settlement of Australia as Invasion Day.
The candidate for the safe Victorian Labor seat of Gellibrand, Ben Matthew Willis, wrote on his Facebook page on January 22 that people who describe Australia Day as Invasion Day needed, "a high five in the face. With a chair".
Herald Sun, 21 June 2016:
A LIBERAL Party candidate pushing for better road safety is in hot water after he was linked to a hoon video.
David Mulholland, 29, who is running in Jagajaga, in Melbourne’s northeastern suburbs, was involved in the production of a video featuring a man surfing on the bonnet of a car.
Mr Mulholland, who is facing off against incumbent Labor MP Jenny Macklin, edited the video for a university student competition and shared it on his YouTube page.
A Liberal Party spokesman said he did not appear in the film, which was made almost 10 years ago. It has since been removed.