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Mark Latham voices robocall for One Nation

Postby mothra » 09 Jul 2018, 21:08

Mark Latham voices robocall for One Nation urging voters to punish Shorten
Former Labor leader tells voters not to support ALP in Longman byelection because of ‘Shorten’s dishonesty’

The former Labor leader Mark Latham has lent his support to One Nation in a robocall urging voters not to vote for Labor in the Longman byelection to punish “[Bill] Shorten’s dishonesty”.

The robocall is an escalation of hostilities between Pauline Hanson and Labor, who have traded barbs in the campaign over One Nation’s former support for the company tax cut, but represents a new low in relations between Latham and his former party.

With public polling showing the Longman byelection is on a knife-edge, One Nation’s decision to preference the Liberal-National party over Labor may prove decisive in the Queensland seat when voters go to the polls. Longman is one of five electorates being contested in the 28 July “Super Saturday” byelections

In a recording, played by Sky News on Monday, Latham introduces himself as the “former Labor party leader”.

“I’ve had personal experience with Bill Shorten’s dishonesty,” he says. “He just lies and lies and lies.”

Latham claims “the reason we’re having a Longman byelection is that Shorten lied about the citizenship of his Labor MPs”.

“Whatever you do, don’t reward Shorten’s dishonesty, don’t vote Labor,” Latham says. “Please support minor parties and independents to shake up the system and put some honest politics back into Canberra.”

The message concludes with an authorisation from Hanson stating the ad is for her One Nation party.

Latham’s political allegiance has shifted significantly since his 2004 election loss. The former Labor leader is now an outspoken supporter of the US president, Donald Trump, and became a member of the Liberal Democratic party in 2017. He is due to appear on Sky News with Hanson on Monday night.

The Labor MP and incoming national president, Wayne Swan, said that Latham had “ratted on battlers and working Australians years ago, so it’s no wonder he’s teamed up with Hanson”.

“This is the same bloke who had a go at domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty and can now be found in his basement making YouTube videos,” he said.

Swan said that Hanson “voted with Malcolm Turnbull and the top end of town 90% of the time down in Canberra ... When you vote Hanson, you get more Turnbull.”

In June, Labor authorised robocalls against One Nation in Longman warning that “Pauline Hanson plans to vote with Malcolm Turnbull to give another tax cut to the top end of town”.

Labor’s message said that Hanson was “giving herself a massive tax cut” by voting for the Coalition’s income tax package and suggested she was “selling Queenslanders out”.

Labor’s candidate for Longman, Susan Lamb, resigned in May when the high court ruled that taking reasonable steps to renounce dual citizenship was not sufficient to escape the constitutional disqualification on foreign citizens being elected.

Despite knowing that the UK Home Office had not processed Lamb’s renunciation, Labor maintained she was eligible because she had taken “all steps reasonably required” of her to renounce her foreign citizenship.

In February, Lamb explained in a tearful speech to parliament that she had been unable to renounce British citizenship without her parents’ marriage certificate.

After the high court ruled on 9 May that only those “irremediably prevented” from renouncing could access the defence, Lamb was able to renounce her British citizenship by 14 May, a fact confirmed by her candidate eligibility checklist.

On Monday the Australian Electoral Commission published the eligibility checklists of the candidates in the five byelections.

The Liberal candidate for Mayo, Georgina Downer, and Centre Alliance candidate, Rebekha Sharkie, submitted checklists but did not give permission for them to be published, although Sharkie did publish a letter from the US consulate.

Thirteen minor party and independent candidates refused to hand in the checklists, which ask where potential MPs their parents and grandparents were born.


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jul/09/mark-latham-voices-robocall-for-one-nation-urging-voters-to-punish-shorten?CMP=soc_567
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Re: Mark Latham voices robocall for One Nation

Postby Aussie » 09 Jul 2018, 22:09

What is yet unknown is where PHON will place Labor on their How to Vote Card in Longman. They are being coy about that but it will be no surprise if they do preference against Labour on it.

No-one gives a stuff about Latham and his views. I'll bet the average Voter in Longman even knows who he is, or cares.
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Re: Mark Latham voices robocall for One Nation

Postby pinkeye » 09 Jul 2018, 23:05

well, entertaining I s'pose… what a guy.

He's like a little gremlin like creature, a wee troll, that pops up now and then to spit, or try to spit, venom on his fellow wee trolls.

In other words?

a typical pollie.
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Re: Mark Latham voices robocall for One Nation

Postby johnsmith » 10 Jul 2018, 12:42

Reading the thread on this same subject on ozpol, i can't help but notice that not one of the idiots who were crying that labors use of robocalls at the last election has criticised One Nation for using them.

I love the consistency from the retards
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Re: Mark Latham voices robocall for One Nation

Postby HBS Guy » 10 Jul 2018, 12:47

Wasn’t John Cunting Howard the first to use robocalls in elections? I know we got robocalled, couldn’t hang up quick enough.
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Re: Mark Latham voices robocall for One Nation

Postby pinkeye » 10 Jul 2018, 23:53

HBS Guy wrote:Wasn’t John Cunting Howard the first to use robocalls in elections? I know we got robocalled, couldn’t hang up quick enough.


Don't mention that H word!. :mad
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