#AusVotes Day 16 – Bad candidates: @qldaah #qldpol

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April 26, 2019 – Table of contents

Bad candidates

Margo Kingston wants to clean up democracy

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Margo Kingston wants to clean up democracy

Charlie Caruso spoke to Margo Kingston about how No Fibs started, the power and role Twitter plays in the modern Australian political landscape and the contribution of citizen journalists in the elevation of profiles and the conversations around climate change. Margo Kingston wants to clean up democracy.

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Bad candidates

The last twenty-four hours has seen a number of truly horrible candidates and their supporters float to the surface. The Liberal Party candidate for Macnamara, Kate Ashmor, once labelled Chloe Shorten a pig (and later apologised), thinks private schools are superior and champions their public funding.

Latika Bourke reported, “Angry school teachers have confronted a state Liberal MP demanding to know whether he also believes private schools are ‘far superior’ to public schools, as the federal Liberal candidate for Macnamara has said.” Liberals feel the anger of public schools after candidate’s gaffe.

Pauline Hanson has shown her expert vetting process once again in choosing a Port Arthur conspiracy theorist, misogynist and homophobic candidate for Hunter. Stuart Bonds recorded multiple video rants as reported by Nine News Australia.

Today at a Fraser Anning media event in Cronulla, a nineteen-year-old man allegedly verbally abused a female News Corp reporter and lashed out at a photographer.


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