Exclusive: @SteveForIndi’s Libs caught colluding with @corybernardi’s @AuConservatives: @jansant reports on #IndiVotes

Wayne Jansson

Wayne Jansson

Chief reporter & photographer at No Fibs
Wayne Jansson is an Australian citizen journalist and photographer. He covered the seat of Indi during the 2013 federal election which saw Independent Cathy McGowan unseat Liberal Sophie Mirabella. His interests are politics and social justice.
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Liberal Wangaratta branch president Stephen Hill setting up pre-poll for Cory Bernardi’s far right Australian Conservatives. Photo: Wayne Jansson

Liberal Indi candidate Steve Martin’s campaign is working with Cory Bernardi’s far right Australian Conservatives. In Wangaratta, at least, Martin’s campaign team is setting up for both parties at pre-poll.

No Fibs received a tip that local Liberal Greg Mirabella was setting up pre-poll for Bernardi’s Senate candidate most mornings and their A-frame signs were being placed side by side. I went along on Friday morning to investigate.

I witnessed Liberal Wangaratta branch president Stephen Hill arrive in his company ute and remove A-frame signs from his vehicle for both the Indi Liberal candidate and the Australian Conservatives Senate candidate Kevin Bailey, placing them side by side.

Lib Stephen Hill placing Cory Bernardi’s far right Australian Conservatives A-frame signs beside Liberal candidate Steve Martin’s. Photo: Wayne Jansson

The Australian Conservatives are running three Senate candidates in Victoria: Kevin Bailey, Nina Van Strijp and Trent Thomas.

The Liberal Party is running three Senate candidates in Victoria: James Paterson, Jane Hume and David Van.

Liberal Wangaratta branch president Stephen Hill caught setting up pre-poll for both Indi Liberal candidate Steve Martin and Cory Bernardi’s far right Australian Conservatives. Photo: Wayne Jansson

This comes in the wake of revelations that Libs are handing out how-to-vote cards for Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party (UAP) and claims by Victorian state director of UAP, that Libs are “funding their workers”.

No Fibs has contacted the Victorian branch of the Liberal Party and is waiting for a response.

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