Labor’s campaign credibility dealt another blow


Labor’s campaign credibility has been dealt yet another blow after they were asked by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission to remove a paid Facebook advertisement because of a potential breach of the Electoral Act.

The advertisement was part of Labor’s false scare campaign on TasTAFE, and the fact that is was effectively ordered off line is more proof they simply cannot be believed – so much so, that the Electoral Commissioner advised he would consider forwarding the matter to the Director of Public Prosecutions if the offending material wasn’t removed or adjusted. Labor has now backed down and removed the advertisement.

We have made it perfectly clear TasTAFE under a majority Gutwein Liberal Government would remain in full public ownership, and for Labor to deceive on this is absurd.

This latest blow comes after a horror first week on the campaign trail for beleaguered Labor Leader Rebecca White, whose indecision was again on stark display yesterday when she first refused to release her secret MOU with the THA, then changed her mind following media pressure.

Ms White must today explain to Tasmanians why her party is trying to mislead Tasmanians by running blatantly false advertisements that are the prelude to the mother of all scare campaigns designed to distract and divert from their union/faction/candidates/policy mess.