Labor candidate for Ginninderra Tara Cheyne has discovered several of her corflutes (the campaign signs lining the roads around town) have been destroyed.
Ms Cheyne has posted a photograph and video of the mess on her @in_the_taratory Twitter account.
“The nasty side of campaigning. Yep, that’s my sign cut – CUT – in half,” she wrote at around 9pm last night.
In the video, shot on Southern Cross Drive, she again referred to the nasty side of the hustings, “where signs don’t only get knocked over or disappear, but absolutely trashed”.
“This is pretty sad, signs are a lot of money, a lot of time and a lot of effort on behalf of my whole campaign team,” Ms Cheyne said.
The nasty side of campaigning. Really disappointing and uncalled for. #actvotes pic.twitter.com/9hGUNaJ8Xa
— Tara Cheyne (@In_The_Taratory) September 12, 2016
“If people have problem with the signs, I’d rather they get in touch with me than do something like this.
“Very, very disappointing.”