Simon Sheikh was the only senate candidate I saw out and about the lake on Canberra Day (not saying that’s a scientific survey, just saying).
But Liberal head kicker the Tasmanian Senator Eric Abetz is kicking up a fuss over the former GetUp! founder being involved in GetUp! events while running for the Greens in the Senate.
GetUp! has been caught red-handed promoting Simon Sheikh’s candidacy for the Greens.
Despite claiming to be ‘independent’ GetUp! was as late as yesterday promoting a ‘GetUp Simon Sheikh’ event next week at Fraser, in Canberra’s north.
GetUp is up to its usual trick, pretending to be ‘independent’ while blatantly supporting the Greens.
Its so-called ‘Gettogethers’ are cynically aimed at funnelling unwitting people concerned about particular issues into being foot-soldiers for the Greens during the election campaign.
GetUp was always going to be in the absurd position in the ACT of pretending not to campaign for their former national director.
Dangerous precedent Erica’s setting. Plenty of like minded groups do events with Liberal candidates around the place.