The ABC brings word that The ALP’s Senator Kate Lundy has been caught out using her electoral resources to give a sister a hand:
ACT Senator Kate Lundy has admitted her staff made a genuine mistake by sending out a press release on behalf of a fellow Labor candidate.
The release was written by ALP candidate for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann, and detailed her response to the start of a new women’s and children’s hospital in the national capital.
Under the electoral rules, public money cannot be used to promote unelected candidates.
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Senator Lundy says the release was sent by email, and taxpayers are not out of pocket.
The Department of Finance is investigating. One wonders how much staff time went into the media release?