Flyers from Libs and teals go on the attack as election day looms


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Competitors for the state seats of Hawthorn and Kew is heating up, with the Liberal Social gathering placing flyers in letterboxes within the electorates, saying a vote for a teal impartial candidate is a vote to re-elect the Andrews authorities.

Flyers produced by the Liberal Social gathering, and despatched to this masthead at the moment by teal supporters, warn voters within the electorates that electing an impartial “helps re-elect Daniel Andrews for a second decade”.

An election flyer being letterboxed by the Liberal Party in the seats of Hawthorn and Kew.

An election flyer being letterboxed by the Liberal Social gathering within the seats of Hawthorn and Kew.

The reverse facet of the flyer tells voters: “Don’t get up this Sunday with a Daniel Andrews hangover. Vote Liberal.”

It is without doubt one of the first instances the Liberals have overtly attacked teal candidates within the state election.

Hawthorn impartial Melissa Lowe’s marketing campaign supervisor, Brent Hodgson, stated there had been comparable assaults made on teal candidates throughout Might’s federal election.

“If Dan Andrews is re-elected, it’ll be due to 88 Liberals who failed to attach with their electorates – not due to one impartial who did,” Hodgson stated.

A flyer being letterboxed by teal campaigners in the state seat of Hawthorn.

A flyer being letterboxed by teal campaigners within the state seat of Hawthorn.

The brand new materials from the Liberal Social gathering follows an assault flyer put into letterboxes by supporters of Lowe over the Liberal Social gathering’s place on logging of Victorian forests.

The flyer says the Liberal Social gathering and Mathew Man “help the indefinite logging of native forests”, and {that a} vote for the Liberal Social gathering is “a vote to proceed destroying Victoria’s setting”.

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