Federal Election 2019: Clive Palmer volunteer fined for allegedly exposing himself

 theage.com.au  05/18/2019 03:45:00 

Clive Palmer volunteer fined for allegedly exposing himself at polling place

A volunteer for Clive Palmer's United Australia Party has been fined after he allegedly exposed himself at a Bankstown polling place in western Sydney on Saturday morning.

Police confirmed a 62-year-old man was issued with an infringement notice for offensive conduct and moved on from the voting centre at Bankstown Public School shortly after 10am.

Campaign posters on election day.

Campaign posters on election day.Credit:AAP

Officers were told the man "had been involved in a dispute with several other people", a NSW Police spokesman said.

"Police will allege the man then committed an offensive act in front of at least three women and one man. Police issued the man an infringement notice for offensive conduct and a move-on direction," he said.

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Multiple sources said the man was volunteering with Mr Palmer's United Australia Party, which is running candidates in 150 out of 151 lower house seats.

Mr Palmer is in contention for a Senate seat from his home state of Queensland. The UAP has been contacted for comment.

Bankstown is in the safe Labor seat of Blaxland, held by frontbencher Jason Clare.

Clive Palmer's United Australia Party is running candidates in 150 lower house seats.

Clive Palmer's United Australia Party is running candidates in 150 lower house seats.Credit:AAP

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