Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
South Australia’s Electoral Commission has accused the state’s major parties of making misleading claims in their election campaign advertising.
Opposition Leader Steven Marshall’s claim that the Liberal’s energy policy would save SA households more than $300 is called ‘misleading’ by Electoral commissioner Mick Sherry.
Mr Sherry says many of the savings would occur regardless, and that the figure is ‘more like $70’.
Premier Jay Weatherill says Mr Marshall needs to accept the umpire’s decision.
The Commissioner also says Federal Labor Senator Alex Gallacher was also “inaccurate and misleading” when he claimed in a flyer that “the Libs have a secret plan to cut $557 million of the GST share from South Australia”.
Mr Sherry says he has asked each party to publish retractions.