Article by Paul Karp
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Council says independent’s signs are allowed under planning provisions but Tim Wilson insists they can’t be erected until election called.
Independent challenger Zoe Daniel claims her campaign has been cleared by Bayside city council of prematurely erecting political signs but federal Liberal MP Tim Wilson still believes she has jumped the gun.
The council issued a statement on Wednesday stating that although the federal election had not yet to be been called “we are within the [three-month] period in which an election must be held” so it would allow the signs…
Daniel claimed victory in the sign fight, declaring the council had “confirmed that our campaign signs are legal and do not require a permit”…
Daniel responded that she did not support any change to franking credits or to negative gearing. “To suggest that I do is a lie,” she said in a statement…
Daniel confirmed she voted for Wilson “as a vote for Malcolm Turnbull in 2016” and voted “against him and Scott Morrison in 2019”.
“I am a classic swinging voter, she said. “The unsatisfactory nature of these choices was one of the key reasons I accepted an invitation from Voices for Goldstein to run as an independent.
“The Liberal party exhorting people to dob in members of the Goldstein community who are displaying my signs amounts to bullying and intimidation.”