Annastacia Palaszczuk Accused Of Sharing Thousands of Australians’ Private Data With Union Leaders To Target Voters Ahead of Crunch Elections
- Queensland Prime Minister accused of sharing data from Australians ahead of elections
- “I really reject it,” said Annastacia Palaszczuk, firmly denying the charges
- Opposition leader Deb Frecklington said the report was “very concerning.”
Queensland Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk has dismissed allegations that her party is illegally sharing private data of thousands of Australians to target them in the run-up to the election.
The Labor Party is accused of sharing information about citizens in the electoral role, including their names, addresses and contact numbers, with the Queensland Council of Unions to reach them.
The Australian Election Commission (AEC) is investigating allegations that Ms Palaszczuk has insisted are untrue.
Queensland Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk denies allegations that her party shared private data of thousands of Australians to target them ahead of the election
‘I turn it down,’ she said, ABC reported.
“The party secretary told me she has no evidence of any complaint.”
Labor Secretary of State Julie-Ann Campbell (pictured) denied allegations that the ALP shared voter roll contact details
The prime minister insisted that her election victory three years ago in 2017 was ‘clean’ and that everything that was done was covered by all required laws.
Labor Secretary of State Julie-Ann Campbell also denied the claims, simply calling it ‘downright wrong’.
“We take our obligations under the Commonwealth and State Electoral Acts very seriously,” she told the US Courier mail.
‘We are confident that we have fulfilled those obligations.
The ALP has no information about a complaint other than that in today’s newspaper.
Ms Campbell said they have not been contacted by the AEC or the Australian Federal Police about the allegations.
Instead, she revealed that the party itself has contacted the AEC for information on the complaint.
According to reports of the allegations, opposition leader Deb Frecklington (pictured) is ‘deeply concerned’ with just a week to go before the election
According to reports of the allegations, opposition leader Deb Frecklington is “deeply concerned” that there is only a week to go before the election.
Both Ms. Palaszczuk and Ms. Frecklington are campaigning in the southeast of the state
Opposition leader Deb Frecklington said she was “deeply concerned” about the reports.
According to the election commission, 580,000 people had already voted on Friday at 3:30 p.m., while 880,000 registered by mail.
The election will take place on Saturday, October 31.