Interior Minister Peter Dutton had to apologize after accusing his amputated Labor opponent of using her handicap as & # 39; an excuse & # 39; not to go to his marginal Dickson seat.
On Thursday, Mr. Dutton induced indignation after saying that Ali France used her handicap as a & # 39; excuse & # 39; not to move to the voters of the north of Brisbane.
Senator Kristina Keneally has since labeled the 48-year-old the & # 39; most toxic man in the liberal party & # 39; and a & # 39; criminal & # 39; in a destructive attack on him.
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Interior Minister Peter Dutton (photo) accused his amputated Labor opponent of using her handicap as & # 39; an excuse & # 39; not to go to his marginal Dickson chair
Ali France (photo) made a statement on Thursday stating that she was already working in Dickson and was planning to buy a house there and make it more accessible if she won
After the resistance, the liberal member of parliament was forced to go back.
& # 39; I apologize to France for my comments from yesterday & # 39 ;, Mr. Dutton sat on Twitter.
& # 39; My argument with the Labor candidate is about how our respective policies would affect the people of Dickson, & # 39; he added.
His post on social media came about an hour after Senator Keneally beat him out for reporters.
& # 39; Mr. Dutton is a villain after all. "Mr. Dutton is the most toxic man in the liberal party," said Senator Keneally.
& # 39; Mr. Dutton is mean and despicable and Mr. Dutton has received a few votes to become Prime Minister of the Liberal Party. & # 39;
She also noted that someone in the liberal party had to stand up against Mr. Dutton and said that that person should be Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
While Bill Shorten also acted against the prime minister and accused him of being a & # 39; hostage to Peter Dutton & # 39; because he had not applied for an apology.
Mr Morrison said on Friday that Mr Dutton's remarks have been taken out of context.
Disability advocates also view the comments as & # 39; bizarre & # 39; and & # 39; offensive & # 39; convicted.
Senator Kristina Keneally has labeled Mr. Dutton as the & # 39; most toxic man in the liberal party & # 39;
Mr. Dutton had asked questions France's decision not to live in its candidate electorate because there are enough people with disabilities living in Dickson.
& # 39; Many people have discussed this with me. I think they are very angry that France is using her handicap as an excuse not to go to our voters, & Mr Dutton told the Australian earlier.
He claimed that his ALP opponent had previously told people if she won the election that she would move to Dickson.
Mrs. France made a statement on Thursday stating that she had already worked at Dickson and planned to buy a home there if she were to win.
She said she & # 39; high and low & # 39; had already searched for a suitable home, but none were suitable.
& # 39; If I am lucky enough to represent the people of Dickson, I will have to buy a house and renovate it so that it is accessible, "France said.
The ALP candidate, who had her left leg amputated in 2011 after being hit by a car, has been a prominent critic of Mr. Dutton's policy.
Mrs France (photo) underwent several operations after her accident in 2011 and has since become a disability worker and lawyer
Mr Dutton had previously questioned the (pictured) seriousness of France about representing the electorate
& # 39; Unlike my opponent who has nine houses, one of which is part of the electorate, I only have one house built to accommodate my handicap, & # 39; she said.
Mrs France, 45, has undergone several operations after her accident in 2011 and has since become a disability officer and lawyer.
Mr Dutton, who has taken over the seat of Cheryl Kernot, has been sitting since 2001, but the margin between Liberal and Labor has narrowed after the 2016 elections.
The activist group GetUp has also set up an office in Dickson to help him fire him and Queensland's largest left-wing federation, United Voice, is contributing to the France campaign.
Daily Mail Australia asked Mr Dutton and Mrs France for comments.
Mr. Dutton rebuked Ali France & # 39; s remarks that he could not move to the outer elite of northern Brisbane (photo) due to a lack of wheelchair accessible homes