& # 39; Idiot & # 39 ;: Zali Steggall's ex-husband and his new wife launch an extraordinary public attack on the former Olympian as she prepares to fight Tony Abbott for his blue-ribbon seat
- Zali Steggall was beaten by her ex-husband and his wife for the elections
- David Cameron and Bridie Nolan accuse Mrs. Steggall of it & # 39; opportunistic & # 39; to be
- The comments relate to a tweet she wrote during the terrorist attack on Christchurch
Independent candidate Zali Steggall was thrown into an extraordinary attack by her ex-husband and his new wife.
Mrs. Steggall, a champion skier, has been accused of & # 39; political point scoring & # 39; and & # 39; opportunistic & # 39; to be by the couple.
Olympic rowing champion David Cameron, who has two children with Mrs. Steggall but is now married to Barrister Bridie Nolan, called his ex-wife an & # 39; idiot & # 39 ;.
Nolan told The Daily Telegraph that she was upset & # 39; was about Mrs. Steggall's tweets during the terrorist attacks on Christchurch on March 15.
Warringah independent candidate Zali Steggall (pictured right with liberal MP Tony Abbott) was beaten by her ex-husband and his new wife for the next federal election
In the tweet, which has now been removed, Steggall said: “There were so many positive things to share until the news about the terrorist attack in Christchurch struck. Such & # 39; n beginning and horrible memory of where extreme ideology sow hatred and division. We have to do better. My deepest condolences to the families. #warringahvotes #auspol. & # 39;
Steggall, an independent candidate for Warringah, was accused of having committed the horrific attack, killing 50 people and injuring another 50 people.
Nolan claimed that her husband's ex-wife used the incident to raise her profile in the run-up to the federal election, where she will stand up to former Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Warringah's seat.
& # 39; Both my husband and I were appalled that Zali thought it appropriate not to tweet once in an opportunistic way, but twice about the Christchurch tragedy, the way and tone she did it, Mrs. Nolan said .
A follow-up tweet from Mrs. Steggall later fell on Tony Abbott and his & # 39; extreme right-wing cohort & # 39; to.
After the tweets, Mrs. Steggall grabbed a barrage of criticism of social media from both Mr Cameron and Mrs. Nolan.
& # 39; What kind of opportunistic person places a promotional hashtag in a tweet intended for the condolences of a grieving nation? Idiot, & # 39; wrote Mr. Cameron at the time.
The Olympic rowing champion David Cameron (left) and his wife Bridie Nolan (right) have carried out a destructive attack on Mrs. Steggall and labeled the aspiring politician as & # 39; opportunistic & # 39;
While Mrs. Nolan tweeted: & You show that you do not have what is needed. Retire now before you further embarrass your family.
& # 39; This and your Friday tweet are really outrageous & # 39 ;, the message said.
Ms. Steggall first came to the fore when she became the first Australian to win an individual medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics before becoming a teacher.
Nolan (photo) said she was upset & # 39; commented on the comments that Mrs Steggall tweeted during the terrorist attacks on Christchurch on 15 March
After she retired as a teacher, she used her experience as a top athlete to become a lawyer specializing in corporate and sports law in 2002.
Daily Mail Australia contacted Ms. Steggall, who refused to comment on the remarks from Mr. Cameron and Ms. Nolan.