AUSTRALIA POLITICS: 2016 Election: Cathy O’Toole Hunted By Old Protest Photo

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By Politicoscope May 10, 2016 12:02
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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: 2016 Election: Cathy O’Toole Hunted By Old Protest Photo

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has been forced to deny his party is disunited on the issue of boat arrivals for the second day in a row after a photo emerged of the Labor candidate for a marginal seat at an asylum seeker protest.

The photo of Cathy O’Toole, distributed widely by Coalition strategists, showed her protesting outside the office of sitting Liberal National Party MP Ewen Jones holding a sign saying “let them stay”.


This followed comments on Monday by Labor’s candidate for Melbourne, Sophie Ismail, saying boat turnbacks should be off the table even though they are part of official Labor policy.

Appearing beside Mr Shorten at a state school in Townsville, Ms O’Toole said she backed Labor’s asylum policy 100 per cent but refused to say the words “boat turnbacks”.

Ms O’Toole said she was a proud member of Amnesty International, which campaigns against offshore processing.

 

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