Libs calls for AEC investigation into candidate | Blue Mountains Gazette

The Liberal Party will ask the Australian Election Commission to investigate an alleged election violation by Anthony Albanese’s captain for a Sydney seat.

Labor candidate for Parramatta, Andrew Charlton, has reportedly broken electoral laws by giving the wrong address to the Australian Election Commission.

Charlton had listed a rental property in Woollahra owned by his wife as his residence, but had moved to Parramatta last month.

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese said he expected “the rules would be followed” when questioned on Saturday about the alleged violation.

In response, a spokesman for the coalition campaign confirmed that the Liberal Party will ask authorities to investigate the matter.

“This afternoon the Liberal Party will write to the AEC requesting an investigation into possible electoral law violations by Mr Charlton,” the spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, on his sixth trip to Parramatta’s West Sydney seat this campaign, Prime Minister Scott Morrison met with members of the Indian Australian community to announce $250,000 for a kitchen program that provides meals to the homeless in an election pledge.

The Prime Minister was joined by his Liberal candidate Maria Kovacic and Multicultural Affairs Minister Alex Hawke at the Hindu Council of Australia’s Meet and Greet event.

Mr Morrison spoke briefly and answered questions from the audience.

Australian Associated Press

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