I have some matters to attend to in the regional capital city - will be travelling and not available for the next few hours.
Press Gallery gotcha gal Tegan George thinks she got Pauline Hanson. For most viewers at home - quite the opposite.

GetUp blames the woman. Press Gallery closes the case.

GetUp blames the woman. Press Gallery closes the case. 
 
How typical. 
 
GetUp encourages harassment of conservative MPs as one of its campaigning tactics. Craig Kelly, Nicole Flint and Tony Abbott all copped it. 
 
Nicole Flint says it’s so ugly she’s leaving politics. 
 
 
But, now that it looks bad, GetUp has investigated itself and discovered that it did no wrong. 
 
It’s all in her head. 
 
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“The harassment experienced by Nicolle Flint as the Member for Boothby during the 2019 election campaign is abhorrent to GetUp as an organisation.  We condemned the behaviour at the time and went to great lengths to confirm our members were not involved.

“We conducted a thorough investigation that confirmed our staff and members were not involved in any of the alleged behaviour levelled against us in this long running effort to smear our reputation.

“We campaigned in the seat of Boothby and other key seats with hard right Liberal MPs, but it is simply wrong to characterise our campaign as harassment or misogyny.  

“In May 2019 GetUp issued the following statement condemning the attacks, and we stand by it today:

“We absolutely condemn this kind of behaviour, it is deplorable and not how election campaigns should be conducted. Sexist bullying like this needs to be condemned by everyone. It is never ok. It degrades women and gender non-conforming people, and makes it harder for them to stand in Parliament.”

“In late 2020 GetUp appeared before the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (JSCEM) Inquiry into the 2019 Federal Election, where we went on the public record again to condemn the behaviour and reject that GetUp had any involvement.

“GetUp volunteers campaigned in Boothby to champion climate action by singing alongside children’s entertainer Peter Combe, having heart to heart phone calls with their neighbours about important issues, and volunteering on election day. 

“Politicians have incredible power to impact our lives, our families and our environment and it is an important part of a healthy democracy for people to hold politicians to account on the issues that matter to them.

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