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’13 Labor candidates ineligible’ | The Australian

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[quote]THE Liberal Party has claimed 13 Labor candidates are ineligible to stand in Saturday’s federal election.

Melbourne’s Herald Sun has reported the shock development threatens to create a major distraction for Kevin Rudd’s run to the poll.

According to Liberal Party headquarters, the 13 hopefuls are all ineligible because they failed to resign from Commonwealth jobs before nominating for parliament.

Under the relevant legislation, a candidate can only validly nominate for Federal Parliament if they no longer hold an office of profit under the Crown.

Legal advice suggests the ALP candidate for Wentworth, George Newhouse, may be ineligible for parliament and has compounded the problem by refusing to release relevant documentation.

Twelve other ALP candidates may be similarly affected, the Liberals claim.

This includes Victorian candidate for McEwen, Rob Mitchell, who the Liberal Party claims may still be employed as a senior adviser to the Brumby state government.

The others named by the Liberals are: Tony Zappia (Makin, SA), Yvette D’ath (Petrie, Qld), Peter Conway (ACT senate), Shayne Neumann (Blair, Qld), Garry Parr (Hinkler, Qld), Alan Neilan (Kennedy, Qld), Sharon Thiel (Kalgoorlie, WA), Belinda Neil (Robertson, NSW), Mark Buttugieg (Cook, NSW), Ross Daniels (Ryan, Qld), Mark Reynolds (Tangney, WA). [/quote]
Whoopsy, that makes winning 18 seats just that much harder. Oh the aching ribs, the stitch, the pain.

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