Leaflet monitoring website goes Antipodean

Good to see that The Straight Choice website has been picked up in Australia and is being used in the federal election coming up there:

The idea was spawned following the Lindsay pamphlet scandal, in which Liberal Party volunteers distributed bogus election pamphlets claiming to be from “The Islamic Australia Federation”, which was later found not to exist.

The pamphlets claimed the Labor Party candidate would support clemency for convicted terrorists and the construction of a mosque in the area. The husband of then Liberal candidate for Lindsay Karen Chijoff and the husband of outgoing Liberal MP Jackie Kelly were caught handing out the bogus voting material…

Founder of non-profit organisation OpenAustralia Matthew Landauer, 38, from the Blue Mountains in NSW, will today launch election leaflet monitoring website electionleaflets.org.au. (The Age)

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