Rob Oakeshott says “the National Party have brought out the mud bucket. We see this every election. When they feel threatened, they play dirty”.
They’re paying hundreds-of-thousands to fill our TVs with wall-to-wall ads that are full of falsehoods. So here are the facts.
Fiction: I went straight from uni to a politician’s office.
Fact: My first job was in the transport industry, establishing a men’s health program for truck drivers.
Fiction: I ‘took‘ a job at State and Federal Parliament.
Fact: The community who have pulled in behind me every campaign, worked hard so we could win seven elections at the ballot box.
Fiction: I have a ‘cushy’ Commonwealth pension. (An attack that’s never leveled at major party politicians for some reason…)
Fact: I don’t have a Commonwealth pension. I do have a State Parliament pension, but I’ll be giving that up to represent Cowper.
Fiction: I make money from AEC election contributions.
Fact: AEC election contributions pay for posters, TV and radio ads, shirts and everything else. There are far better ways to make money.
Fiction: I haven’t finished a tax funded medical degree.
Fact: I’m still passing med, and I’m paying for it with a HECS debt. Just like every other Aussie student.
Fiction: I’m supported by GetUp.
Fact: This is incorrect, The Australian even ran a retraction.
Fiction: It’s time for Rob to get a real job.
Fact: Representing you is a real job, and I’m all in.
The above is a Press Release from the Rob Oakeshott for Cowper Campaign – Monday 13 May 2019.