Mitchell Liberal MP Alex Hawke has condemned Labor candidate for Mitchell, Andrew Punch, for an unfair and false claim about Coalition plans for the goods and services tax.
“This is a perfect example of a ‘punch below the belt’; conduct that is plainly unfair and contrary to good sportsmanship," Mr Hawke said.
“All Australians know that the Coalition has no plans to alter the GST if elected and for Mr Punch to
claim otherwise is plainly wrong.
“For Mr Punch to list everyday items that will rise in price under a mythical GST increase is blatant fear-mongering and insulting to the residents of Mitchell.
“Tony Abbott has been absolutely clear: the GST is not going to change. Instead the Coalition has a
plan to abolish the carbon tax and reduce the cost of living.
“Labor are running a scare campaign.
"There will be a scare a day and a lie a day from the Labor Party.
"The Australian people should expect a lie a day from an increasingly desperate Labor Party.
"I plead with Mr Punch to not ‘punch below the belt’ and instead fight a fair campaign based on
■ Here's what Andrew Punch said: http://www.hillsnews.com.au/story/1699323/federal-election-2013-punch-calls-on-hawke-to-come-clean-on-gst-plans/?cs=1958