Lismore Labor has slammed pro-Nazi comments attributed to prominent Kevin Hogan supporter, Kurt Tucker, this week.
Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, in a front-page expose, reported on Tuesday that Mr Tucker had posted on his Facebook page statements that had he been alive in the 1930’s he would have joined the Nazi Party.
Mr Tucker is the federal campaign director of the Young Nationals and was formerly a staffer for Page MP Kevin Hogan.
A spokesman for Mr Hogan, said that he was ‘extremely disappointed’ with the comments attributed to Mr Tucker.
However the spokesman added that Mr Tucker had not worked for the Lismore office of Mr Hogan ‘for some time’.
When asked if Mr Tucker was prominently involved during the 2016 election for Mr Hogan, the spokesman declined to comment.
Mark Bailey, secretary of Lismore Labor’ said Mr Tucker ‘was well known to people involved in the campaign for Page,’ adding he had played ‘a prominent role.’
Mr Tucker subsequently resiled from his Facebook comments, telling the Telegraph that, ‘on reflection… I realise I was totally wrong. I find the Nazi party to be totally morally abhorrent and I would never willingly engage with them.’
But Harry Gregg a Young Labor member said that Mr Tucker was heard on a number of occasions to make homophobic slurs.
‘I found his comments totally offensive and as a young person I was amazed that someone the same age as me could have such hateful views,’ Mr Gregg said.