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May 8, 2021

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I received an envelope in the post containing a flyer from Ben Franklin, the Nationals candidate for Ballina. 

It said, ‘Vote 1 The Nationals to get your ($250) Regional Seniors Transport Card’.

This is surely blatant bribery. If there is not a law against this kind of thing, there damn well ought to be.

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  1. It is illegal under the NSW Electoral Act and former Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham has made a formal complaint to the New South Wales Electoral Commission. I’m sure the Echo will keep us informed on the outcome of that complaint.
    Jim Beatson
    ByronBay

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