A Labor candidate for the federal election has apologised for sharing a rape joke online.
Luke Creasey, who is running for the seat of Melbourne, is also in strife for sharing pornographic material.
"It's been brought to my attention that some posts I shared on social media a number of years ago have been circulated," Mr Creasey told AAP on Wednesday.
"They were stupid, immature and in no way reflect the views I hold today. I apologise for these posts which have been removed."
Mr Creasey is the latest in a long line of candidates to come under fire for lewd posts to social media.
The seat of Melbourne is held by the Greens' Adam Bandt.
Mr Bandt said Mr Creasey had been sharing rape jokes at the same time that he was representing Melbourne's values in parliament.
"Violence against women in any circumstances is unacceptable," he told AAP in a statement.
"I think Mr Creasey needs to reconsider whether he remains as the Labor candidate."
Australian Associated Press