'Dirty election-eve tactics,' David Pocock complains to AEC over robocalls

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated May 18 2022 - 6:27am, first published 12:55am
Independent ACT Senate candidate David Pocock. INSET: Advance Australia advertising depicting Mr Pocock as a "Green". Pictures: James Croucher, Keegan Carroll.

Independent ACT Senate candidate David Pocock has complained to the Australian Electoral Commission over "grubby and desperate" robocalls to Canberra residents, from the right-wing group Advance Australia, painting him an "extreme Green" and encouraging a vote for Liberal rival Zed Seselja.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au