Federal Director of the Liberal Party of Australia Tony Nutt addresses the National Press Club in Canberra, Thursday, Sept 22, 2016. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING
Federal Director of the Liberal Party of Australia Tony Nutt addresses the National Press Club in Canberra, Thursday, Sept 22, 2016. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING LUKAS COCH

Liberal director Tony Nutt slams Mediscare

LIBERAL Party federal director Tony Nutt has slammed Labor's election campaign on Medicare privatisation, describing it as a "cold-blooded lie” and "new low” in Australian politics.

"The really outrageous aspect of the Mediscare was that it was coldly, ruthlessly and callously targeted at vulnerable Australians,” Mr Nutt said in an address to the National Press Club in Canberra.

"The Mediscare campaign affected votes and seats and contributed to the defeat of a number of MPs ... I call on the Labor Party to pledge to never again behave in that way and use those tactics.”


Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

People in the area may be affected by smoke

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

The group planted 35 trees for National Tree Day earlier this year.

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

The fire is still burning, now hitting an estimated 3000 hectares

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