Australia

WA Nationals refer government election ads

A $245,000 advertising campaign by the WA government during the federal election has been referred to the Public Sector Commission by the state Nationals.

A $245,000 West Australian government advertising campaign has been referred to the Public Sector Commission by the state Nationals.

The party accuses the Labor government of inappropriately using taxpayer funds and senior bureaucrats to smear the federal government in the Don't Walk Away newspaper and digital campaign.

It follows a similar referral by the Victorian opposition to that state's anti-corruption body over a similar advertising campaign run by the government there.

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