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Brisbane council election: Gloves come off amid claims of negative campaigning

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (1.3.16) about claims of negative campaigning and ‘grubby’ politics from contenders for Brisbane’s Lord Mayoralty in the lead up to the local council elections.

‘The gloves have come off in the battle for Brisbane’s City Hall, with Lord Mayor Graham Quirk blasting Labor rival Rod Harding over what he said was a “grubby” negative attack.

‘But Mr Harding hit back on Tuesday, saying the ad raised legitimate questions about Cr Quirk’s performance as lord mayor.

‘Cr Quirk said the ad, which aired on commercial television on Monday night, asked people to say “negative things about Brisbane”.’

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