Liberal party says rival New Liberals will cause ‘widespread voter confusion’

Liberal party says rival New Liberals will cause ‘widespread voter confusion’

The Guardian

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Crosby Textor research lodged with the Australian Electoral Commission claims up to two-thirds of voters wrongly believe the parties are connected

The Liberal party has warned of “widespread voter confusion” that would likely distort election results if a rival party, the New Liberals, is allowed to register and run candidates with that name.

In an objection to the Australian Electoral Commission, the Liberal party has accused the New Liberals of a “cynical attempt to piggyback” on its brand and tabled Crosby Textor research claiming up to two-thirds of voters wrongly believed the parties were connected.

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