Dodgy Kevin Rudd now lying in his own brochure

Kevin Rudd is a proven liar. Quite apart from his outrageous lies over the Coalitions plans for cuts to Education and Health he has even resorted to using people who can’t even vote and misquoting them in his own electorate brochures.

A New Zealand woman who complained to Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd about the rights of Kiwis across the Tasman has featured in a campaign pamphlet saying she’ll vote for him – despite it being illegal for her to do so.

Paulla Millar’s photo, her misspelled name and a quote from her praising the PM is in his campaign pamphlet headed ‘He has always stood up for us. That’s why we will be voting for him this Saturday 7 September’. Alongside is a text box quoting her as saying: “I support him because he is actually a really genuine person. I believe in the things that he says.”

Mrs Millar, who is originally from Auckland, is not an Australian citizen and therefore unable to vote in the election. That and other disadvantages for tax-paying Kiwis living in the country has increasingly angered Mrs Millar since she moved to Brisbane with her husband Jason and sons Liam, 8, and Charlie, 7 in 2008. 

In July she wrote to Mr Rudd’s office outlining her concerns that included her gripe with not being able to vote.

“Both of us work fulltime in pretty good jobs, we own our own home here and have two sons who we want to grow up here,” she told the Herald.

“If they go to university they won’t qualify for government loans, they won’t be able to join the defence forces – we all live here but are not able to participate in the country and help decide what our tax money is used for.”

A staff member from his electoral office in Morningside, where the Millars also live, phoned Mrs Millar and invited her to discuss her concerns in person.

Mrs Millar said she was surprised when she arrived that Mr Rudd was not there, and that she instead had her photo taken by two members of his staff and was asked questions unrelated to her letter.

“Then, [on Tuesday] this pamphlet came in the mail and I am centre stage, I can’t believe it.”

She says the quote attributed to her was taken out of context because of her reason for contacting Mr Rudd’s office.

Hopefully on Saturday Rudd will not only lose the Prime Ministership but also his own seat.

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