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Candidate reckons his independence is missing

THE independent candidate running for the seat of Burnett has termed it "discrimination" that his political orientation is not listed on the ballot paper.

But a representative from the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) said the candidate behind the complaint, Peter Wyatt was treated the same as all other independent candidates.

"There has not been a mistake," the representative said.

"This is standard across the board."

Mr Wyatt felt the ballot papers should be recalled at his and other independent candidates statuses added to the list.

"If they want it to be a fair election them need to reprint them all; it's not fair; it's not the Australian way of life," Mr Wyatt said.

Other candidates running for the seat of Burnett and other Queensland seats have their political parties listed after their name, Australian Labor Party, The Greens, LNP and Palmer United Party et cetera.

Mr Wyatt simply has his name, followed by a blank space where others have their party listed.

 

Topics:  candidate independent state election 2015


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