Federal Director of the Liberal Party of Australia Tony Nutt addresses the National Press Club in Canberra, Thursday, Sept 22, 2016. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING
Federal Director of the Liberal Party of Australia Tony Nutt addresses the National Press Club in Canberra, Thursday, Sept 22, 2016. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING LUKAS COCH

Liberal director Tony Nutt slams Mediscare

LIBERAL Party federal director Tony Nutt has slammed Labor's election campaign on Medicare privatisation, describing it as a "cold-blooded lie” and "new low” in Australian politics.

"The really outrageous aspect of the Mediscare was that it was coldly, ruthlessly and callously targeted at vulnerable Australians,” Mr Nutt said in an address to the National Press Club in Canberra.

"The Mediscare campaign affected votes and seats and contributed to the defeat of a number of MPs ... I call on the Labor Party to pledge to never again behave in that way and use those tactics.”


Why News is being forced to suspend community papers

Why News is being forced to suspend community papers

Why we need urgent government reform to save local media voices

Mining giant sacks 40 workers from Aust operation

premium_icon Mining giant sacks 40 workers from Aust operation

Company says coronavirus crisis contributed to difficult decision

Residents volunteer to protect vulnerable locals

premium_icon Residents volunteer to protect vulnerable locals

Small town residents rally together ‘to ensure we are prepared as a community with...