News location:

Canberra Today 24°/27° | Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | Digital Edition | Crossword & Sudoku

Labor fires up over ‘secret’ Abbott meetings

ACT Labor have accused The Canberra Liberals of holding “secret, closed door” meetings with Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher says it has been revealed Opposition Leader Zed Seselja has held “private meetings” with Abbott.

“Mr Seselja categorically said Mr Abbott would not be involved in his campaign, when plans to sit with him at an exclusive, private meeting were already in his diary,” she says.

The diary appointment with Abbott was allegedly leaked to The Canberra Times.

But a Canberra Liberals spokesperson says the claims are a “beat-up,” and the “meeting” was a fundraising event.

“We have fundraisers all the time, with Federal colleagues,” they said.

“Zed’s never completely ruled out involving Tony [in the campaign], he’s always welcome. But we have always said this is a campaign about local issues, so it’s not going to be our top priority.”

Who can be trusted?

In a world of spin and confusion, there’s never been a more important time to support independent journalism in Canberra.

If you trust our work online and want to enforce the power of independent voices, I invite you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support is invested back into our journalism to help keep citynews.com.au strong and free.

Become a supporter

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Share this

2 Responses to Labor fires up over ‘secret’ Abbott meetings

Leave a Reply

Related Posts

Follow us on Instagram @canberracitynews