Advance Australia group falsely says Tony Abbott’s opponent supports Labor’s franking credit policy

Zali Steggall, the independent facing off against Tony Abbott in Warringah at the federal election, has vowed to push for reform of political advertising laws after a rightwing group falsely linked her to Labor’s franking credits policy.

Advance Australia, the group billed as a rightwing version of GetUp, has been pushing professionally produced, paid video ads into the feeds of Facebook users aiming to undermine Steggall’s campaign to take Warringah from the Liberals.

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