The Labor candidate in the marginal Queensland seat of Dawson has condemned an apparent arson attempt on her car as “dirty tactics” in politics.
Belinda Hassan, a mother of four who is trying to unseat the high-profile Nationals MP George Christensen, found her car’s fuel tank forced open and a charred plastic bag stuffed in the opening on Monday morning.
Police have confirmed they are investigating the incident in the city of Mackay. The car is clearly marked with Ms Hassan’s name and the Labor logo.
“This has been a scary incident and it’s extremely concerning behaviour in the context of a campaign. Politics should be better than these dirty tactics,” Ms Hassan said.