Catherine Ng’s campaign has been embroiled in scandal following Herald Sun revelations she will be prosecuted by the City of Melbourne for illegal election campaign posters.
As the Chair of the Council’s planning committee for the past seven years, she is responsible for the by-laws that govern where posters may be displayed.
The council can impose fines for each poster, which appear to have been put up by a professional poster distributor, paid for by Catherine Ng’s campaign.
According to the Herald Sun, the posters appear near a City of Melbourne sign that warns “bill posters will be prosecuted.
A council spokesperson told the Hun that such posters are illegal and are a “form of visual pollution.”
Ng bizarrely declared she did not know who put the posters up, despite paying someone to put them up, and promised yesterday to remove them.
VEXNEWS obtained a photograph of some of the posters displayed near Little Bourke and Russell Streets at 11AM, so clearly she’s not intended to honour that promise. Nothing new there, given she was elected seven years ago on a promise to scrap the Lord Mayor’s limousine. That never happened either.