Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has brushed aside a new Labor ad campaign that criticises him over his corporate past, saying the Opposition "want to attack me for having a quid".
Conservatives’ lead South Australian senate candidate Rikki Lambert says it’s a classic example of Labor’s politics of envy.
The ALP says it will run the ads on television as part of the by-election campaign.
Mr Turnbull said Labor wanted to attack him and his wife Lucy for, "working hard, investing, having a go".
He said they paid "plenty of tax" and gave back to the community. Reports published today indicate that Mr Turnbull donates in excess of the equivalent of his Prime Ministerial salary to charity every year. LNP backbencher Scott Buchholz said the ALP was "attacking the man" and Veterans Affairs Minister Darren Chester called it a "grubby personal" attack.
Mr Lambert has told Adelaide radio station FIVEaa’s Andrew Reimer that the political left regularly play the politics of envy, tearing down our institutions and those making a significant contribution.
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