Liberals Confirm They Have Been Robocalling South Aussies Again

Feb 14, 2020


The SA Liberal Party has confirmed it made robocalls across the state on Thursday despite Premier Steven Marshall last year saying the tactic would be reviewed.

FIVEaa Breakfast’s David Penberthy said during Friday’s Breaking @ 8 segment:

“We’ve just had confirmation from Sascha Meldrum who heads up the SA division of the Liberal Party that the Liberal Party was indeed conducting these calls.

“Her statement reads: ‘Research survey calls were undertaken by the Liberal Party last night across the state. The survey was one of many the party is undertaking on an ongoing basis to gain people’s views and feedback on issues and policies. The calls were in accordance with national standards and legislative requirements.’

Premier Steven Marshall said in July 2019 that it was “utterly unacceptable” after South Australians were robocalled by the party in the early hours of the morning two days in a row and said all campaign tactics -- including the automated calls -- would be reviewed.

“We’ve had a number of texts from people saying they found them quite annoying,” Penbo said.

“It’s not Steven Marshall who’s hitting the ping button on robocalls, it’s Liberal Party head office but he made his displeasure known quite clearly…

“Not a good look for the Libs at the moment I wouldn’t have thought.”