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 LNP Longman candidate Trevor Ruthenberg sorry
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 Posted: Jul 17 2018, 09:49 AM
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LNP Longman candidate Trevor Ruthenberg sorry for defence medal mix-up on parliamentary bio
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The LNP's candidate in the Longman by-election, Trevor Ruthenberg, has apologised for wrongly claiming he earned a prestigious defence service medal.

Mr Ruthenberg, the former state MP for the seat of Kallangur, listed the Australian Service Medal as one of his accolades on the official Queensland Parliament website, despite never receiving the distinction.

He received the Australian Defence Medal, which is awarded to those who have served for more than four years in the Australian Defence Force (ADF), as opposed to active service.

The LNP selected Mr Ruthenberg in May to contest the marginal seat of Longman against sitting Labor MP Susan Lamb, who quit Federal Parliament over the dual citizenship saga.

Mr Ruthenberg's campaign website lists his six years of service in the ADF where he "trained as an aeronautical ground engineer".

"I've never worn the Australian Service Medal — I've only ever worn the medal that was awarded to me," Mr Ruthenberg said.

"I respect the uniform way too much to intentionally claim something I don't have.

"As soon as it was pointed out to me, I immediately stuck my hand up and said I've made a mistake and have apologised for that."
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-17/lnp-candidate-trevor-ruthenberg-sorry-medal-mix-up-on-website/10002218

"I respect the uniform way too much to intentionally claim something I don't have."

Apparently he claims to have respect for his ADF uniform but it's ok to have no respect to the Australian electorate by lying to them. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/mad.gif

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 Posted: Jul 17 2018, 11:01 AM
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Mr Ruthenberg admitted the error should be corrected, but as of this morning his biography remained unchanged on the website.
"I'm not sure why I would have written that — I obviously did — it was written back in 2012 when you're coming into Parliament and doing a whole heap of stuff," Mr Ruthenberg said.
"In the hustle and bustle of sorting all your stuff out when you first get elected, and going through all the induction processes and things like that, it's an eye for detail that I've just missed.
"All I can do is apologise to those folks who earn the Australian Service Medal."



http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-17/lnp-candidate-trevor-ruthenberg-sorry-medal-mix-up-on-website/10002218


Perhaps it was an honest mistake.

Perhaps not.

I have no idea. http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/smiley_don_t_know.gif

After spending more than 4 years in the ADF, he should know the difference I would think.

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 Posted: Jul 17 2018, 03:17 PM
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A lot of Vietnam vets living on Bribie. My mate normally votes Porleen '1' and LNP '2'. If he came across "Big Trev", he would more than likely punch his lights out. Cliffy dropped one of Bobawks security people once, so Big Trev would be in trouble. http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/lbill.gif

Could be worse though. Big Trev could be standing for Labor. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/biggrin.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/lbill.gif

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 Posted: Jul 17 2018, 03:44 PM
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Could be worse though. Big Trev could be standing for Labor.


You mean like Barry Urban? http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/wink.gif

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 Posted: Jul 17 2018, 06:06 PM
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Admit. Apologise. Move on. It’s all ok now because I said that I was sorry, all fixed. http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/smiley_don_t_know.gif
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 Posted: Jul 17 2018, 07:42 PM
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"I'm not sure why I would have written that — I obviously did"

'Big Trev' you call this pathetic excuse for a human, the only thing 'big' about this fraud are his lies!

I'd drop this thing like a sack of spuds, lights out - finito. We have far too many corrupt politicians, about time we collectively removed all of them!
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Deleted my posts knee jerk re-action Why bdo it when nhe would be founds out? Not logical However his little"mistake" might cost him a election

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Quote: "I respect the uniform way too much to intentionally claim something I don't have."

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