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  Labor candidate Luke Creasey resigns over 'awful comments' about women online
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  May 12, 2019 09:52pm
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AuthorRashida Yosufzai
News DateMonday, May 6, 2019 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionEmbattled Labor candidate Luke Creasey has resigned over damaging social media posts about women.

He issued a statement on Friday afternoon saying he'd contacted the ALP National Secretary to "do the right thing" and withdraw as Labor's candidate.

"While I made those awful comments many years ago and they in no way reflect the views I hold today, I understand, especially as a member of the LGBTIQ community, that we need to be careful about what we share or like on social media," he said.

"I think this is a really important lesson for young people that your social media footprint will follow you.

"I would like to thank everyone that has helped me, both within the party and across the community. I am sorry if I have let you down."

Earlier, Labor leader Bill Shorten addressed new posts that emerged on Friday including one in which Mr Creasey reportedly joked about watching a female friend have sex.
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