STICKERS popping up in South Fremantle showing Labor leader Mark McGowan with statements about refugees and Muslims are fake, according to Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk.
One of the stickers read ‘Labor welcomes all Muslim refugees’ alongside a picture of Mr McGowan, Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten and two industry workers, while the other had a picture of Mr McGowan below the statement ‘Will welcome more Muslims and other refugees to WA. Will fight racism’.
Both had the official Labor authorisation written across the bottom.
Ms McGurk said she was surprised someone would go to the trouble to produce fake stickers.
“These stickers are not genuine and the authorisation is false,” she said.
“Labor takes a strong stance against racism and we will always defend religious freedom but the intent of these stickers was simply to stoke perceived fears of migrants and Muslims and Fremantle is certainly the wrong place to do that.
“Fremantle people will see this for what it is, a sad and desperate attempt at creating division in our community.”