THE Greens have used their taxpayer-funded allowances to print inflammatory anti-Israeli propaganda posters for organisers of a protest rally in what could constitute a breach of Department of Finance rules.
The Daily Telegraph has learned NSW Greens senator Lee Rhiannon used her Senate printing allowance to print and authorise posters to promote a pro-Palestinian rally in Sydney yesterday.
The material, which contains an endorsement by Senator Rhiannon and a disclosure that she had printed them on behalf of the Palestine Action Group, controversially called on the government to officially break ties with Israel.
The anti-Israel posters which were displayed during a protest rally in Sydney on Sunday, May 15. The poster also tries to compare Israel with the previous apartheid policies of South Africa.
Senator Rhiannon’s office initially would not reveal whether the senator endorsed the views in the poster, despite admitting to printing them. The office admitted that the word “apartheid” was not consistent with Greens policy. But Senator Rhiannon confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that she had personally printed the posters.