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Mar 24, 2016

Sender of ‘Bernardi’ email unknown

Cory Bernardi has slammed the Huffington Post Australiafor attributing an email to him he says he didn’t write. Earlier this week, an email Bernardi sent to a mother who c

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

Cory Bernardi has slammed the Huffington Post Australiafor attributing an email to him he says he didn’t write. Earlier this week, an email Bernardi sent to a mother who criticised his stance on the Safe Schools Coalition was leaked to the media. In it, Bernardi says the program exposes students to “unhealthy ideas at an early age”, and says the Safe Schools website allows students to “find out more about bondage clubs and adult sex toys”. Bernardi has confirmed this email was from him. However, he has disavowed a second email, alleged to have been sent from Bernardi to the Huffington PostThe Senator tweeted.

The email being used by [HuffPo acting politics editor] Josh Butler today is a fake. He has been conned.

Faking (or spoofing) an email is relatively easy but I suspect it might be an offence to do so. Will have to make some enquiries.”

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