Yesterday three categories of political lie were brought into the light: the pants-on-fire lie; achievement hyperbole; the smear.
Here today are three more examples of the dissembling, the duplicitous, the deceitful ... and the outright bull spouted by politicians to what they presume is a gullible electorate.
4. The blame-shifter lie: ‘These are matters for Victoria’
This type of lie is bound up in diverting blame for failure, inaction and downright incompetence.