Fels’ Indo print job

Toby HusseyAlbany Advertiser
The signs were revealed to have been printed in Indonesia.
Camera IconThe signs were revealed to have been printed in Indonesia.

A Federal election candidate who outsourced printing materials to Asia did it because the factory owned by his brother-in-law gave him “a special deal”.

United Australia Party candidate Anthony Fels’ banners are big, bright, and made in Indonesia.

While one of Mr Fels’ party’s main slogans promotes supporting Australian businesses, his election material was made in a city 110km south-east of Jakarta.

In response to enquiries Mr Fels, an election veteran, said he always printed in Indonesia.

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He is the only O’Connor candidate known to print election material internationally.

“They’re the only ones printed for the party in Indonesia,” he said.

“I got a special deal, I’ve always done it there for any of my elections.

They’ve got a big machine and they do a whole lot of stuff cheaply for me.”

Last week, UAP signage in Queensland was found to have been printed in China.

The party has been called out several times this year for printing election material internationally.

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