Craig Kelly is slammed for unsolicited United Australia Party spam text messages sent to Australians
The rogue former Liberal MP Craig Kelly has annoyed Australians across the country after he flooded them with unsolicited text messages all week.
Spam text messages were received by thousands of Aussies from the United Australia Party member, raising concerns about how the MP was accessing their phone numbers.
One of the member’s text messages for Hughes surfaced on Saturday, claiming to report side effects to Covid-19 shots.
“Australian Government’s Covid-19 Vaccines Adverse Events Report,” reads the text message that contains a link that directs recipients to a UAP website.
Craig Kelly has sent another round of unsolicited text messages to Australians claiming to promote the side effects of Covid-19 drugs (pictured)
The site appears to have a list of side effects of three covid vaccines that claim to be from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
Obviously, the link does not direct the recipient to the actual TGA website.
The recent text message caused public outcry online and has been criticized for spreading ‘misleading’ information, with a Melbourne doctor taking to Twitter to criticize the MP.
“So horribly, Craig Kelly is now texting to deter people from vaccination. Please note I had blocked their number after the last unsolicited text message,” wrote Dr. Shaun.
Melbourne doctor scolded Kelly on Twitter for trying to ‘deter people from vaccination’ (pictured)
The former Liberal MP who became a UAP member (pictured) was criticized on Saturday for promoting vaccine hesitancy
“The hesitation of driving vaccines while people are on a ventilator and dying of Covid in this city. They should be ashamed of themselves.’
“Next round of Craig Kelly texts promoting vaccine hesitation here. If we had a code of conduct and donation laws, maybe Clive Palmer wouldn’t be able to fund this auspol spam,” another tweeted.
‘Who pays for the mass-sent text messages about Craig Kelly’s vaccine? Clive Palmer? Does he have to declare any monies received for this?’ A user questioned.
‘Next round of Craig Kelly texts promoting vaccine hesitation here…’ claimed one Twitter user
One Tweet wondered how the text messages were funded
The 57-year-old chased Australians with his false texts, after an earlier text did the rounds earlier this week.
You can never trust the Liberals, Labor or Greens again. Authorized by Craig Kelly, United Australia Party. Click on this link,” the text read.
“I’m not sure if this is within your reach, but it probably should be. Had an unsolicited text message from Craig Kelly UAP how did he get my number? I consider this an invasion of my privacy and is intrusive spam,” one person wrote.
As of September 1, the Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA) has received more than 4,036 complaints about the text messages.
He ruffled Australians’ feathers earlier in the week after thousands of people received an unsolicited UAP text message promoted by Craig Kelly (pictured)
Political parties may call, email or text without the recipient’s permission, as long as it is not for commercial reasons according to the media regulator.
‘[Text messages that] not offer, advertise or promote any goods or services – are under no obligation to comply with obligations under the Spam Act 2003,” ACMA told the Daily Mail Australia.
‘Communication about elections or political affairs is usually not commercial and [the text messages] appear to have no commercial purpose.
“There are, however, rules for the disclosure of authorization data for election-related matters on non-broadcasting media platforms.”
The former Liberal MP turned UAP member has publicly promoted the dangerous use of drugs such as ivermectin and the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as treatments for Covid-19.
Mr Kelly previously claimed he had resigned from the Liberal Party because he wanted to speak freely about treatment drugs, which have not been proven to be suitable for Covid-19 in Australia.
He has also accused governments of an ‘authoritarian’ approach to Covid-19.
“In those last six months I have witnessed the unraveling of the fabric of our society,” he said.
“With endless authoritarian lockdowns, censorship of expert opinion, the rise of a biomedical security state, our state borders closed contrary to the vision of our Federation, and the freedoms that were once the birthright of every Australian have been stolen.”
Daily Mail Australia has approached Craig Kelly for comment.