Labor candidate Melissa Parke pulls out of Curtin contest over Israel comments

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Parke says she did not want to be a distraction during the election campaign, despite her views being ‘well known’

The Labor candidate for the West Australian seat of Curtin, Melissa Parke, has pulled out following reports that she told a public meeting last month that the way Israel treated Palestinians was “worse than the South African system of apartheid”.

Parke, formerly a federal member for Fremantle, said on Friday night that she did not want to be a distraction during the election campaign. The seat of Curtin was previously held by former Liberal party deputy leader Julie Bishop.

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Melissa Parke has resigned over her remarks.

Peter Dutton still hanging around.

Pretty stark contrast. #JustSayin

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