“This document is a dirty tricks manual and it is calculated through techniques of misrepresentation, push polling and the like to achieve one purpose,”
That’s exactly right, and why shouldn’t any person, or entity, lobby relevant stakeholders for support? I seem to recall a certain PM doing exactly that during the 2004 campaign, via recorded telephone spam. “Hello, this is John Howard……yadda yadda”
While I don’t agree with either side making nuisances of themselves over and above the usual and expected nuisances they already are, lobbying is an accepted means of ascertaining the electorate’s intent come polling day.
Pot – kettle – black? Yes, I think so.