Australian candidate apologises for lewd website
SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian candidate for national parliament was on Tuesday forced to apologise for a personal website which reportedly carried hundreds of lewd jokes and in which he referred to "tit banter".
Conservative Liberal Party candidate Kevin Baker, who is standing for the seat of Charlton north of Sydney in the Sept 7 national elections, has since shut down his forum site for Mini Cooper car enthusiasts which also reportedly contained references to incest and racism.
The Sydney Daily Telegraph reported that the website included jokes about the Pope being a paedophile, and others making light of incest and child abuse and discussing scenarios in which women had sex on pool tables.
It said in one post Mr Baker, who is the director of a children's charity, had written: "Seems a bit like 'Tit Banter'..."