AEC looking into claim LNP candidate for Lilley Vivian Lobo allegedly provided false details about home address

The Labor Party has lodged a complaint with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) over allegations LNP candidate for Lilley, Vivian Lobo, has provided false information about his residential address.

AEC records show Mr Lobo is enrolled to vote at an address at Everton Park on Brisbane’s north side, inside the electorate of Lilley, but the home looks vacant and neighbors say no-one has lived there for months.

An AEC spokesman said it was aware of media reports about Mr Lobo’s residence and was “reviewing the circumstances”.

“We may have more to say soon but that is it for now,” the AEC spokesman said.

The ABC on Friday approached Mr Lobo at the residence in Everton Park.

He declined to answer questions earlier on Friday about whether he lived at the address.

Vivian Lobo declined to answer questions about whether he lived at the address.(ABC News: Curtis Rodda)

Mr Lobo has since said in a statement he had “enrolled in the electorate as I had signed a lease in Everton Park with the intention to move in straight away”.

“However due to my campaign commitments and difficulty with getting tradespeople to the home, I was delayed moving in,” he said.

In March, Mr Lobo was picked as the LNP’s candidate for Lilley — a marginal Labor seat held by Anika Wells.

Roof of a home.
It is understood the Everton Park property was leased to Mr Lobo “a few weeks ago”.(ABC News: Curtis Rodda)

In a letter to the AEC, Labor complains Mr Lobo “may have committed enrollment fraud”.

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