Vivian Lobo, a candidate for the LNP in Queensland, was referred to federal police over claims that she gave a false address.
The Australian Electoral Commission sent Vivian Lobo, a candidate for the LNP, to the federal police over claims that he gave the AEC false information about where he lives.
The AEC was looking into claims against Mr. Lobo, who is running for the important Brisbane seat of Lilley, which is held by Labor by a very small margin.
Last week, Labor told the AEC that Mr. Lobo "may have committed enrolment fraud" and did not live at his registered address in Everton Park, which is in the north of Brisbane. This caused a lot of trouble for his candidacy.
Even though the house is in the Lilley electorate, it looked empty when the ABC went there, and neighbors said that no one had lived there in months.
In a statement, the AEC said that it had looked over the statements that Mr. Lobo had made on his registration and nomination forms.
"It is unclear whether the information he gave about his home address on these forms is true or not," the AEC said in a statement.
"The AEC has asked the AFP [Australian Federal Police] to look into this matter."
The AEC also said that ballots have been printed and sent out to all parts of the country so that early voting can start on Monday. Many people who voted by mail have already gotten their voting packs.
Because of the campaign, the move-in was delayed.
In a statement released on Friday, Mr. Lobo said, "I registered to vote because I signed a lease in Everton Park with the plan to move in right away."
"However, I couldn't move in right away because I had to work on my campaign and it was hard to get tradespeople to the house," he said.
In March, Mr. Lobo was chosen to run for the seat, which is currently held by Anika Wells of the Labor Party.
Ms. Wells won the seat in 2019 with only 0.6% of the vote. This is a change from when Labor's Wayne Swan held the seat from 1998 until 2019, when he retired.
Mr. Swan won the seat for the first time in 1993, but he lost it for one term in 1996.