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AFP drop Christensen bribery investigation

AAP logoAAP 3/08/2016

Federal police have dropped an investigation into allegations of bribery against controversial government backbencher George Christensen.

The Australian Electoral Commission referred the matter to police in June after it received a complaint from activist group GetUp over a Facebook post in which Mr Christensen pledged a "personal contribution" to a turtle sanctuary near Airlie Beach if he was re-elected.

The AFP on Wednesday said it had undertaken a thorough evaluation of the matter but did not identify evidence to support a commonwealth offence.

Mr Christensen has issued a statement welcoming the decision.

"I have always maintained the allegations by GetUp! were bogus and politically motivated."

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