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Independent Pocock hit hard by a low blow from Senator Seselja

An aggressive attack from Advance Australia earlier this week may have independent candidate David Pocock reconsidering substituting his jersey for a suit and tie as the political field proves as dirty as the rugby pitch.

The lobbying group pitched signs across the nation's capital portraying Pocock as a member of the Greens party.

Pocock, who has tenacious political integrity policies, declared the campaign "blatantly deceptive conduct" and "an attack on our democracy".

Pocock criticised Senator Seselja for the campaign and lodged a formal complaint with the Australian Electoral Commission over the erroneous placards.

Since running for Senate, Pocock's opposition has labelled him a radical Green, despite the continuous repudiation of any association with the Australian Greens Party.

Pocock again reiterated independency at the University of Canberra on Tuesday, squishing allegations of affiliation with the Greens.

"I think it points to the tragedy, that caring about where we live and this amazing place we call home and actually wanting a plan when it comes to the climate is seen as extreme and radical," Pocock said.

"We've seen political candidates who have been against climate action, have been against integrity. So it's no surprise now that they are running a really big smear campaign to try and paint me as an extreme green radical that wants to destroy the economy and everything we love about Canberra," he added.

Pocock holds a Masters of Sustainable Agriculture and has a colourful environmental activism history, one never declined or falsified.

In an interview with Sydney Morning Herald columnist Peter FitzSimons, Pocock spoke about his arrest in 2014 after participating in a non-violent environmental protest.

"I was standing alongside a fifth-generation farmer trying to stop a mine next door to his farm. We should not be mining such a valuable resource. I think we can all see now that we have to actually transition to renewable energy," Pocock told SMH.

Pocock has dug his boots into the mud, solidifying his political stance, policies and beliefs, emphasising the importance of listening to the Canberra community.

"I am trying to keep things positive and represent Canberrans," Mr Pocock said on Tuesday at the University of Canberra.

"Much work needs to be done to repair and improve our democracy, around integrity in politics, truth in political advertising."

"There are currently no laws that say that you can't just flat out lie in political ads. I don't think that's good for democracy; it's not creating the kind of future we all want," Pocock added.

With less than a month before election day, polls reveal Pocock is fairing a chance to win a seat in the Senate; the next few weeks are crucial for independent and liberal candidates.

Tensions are high; it's a tight match. Seselja has turned the ball over, leaving Canberrans eagerly awaiting Pocock's next move.

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