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An independent candidate running in Canberra has had her campaign posters defaced with anti-Semitic slurs.

Kim Rubenstein posted a photo of one of her corflutes with other signs taped to it, reading “Vote 1 Kosher Kim” with yellow stars next to her name.

“It was hurtful to see, of course. For those who didn’t know, ‘Shoah’ is the Hebrew word for the Holocaust, and Jews were forced to wear yellow stars in Germany under the Nazis,” said she writes next to the picture.

Ms Rubenstein said that although she has “thick skin”, it reminds her to speak out against discrimination and bigotry.

Josh Frydenberg last week spoke out against vandals targeting his election campaign placards after they were defaced with swastikas in Melbourne.

The federal treasurer said his placards had been disproportionately targeted in the Kooyong electorate, reiterating that any reference to Nazism and anti-Semitism was “completely unacceptable”.

“I can only speak from what I saw in my constituency and on one side of the road you can see my signs, which have been graffitied, defaced and vandalized in a despicable way,” Mr Frydenberg said.

“I’m not just talking about blackening a tooth or dare I say putting hair on my head or anything.

“I’m talking about swastikas, I’m talking about Hitler’s mustaches, I’m talking about language that is totally unacceptable.”

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