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August 21 2018

Colleen Yates quits race for election over media furore caused by bogus qualification claims

Labor's Colleen Yates has quit the race for Darling Range citing "intense scrutiny."

Yates listed an MBA from UWA in her LinkedIn profile even though she was never awarded the degree. A number of US universities contradicted other education claims in her online resume.

"I am announcing my resignation as the Labor Candidate for Darling Range," she said in a statement. "How I portrayed myself on my LinkedIn is, in my opinion, similar to how thousands of people would input their data on the online service. However, these minor mistakes will now haunt me for the rest of my life."