Labor senate hopeful who joined fight with Islamic State contacts home

February 27, 2015 9:25 PM

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A would-be Labor senator who left Australia in January to join the fight against Islamic State has made contact with his family.

Confirmation that Matthew Gardiner has joined the Kurdish resistance to IS came after news that 28-year-old Australian Ashley Kent Johnston had been killed fighting for the Kurds in northern Syria.

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