Home Of Darwin Lord Mayor Raided

Home Of Darwin Lord Mayor Raided

Northern Territory Shadow Minister for Justice John Elferink

A Question Of Trust

Victor P Taffa

Chief Minister, Paul Henderson, should launch a full independent inquiry into claims Labor Government spin doctors leaked to the media details of a Police raid at the home of Darwin Lord Mayor Graeme Sawyer.

Shadow Minister for Justice John Elferink said the Chief Minister has an obligation to respond to these deeply disturbing allegations and what role his office played in leaking this information.

“This issue directly attacks the Chief Minister’s trustworthiness and integrity.” Mr. Elferink said.

“Today’s newspaper article accuses the Northern Territory Government of engaging in criminal conduct to expose a potential Political Rival.”

“If true, these actions are appalling and a sign the Northern Territory is becoming a Police State.” Mr. Elferink said.

“Paul Henderson was 100% behind the Police Investigation into NT News Reporter Justin O’Brien.”

“He should immediately initiate an independent inquiry conducted at arm’s length from Government into his own office.”

“Government involvement in Police Investigations cannot be tolerated.” Mr. Elferink said.

“Today’s NT News report paints a troubling picture of how the Government deals with anybody who dares criticise the Labor Party.”

“If his office leaks details of Police Investigations into the Lord Mayor, how low is it prepared to stoop?”

“These allegations are extremely serious. The Chief Minister must take full responsibility for the actions of his staff.” Mr. Elferink said.