AFP Raid

I can confirm the office of Labor Senator Stephen Conroy has this evening been searched by the AFP. I understand two Labor staff members have also been named in warrants relating to this matter.

THE HON MARK DREYFUS QC MP
SHADOW ATTORNEY GENERAL
SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ARTS
MEMBER FOR ISAACS

AFP RAID

I can confirm the office of Labor Senator Stephen Conroy has this evening been searched by the AFP. I understand two Labor staff members have also been named in warrants relating to this matter.

I understand these searches are in relation to documents relating to NBN Co.

I have no further information about these documents.

But what we do know about NBN Co is that Malcolm Turnbull was responsible for massive cost blow outs and serious delays – he wrecked the NBN.

There is no doubt there would be many, many documents that would be of major embarrassment to Malcolm Turnbull.

What we also know is that there have been many other serious leaks out of Government – including relating to national security, defence, and the Federal Budget – and none of them have resulted in Federal police raids.

Tonight’s events are unprecedented - we have never witnessed such an extraordinary action during a Federal election campaign.

THURSDAY, 19 MAY 2016