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Questions Day 2 - Wednesday 27 November 1996

Details:

Title

Questions Day 2 - Wednesday 27 November 1996

Other title

Parliamentary Record 29

Collection

Questions for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997

Date

1996-11-27

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Language

English

Subject

Questions

Publisher name

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/300067

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/379582

Page content

QUESTIONS - Wednesday 27 November 1996 Mr STONE: ... nor have I seen the police file. I make the point again that it would be a very dangerous practice for politicians to be able to access a police file. What the Leader of the Opposition wants to do is to revisit the whole file. Mr Stirling interjecting. Mr STONE: I am becoming very tired of the member for Nhulunbuy, Mr Speaker. Mr SPEAKER: As are we all. Mrs Hickey: Did you n o t... Mr SPEAKER: Order! Mr STONE: Syd Vicious and Johnny Rotten, between the 2 of you ... A member interjecting. Mr STONE: It would be a very dangerous practice if politicians were able to access police files. It suits the Leader of the Opposition ... Mr Stirling: Why did you ask for the federal report if it is so dangerous? Mr SPEAKER: Order! Mr STONE: I did not ask for the file, and that is a big difference. Mr Bailey: We have not asked for the file. Mr STONE: It is the big difference between ... Members interjecting. Mr SPEAKER: Order! Mr STONE: Mr Speaker, I understand your frustration. I make the point again that it would be an extremely dangerous practice if politicians, even Ministers of Police, even heads of government, were able to access a police file. I say to you again ... Mr Bailey: We are not asking for the file. Mr STONE: Yes, you are. You are asking for the police file because that is what went to the Director of Public Prosecutions. Why will members opposite not accept the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions? What could they put in front of me that would persuade me that they would be more skilled than an independent officer such as the Director of Public Prosecutions drawing his own conclusions, having had complete access to the police file? 1833


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