Senator Stephen Conroy at the NBN Launch, Coffs Harbour. Photo: Rob Wright/ The Coffs Coast Advocate
Senator Stephen Conroy at the NBN Launch, Coffs Harbour. Photo: Rob Wright/ The Coffs Coast Advocate Rob Wright/The Coffs Coast Advoc

AFP raids Conroy's office over leaks

THE Melbourne offices of Stephen Conroy are being raided by the Australian Federal Police as part of investigation into leaks of information about the NBN which ended up being very damaging to then Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull. 

The Guradian Australia reports that a separate office is also being raided in Melbourne in relation to one of Jason Clare's staffers.

Labor MP Tony Burke told the ABC's 7.30 said the person the leaks in question damaged the most was Malcolm Turnbull. 

"There are allegations floating around about documents that were leaked from the NBN," he said tonight.

"There's no doubt the leaks that came from the NBN caused immense damage, immense damage to Malcolm Turnbull when they showed the cost blowout of the NBN, the fact it was slower and going to be delayed.

"The thing that I also know with this is during the life of this parliament, on 23 different occasions we've asked about leaks from all parts of this government, right through to the National Security Committee of cabinet.

"The night before the budget government staffers were handing out cabinet in confidence documents around the press gallery. I don't know how many of those inquiries have resulted in police raids. I don't know how many times they've been referred to the AFP."


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