We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Someone in Acting CM Lambley’s position should be well aware that it is erroneous and possibly prejudicial to cry ‘murder’ when there has been no such conviction by a court. Murder is a very specific offence, and it does the NT Government no credit to have Ms Lambley respond in hysterical ignorance.
As the NT News reported on 13 August 2010 that: "The CLP knew about the case before choosing him as the candidate for Lingiari...Mr Abbott yesterday denied he had pleaded guilty, but court records show that he did...He denied the original domestic violence order was taken out against him because of violence or threats of violence against the woman...Mr Abbott said he was a victim of biased legislation that nearly always favoured women in domestic violence cases. 'It does just cut one way in favour of women,' he said."