The Gunner Government is treating our national security as a joke – but no one is laughing.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said that in her ham-fisted attempt to apologise for the offensive tweet she posted on Monday, Katherine MLA, Sandra Nelson, failed to back down from her suggestion the Turnbull Government had engaged in a grand conspiracy for political purposes.
“Ms Nelson claimed ‘all political parties of all stripes sometimes use national security as a political football, and we need to stop doing that’. Well the only party playing politics with this alleged incident is Territory Labor,” Senator Scullion said.
“Ms Nelson’s comments have been highly offensive – not just to the Turnbull Government, but more importantly, to the hard-working men and women in our agencies who have disrupted 13 terrorist plots in Australia since 2014.
“We will continue to work day and night to keep Australians safe.
“Chief Minister Gunner needs to do more than say Ms Nelson has made a mistake. He needs to tell Territorians that he and his Government will stop playing politics with Australia’s national security.”