“Northern Territory Labor Opposition is being mischievous in claims the scrapping of the Banned Drinkers Register was the reason for the erection of a fence around my office” Country Liberals Senator Nigel Scullion said earlier today.
“The decision that a fence was required was made in March 2012, when Labor was still in Government in the Territory, after an escalation of anti-social incidents,” Senator Scullion said.
“A constituent had their car window smashed and most of the windows in the office complex had been damaged. My office has had an issue with itinerants and drunks since moving to our current location in 2005.
“There were concerns for the safety of cleaners, who were coming in after hours. The fence was built to protect staff and constituents from ongoing anti-social behaviour.
“While construction on the fence commenced on Friday March 15, and was completed on March 18 this year, the decision was made in March last year,” Senator Scullion said.
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