21 May 2016
Who told media about this raid, they were there on the spot. It real makes you wonder?
The AFP's decision to raid a Labor office in the middle of an election campaign may be pure coincidence. But there's enough about this story to feed a narrative that it was more about politics than law enforcement, writes Michael Bradley.
In case you slept in: the Australian Federal Police raided the office of senior Labor senator Stephen Conroy, searching for material relating to the serial leaking of confidential information from inside the National Broadband Network Corporation.
When the Turnbull ministry spends all morning telling everyone very loudly in a lot of detail how much they don't know about this event, you get more than a faint whiff of something smelly.
The attention being given to possible covert influence being exercised by China in Australia shouldn’t distract us from recognising that ...