Northern Territory

Aug 16, 2012

NT election campaign heats up as senior Labor staffer stands aside

The Northern Territory election campaign is heating up, with a senior staffer for the Northern Territory Chief Minister Paul Henderson standing down today after threatening The NT News with legal action

Amber Jamieson — Freelance journalist in New York

Amber Jamieson

Freelance journalist in New York

The Northern Territory election campaign is heating up, with a senior staffer for Chief Minister Paul Henderson standing aside today after threatening The NT News with legal action over an election story. Labor is currently tipped to win the poll on August 25.

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8 thoughts on “NT election campaign heats up as senior Labor staffer stands aside

  1. paddy

    Ooh Amber! What a stunning compliment.
    You’ve just been promoted from a mere Crikey hack,
    to an actual blogger on a random electronic gossip site.
    I trust Mr Beecher has given you a raise.

  2. tinman_au

    “the Minister’s office deals with reputable media outlets”

    That’d cut down on workload of the ministers office by a buttload given there are so few left here now….

  3. Edward James

    Thats rich politicians are on record poaching hacks to run spin for them. The sort of spin politicians rely on to keep their constituents in the dark. I dropped a subscription to the smelly so I could pay for better access to Crikey.com.au Edward James

  4. Suzanne Blake

    Labor always threatens the media, from Gillard down.

    Even Gillards chief spin merchant, McTiernan has called media outlets with lots of 4 letter filth words, threatening them.

  5. James Dunlevie

    Amber, I have a couple of questions; 1. Are you in Darwin covering the election? 2. Your assertion ‘a story on a Labor candidate having a past assault conviction, a story which many in the NT regard as beat-up…’ How did you come to that conclusion? 3. You are aware of NT Labor dredging up the criminal past of the independent candidate Peter Rudge only a week before the proverbial was on the other foot, as reported in the NT News print edition? – James Dunlevie, NT News

  6. Amber Jamieson

    Hi James,

    Thanks for the comment. Regarding your questions 1. I am not in Darwin. 2. I came to that conclusion after speaking to people in the NT who told me such. 3. Yes I was aware of it, hence the “However, a week ago Henderson said that candidates should be honest with any criminal history.” line. Cheers.

  7. Xevram

    Hi Amber,

    pretty OK story, but personally I reckon it would be better to focus on the actual CLP v ALP policies.

  8. Peter Ormonde

    “We do not answer questions from bloggers on random electronic gossip sites  —  the Minister’s office deals with reputable media outlets”.

    Strewth Jamie – you mean you get the Guardian and the Independent wanting quotes on croc stories now?

    Love your work!

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