Former communications minister Stephen Conroy, whose offices were raided by the AFP during the election campaign over NBN leaks, is still furious about it.

On RN Drive on Tuesday, he said that the AFP’s decision to investigate the leaks and raid ALP offices and the home of a Labor staffer was based on a misreading of the law. Conroy wrote to the AFP on Friday asking to end what he called “their ludicrous” investigation into NBN leaks based on legal advice he has saying NBN should not have called the police because the alleged leakers are not Commonwealth officers.

Conroy argues that as employees of a government-owned enterprise, they are not treated the same as public servants.

Conroy is also seeking an apology from Ziggy Switkowski and Mitch Fifield and has said Switkowski should also resign. Fifield, who was also on the program, said the referral from AFP to NBN was a matter for NBN.

“Were you embarrassed you raided my office?” Conroy asked.

“The lies keep coming,” Fifield replied, saying it was a matter for the AFP.

Conroy has written many letters to the AFP about getting all the aspects of the investigation covered by parliamentary privilege, but said he hadn’t heard a response yet.

Peter Fray

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