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Snowdon's sea mining trickery

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Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Deputy Leader of the Nationals Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory

Tina MacFarlane

Country Liberals candidate for Lingiari

Joint Media Release

Monday 26 August 2013


‘’Labor’s Warren Snowdon is using scare tactics in a sleazy attempt to get votes from Aboriginal people in Arnhem Land, Country Liberal Candidate for Lingiari, Tina MacFarlane’’ said today.

Senator Scullion said Mr Snowdon’s team was handing out material at polling booths in Arnhem Land saying he is going to stop the mining of ‘sea country’.

“He is just pretending that there is a problem that he will fix, when the problem doesn’t exist in the first place,” Senator Scullion said.

“What nonsense is this? The Coalition has no such plans and I’m not sure who else does either. Perhaps Labor does and Mr Snowdon is trying to sabotage his own party.”

Mrs MacFarlane said: “Mr Snowdon needs to stop his practise of trying to buy votes and win votes through tricks and lies.

“Aboriginal people can see through his tactics and resent being treated in this way,” she said.

For further information contact Senator Scullion:

 Darwin electorate office (08) 8948 3555  Canberra Parliament House office (02) 6277 3867

 Media adviser Russel Guse 0438 685645