New South Wales Labor MP Tania Mihayluk has been dismissed from the Ministry of Shadows after she used her parliamentary privilege to launch a scathing attack on a potential candidate.
- Mihayluk said Asfor was a ‘polluted’ candidate in his speech at the New South Wales parliament
- Asfour asked Mihailuk to provide evidence to support her claims
- Chris Minz said it was unacceptable for Mikhailuk to use parliamentary privileges to attack colleagues
Opposition leader Chris Mins said Mr Mikhailuk’s attacks were unacceptable and confirmed he had been removed from the shadow cabinet.
Mikhailuk this week used parliamentary privilege to link Canterbury Bankstown Mayor Karl Asfour with disgraced former Labor Minister Eddie Obeid.
Asfour will be the Labor Party’s Senate candidate in the March state elections.
In a speech to parliament on Tuesday, Mihayluk implied Asfor was a “tainted” candidate, explaining how Obaid attended Asfor’s wedding and gave him generous gifts. did.
“I express my legitimate and long-standing concerns about Asfour’s character and his unprincipled actions in furthering the interests of developers and identities, especially Eddie Obeid,” Mihailuk said under parliamentary privilege. said.
Asfour has dismissed Mihayluk’s allegations as “outrageous and baseless”.
“She used her parliamentary privilege to launch a cowardly attack against me and my family. .
Mins said this morning it was unacceptable for Mikhailuk to use parliamentary privileges to attack members of his party politically.
Asfour was elected in March but must first be confirmed at the state Labor Party convention next month.
Prime Minister Dominic Perrotet said Minsu’s actions showed that the ALP was ready to silence those who “stand up” to expose allegations of corruption within the party.
“This is exactly the type of behavior that allowed[former MP]Eddie Obaid to thrive,” he said.
“It should not be tolerated to silence strong women who are standing up and speaking out in relation to allegations of corruption in the NSW Labor Party.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-23/alp-leader-chris-minns-demotes-tanya-mihailuk-shadow-ministry/101467630 Labor MP Tanya Mikhailuk has been sacked from the Ministry of Shadows over criticism of Hal Asfoe