http://it.mycareer.com.au/breaking/2001/08/07/FFXE8GFK2QC.html Tuesday 07 August, 2001 NSW Premier Bob Carr said any Labor MP caught computer hacking at State Parliament would be dealt with by the law and the party. Tony Kelly, the NSW Labor MP at the centre of the parliamentary hacking scandal, today stood down as acting president of the upper house pending a police investigation. Kelly continued to deny any involvement in the matter. Speaking prior to Kelly's announcement, Carr told Radio 2UE: "The allegation (from the opposition) is a profoundly serious one. "There is a police investigation and any revelation that anyone one on my side of politics has benefited from computer hacking, has engaged in computer hacking that's a criminal offence first of all but it'll also be responded to by my party. "It's intolerable. There should be no place for political espionage in Australia. It undermines democracy". He rejected suggestions that Education Minister John Aquilina had gone public with details of the Cecil Hills High massacre story because he had access to illicit information that the Opposition was about to raise it in parliamentary question time. "No, that's ridiculous. I've never seen anything, I don't think anyone in the Labor Party has seen anything that's come out of the Liberal party computer," he said. The opposition questions were mostly inspired by stories in the day's newspapers, he said. "There's never been that sort of intelligence". Carr said it was easy for the Government to predict questions, based on what was in the papers or what was being talked about on radio. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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