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ICE IN UNDIES DEMONSTRATES NEED FOR AFP AT HOBART

03 Oct 2017



Earlier this month Bill Shorten and Clare O’Neil committed a federal Labor government to returning 16 AFP officers to the Hobart airport.

To date the only response from the Turnbull government has been to mock Labor’s commitment as unnecessary.

Yesterday a Hobart court sentenced Christopher Wimmer to 4 years’ jail for trying to smuggle $500,000 of ice into the state, in his undies, via Hobart airport.

Wimmer was bust by a sniffer dog and Tasmanian police and they deserve our thanks.

But the fact is Tasmanian police have to be specially called to Hobart airport, away from their normal duties keeping our community safe, when airports on the mainland have trained AFP officers on hand to deal with people like Wimmer and his undies.

I don’t want to wait till the next election before AFP officers are returned to Hobart airport.

Today I am again calling on Malcolm Turnbull to immediately return AFP officers to Hobart airport.

MEDIA CONTACTS: TANYA BROOKS-COOPER 0428 203 826

                              29 September 2017



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