I ordered Daley dirt deleted, says NSW minister

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Andrew Clennell@aclennell
Police won’t send the Victor Dominello matter to ICAC – despite earlier indications they would – but are expected to send it to the Privacy Commissioner, after Dominello’s staff denied leaking in statements to police. More on http://theaustralian.com.au shortly Jun 3, 2019


Andrew Clennell@aclennell
Let’s not forget Victor Dominello has taken the role of being in charge of all NSW government data. Today he needs to give a full explanation of his role in this sordid affair involving a serious data breach, not just hide behind an ICAC investigation10:00 AM · Jul 30, 2019·Twitter Web App

I ordered dirt deleted: minister

ANDREW CLENNELLNSW minister Victor Dominello says he told a staffer to delete a document containing private information about Michael Daley.

I ordered Daley dirt deleted, says NSW minister

NSW Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello. Picture: AAP
NSW Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello. Picture: AAP

NSW Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello says he told his chief of staff to delete a document containing private information about former Labor leader ­Michael Daley’s driving record and that of 191 other motorists, three months before it was leaked to the press.

Mr Dominello admitted to a budget estimates committee hearing on Thursday that he was told in November of a request from the head of Revenue NSW, Stephen Brady, that the document be deleted because its distrib­ution to his office was a breach of privacy.

During this year’s election campaign, the document was leaked to the Liberal Party dirt unit and a journalist. The scandal since has led to a police investigation and Mr Dom­inello coming under heat in parliament.

Mr Dominello showed the com­mittee on Thursday a letter from the chief commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, sent nine days before, which said ICAC would not be investigating the matter “at this time”, as he sought to justify his position on the leak.

The Australian has revealed that a former staffer to Mr Domin­ello, Tom Green, who was seconded to the Liberal Party dirt unit during the election campaign, resigned from Mr Domin­ello’s office over the affair in June.

Mr Dominello did not confirm or deny that Mr Green leaked the data, saying only that was an “outrageous suggestion” from his Labor questioner, upper-house MP Daniel Mookhey.

Mr Mookhey later asked the minister what reason Mr Green had given for resigning, but Mr Dominello would not comment.

SOURCE: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/i-ordered-daley-dirt-deleted-says-nsw-minister/news-story/ef67d4cb1186498fafd393db34942c0a