White Ribbon anti-violence ambassador stood down in wake of ‘slap’ comment furore


ABC News, 22 September, 2015

The Northern Territory Attorney-General has been stood down as an ambassador for White Ribbon Australia, after saying he was “tempted to slap” a woman in Parliament.

John Elferink told the Parliament on Wednesday night “I’m really tempted to give her a slap right now … figuratively speaking”, referring to Natasha Fyles, the Labor Member for Nightcliff, after she interjected during a debate.

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By J Pope

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