It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Dirt dossier included citizens
By Rebecca Hewett
THE Northern Territory Government is keeping a secret database of people who criticise the Government or its policies, it was learned last night.
The files viewed by the Northern Territory News contained hundreds of names, party affiliations, their jobs or roles and a record of their comments to talkback radio.
Opposition Leader Denis Burke yesterday accused the Martin Government in Parliament of acting like 'Big Brother'.
"It's one thing keeping files on politicians but it's another keeping files on ordinary people," Mr Burke said.
"It's like 'Big Brother'. What about privacy? We certainly never had anything like this when we were in government."