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Ministers call on Labor leader to step down over support of paedophile

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NSW Police Minister David Elliott says Jodi McKay should stand down after legal documents claimed she wrote a letter of support for a convicted paedophile.

Nine News revealed the NSW Labor leader provided a letter of support for a Tamil man attempting to obtain an Australian visa. (See below)

The man was convicted in 2017 for indecently assaulting a 13 year-old-girl in western Sydney and was sentenced to 12 months jail.

Mr Elliott told Ben Fordham Ms McKay needs to resign.

“Why would a member of parliament defend anybody convicted of paedophilia?

“She cannot stand up in parliament and criticise Gladys … and then turn around and justify how she defends paedophiles.”

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Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton told Ben Fordham “her position is completely untenable”.

“She’s in big trouble and she’s digging furiously.

“How many other criminals has she supported?

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