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Saffin response expected

Ned Saffin, with his mother, Federal MP for Page Janelle Saffin
Ned Saffin, with his mother, Federal MP for Page Janelle Saffin

PAGE MP Janelle Saffin is expected to respond today to claims she received preferential treatment while visiting her son, Ned, at Grafton jail.

The claims are believed to be subject to an investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

They have been reported to include allegations that she twice received preferential treatment visiting her son out of visiting hours and that on one occasion she was allowed to visit her son, who is being held on remand on armed robbery charges, in his cell at the jail’s detoxification unit.

Ms Saffin is understood to deny having been allowed or having sought any preferential treatment.

The claims also suggest Ned Saffin received preferential treatment at the jail because of his mother’s position.

ICAC has refused to confirm it is investigating the claims. However, Corrective Services NSW and the Prison Officers Association of Australasia have told The Northern Star the investigation is going ahead.
 



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