Fred Nile’s ‘Important research’

NSW Christian Democrat Senator and right-wing Christian fundamentalist Fred Nile, who has built a career as a “moral crusader”, was caught in a NSW parliamentary audit that revealed his parliamentary computer had been used to access pornographic sites.

The September 2 Daily Telegraph said: “An audit of parliamentary computers conducted two months ago identified the Christian Democrat MP as one of the biggest viewers of adult content … up to 200,000 suspect hits have been recorded under Mr Nile's log-on, sources said.”

Nile claimed members of his staff had used his log-on to research the Australian Sex Party and other groups related to the sex industry. Nile said his staff were not “sitting there perving” but glanced at the sites “for a few seconds” as part of their research.