Moselmane ‘Not a Suspect,’ Reinstated in NSW Labor

November 12, 2020 Updated: November 14, 2020

The New South Wales (NSW) parliamentarian whose home and office were raided by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) will be reinstated into the Labor Party after it was revealed he is not a suspect in an ongoing investigation.

The decision was made after Shaoquett Moselmane met with NSW Labor Leader Jodi McKay and presented documentation of his interview with the AFP during the dramatic morning raid in late June.

The records revealed he was not a suspect in an investigation.

“I have today asked that the suspension of the Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane MLC from the Australian Labor Party be lifted,” McKay told The Epoch Times.

“If new information arises in the future, I will be prepared to take appropriate steps,” she said.

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NSW Opposition Leader Jodi McKay speaks with media outside Green Trees Estate in Sydney, Friday, July 24, 2020. (AAP Image/James Gourley) NO ARCHIVING

“I warmly welcome Mr Moselmane back into the parliamentary Labor caucus and look forward to working with him,” she added.

Moselmane told The Epoch Times, “I am delighted to be back at parliament serving the people of NSW.”

“I am ready to continue the fight for our underprivileged, our multicultural and Aboriginal communities and to work hand in hand with my Labor colleagues and our Unions to fight for a fair wage structure and a safe work environment,” he said.

Moselmane was suspended from the Labor Party and forced to the crossbench, after revelations of the raid made national headlines.

Moselmane has maintained he was not a suspect and the raids were in connection to investigations into other individuals connected with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

His adviser John Zhang is also under investigation. Zhang has previously met with United Front Deputy Minister Tan Tianxing. The United Front is the CCP’s foremost overseas infiltration and influence body.

The raids were launched by the AFP and Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) under the authority of the 2018 foreign interference laws.

The laws were rushed through Parliament in response to continuing reports of CCP interference in Australia’s domestic affairs.

More recently, Melbourne-based Duong Di Sanh, became the first person officially charged under the laws.

Duong has been charged with allegedly “preparing for a foreign interference offence,” which attracts potential imprisonment penalties.