CLANT accused of having formerly been venerable

An article on the Crikey website headed “NT Police go the Thumper: Losing the war against grog and crime” characterises CLANT as having been “once venerable”.  In our outraged response, we say:

The “once venerable” Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory (CLANT) rejects the scandalous imputation that we were ever venerated…

Notwithstanding this slur, CLANT welcomes this opportunity to engage in the cut and thrust of policy debate afforded by Crikey’s anonymous blogger.