House debates

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Questions without Notice

Special Minister of State

2:42 pm

Photo of Mal BroughMal Brough (Fisher, Liberal Party, Special Minister of State) Share this | Hansard source

You people are so ignorant of the facts, and that is why you say what you do. This is the 27 February 2014 judgement. I will quote it again for the benefit of the House:

There is no evidence that Brough offered to assist either Ashby or Doane to find new careers. That Brough was prepared to consider allegations of misuse of travel entitlements in relation to Slipper and to look at evidence produced by Ashby which might support these allegations does not necessarily mean that his purpose was to harm Slipper politically.

I can go on:

Brough referred Ashby to Russell QC to give informal advice to Ashby. Russell QC’s advice was temperate and cautious. The recital of his evidence includes that he made it clear that the LNP would not help Ashby, or give him or Doane any assurances of later employment.

It goes on and on. No matter how much the member for Isaacs tries to paint a picture that does not exist—


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