The #Ashbyappeal decision: @boeufblogginon explainer

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By Joan Evatt 28 February 2014 In a majority decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia Justices Mansfield and Gilmour granted James Ashby the leave to appeal and upheld that appeal thereby overturning the decision of Rares J. A minority decision by Siopis J granted Ashby leave to appeal and then dismissed […]

Is Brough really a Fisher shoo-in?

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  By Rodney Edwin Lever 2 September 2013 “Liar, liar, pants on fire.”  When Archie Cameron was Speaker, the word “liar” was considered un-parliamentary and the use of it brought summary ejection from the House. Never in my history of elections has the word “liar” been bandied about so frequently in Australian politics as in  […]

#FFSF What the hell is wrong with you people

Parenting Tip: Don’t encourage your daughters to aspire to the highest office in the land, may take until many more generations before the dinosaurs die out :(

        by Noely Neate June 14, 2013 Source: Yathink.com.au Enough is enough. This grubby Howard Sattler business is the last straw!   I may not be an academic like the everywhere ‘Feminist for Hire’ Eva Cox, or a so-called ‘Woman’s Authority’ like Mia Feedman. I am just a punter. A punter who is a mother, […]

The Mal Brough 48 Hour Special: At first the menu is real, then it’s not

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Look, yesterday the matter was very confusing. I had been presented with a fait accompli that there had been a menu which I said at the time I have not seen was in no position to clarify whether something was there that I hadn’t witnessed. The last thing I wanted to do was make categoric […]

Perrett urges AFP to investigate #Ashby now, adds Abetz to list

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By Margo Kingston March 20, 2013 EXCLUSIVE Graham Perrett has written to the AFP demanding it resume its investigation into possible criminal activity surrounding the court action by James Ashby against the then Speaker of the House of Representatives Peter Slipper. He has also added Liberal Senator Eric Abetz to  the list of people the AFP […]

WANTED: Mal Brough for Questioning

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A long, day for Mal Brough, from ‘up yours’ fluff to, well…. The Courier Mail had a soft  story on Mal Brough where they forgot to do journalism and ask the hard questions. Margo Kingston‘s incredulous reaction to the Courier Mail fluff piece came via Twitter” Brough delighted to take @couriermail call, No hard #Ashby ? […]

EXCLUSIVE: Steve Lewis on why the Ashby judgement killed the story

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By Margo Kingston February 3, 2013 Last night and this morning I had an interesting twitter conversation with my former press gallery colleague Steve Lewis @lewiss50, who broke the story of Ashby’s court action. Twitter conversations can be higgildy piggildy because others jump in and it’s hard to keep track of the order of remarks. […]

Liberals Ashby wall of silence cracks….

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First Labor – Liberal media debate on the Ashby Affair: Lateline transcript February 2, David Bradbury-v-Christopher Pyne http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2013/s3681711.htm Margo Kingston comments in red DAVID BRADBURY: … Can I make the point, there is one word I would like to remind Chris of and that’s Ashby and his involvement in the Ashby affair, but more particularly […]

Updated: Questions for Mr Abbott at the National Press Club

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January 31 Press Club review: There are many reasons why the Canberra Press Gallery is failing to fulfil its democratic role. A collapse in media revenues, 24 hour filing, no time to stay with a story and investigate it, an atmosphere which sees journos run from one ephemeral topic to another in waves, an exodus […]

Brough’s read his Ashby questions: Who will make him answer?

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Kathy Sundstrom Sunshine Coast Daily article asked Mal Brough some of these AFHP questions. The Slipper diary entries 1. What information regarding the diaries did you receive from Ashby? 2. What dates did it cover? 3. Why did you want the information? 4. What use did you make of the information? 5. Do you consider it ethical […]